Manuscripts submitted to the romance writing competition must be between 45,000 and 110,000 words. Submissions can be aimed at a specific market and marked accordingly eg Harlequin Mills & Boon sweet, Intrigue, Superromance, etc. An entry fee of NZ $55.00 applies per entry.
Up to 8 romance writers will read and scrutinize submitted manuscripts. Entrants to the romance writers contest can expect detailed feedback about their work. Manuscripts that make the final cut will be judged by Mary-Theresa Hussey, the New York based executive editor of Harlequin books, the world's leading publishing house of romance fiction.
If you are intending to enter you will need to already be or be prepared to become a financial member of Romance Writers of New Zealand
- Each entry must be the original work of the author and be previously unpublished. Submissions must not have been accepted for any other competition at the closing date of the competition
- Manuscripts must be between 45,000 and 110,000 words in length
- Each entry must be accompanied by the $55 entry fee and the official entry form
Closes: 26 February 2011
Entries should be posted to:
C/- RWNZ, Lothian,
231 Opaheke Road RD4
Further information about the Clendon Award can be obtained from the Romance Writers of New Zealand website