Sponsor: Greater Seattle Romance Writers of America
Opens: April 1, 2014
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Fee: $12 for GSRWA members, $20 for nonmembers. Electronic submittal.
Eligibility: Unpublished writers or writers who are unpublished in the romance genre for the past 5 years
Entry: Your novel's opening hook - The Opener - is what attracts an editor or agent. Polish the first seven pages of your manuscript and enter the Emerald City Opener Contest, sponsored by the Greater Seattle Chapter of RWA.
Categories:Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult, New Adult (new this year!)
First Round Judges: PROs & published authors.Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary
Young Adult: Kathleen Rushell of Marsal Lyons Literary
New Adult: Leis Pederson of Berkley
Finalists receive a private pitch with their editor or agent of choice if attending Emerald City Writers' Conference on October 17-19. Finalists receive a framed certificate and an Amazon gift card ($20 - First place, $15 - Second place, $10 - Third place).
You can view the rules here.
You can view the ECO Score Sheet and see how your entry will be judged.