Contests

Want feedback on your writing? Want to win recognition and fabulous prizes? Desire exposure? You’re in the right place!

Want feedback on your writing?  Want to win recognition and fabulous prizes? Desire exposure? You’re in the right place!

Romance Writers of New Zealand offers several contests during the year—for published and unpublished authors—most contests are only for members of our organisation. You must be a logged-in member to view the full contest details of member only contests. Want to join?

1 February to 28 Feb – Daphne Clair de Jong First Kiss

This contest is a 1500 word first kiss scene with a 250 word set up – both are judged. Open to both published and unpublished authors who are paid up members of RWNZ.

RWNZ is delighted to share the 2017 finalists, in no particular order, of the First Kiss contest: JC Harroway, Bronwen Evans, Becky Watts, Emma Bryson. Join us in congratulating the finalists and wishing them well in the next round of the competition.

1 March to 31 March – Pacific Hearts Contest

The Pacific Hearts Award is a full length, unpublished manuscript contest by unpublished authors who are paid up members of RWNZ.

 

1 April to 30 April – The Chapter Short Story Contest

The Chapter Short Story Contest is an award for a previously unpublished short story by published or unpublished authors who are paid up members of RWNZ. This contest is sponsored by Frances Loo and Chapter Book and Tea Shop, a Mt Eden, Auckland book shop specialising in romance fiction.

 

1 May to 31 May – Koru Published Book Contest

The Koru Award is a FULL BOOK readers’ choice award aimed at recognising excellence in romance writing. It is open to all published authors, not only to members of the Romance Writers of New Zealand.

 

1 September to 30 September – Great Beginnings Contest

Great Beginnings is open to both published and unpublished writers. Entrants submit up to the first three chapters of a completed but unpublished manuscript, plus synopsis up to 1000 words.

 

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