Romance Writers of New Zealand Inc is calling for submissions of complete romance novel manuscripts to the 2010 Clendon Award, an annual writing contest for unpublished romance writers. The submitted manuscripts will be judged by between three and eight romance readers. Finalist manuscripts are judged by an editor at Harlequin Books in New York, the world’s largest publisher of romance and women’s fiction.
Prizes for the 2010 Clendon Award include a First Prize of a perpetual Trophy (with miniature) and $300.00 cash. Certificates and Book Tokens for the Second and Third placed manuscripts are also to be awarded.
The 2010 Clendon Award closes 26 February 2010. Manuscripts must be between 40,000 and 110,000 words. Full details, including the entry form, can be found on the Romance Writers of New Zealand website www.romancewriters.co.nz.