Contest Finalists 2018

Koru Award – Published Book Contest

RWNZ can now announce the WINNERS for the Koru Contest for 2018.

Long Romance
The Currency Lass – Tea Cooper – FIRST EQUAL
Ruining Miss Wrotham – Emily Larkin – FIRST EQUAL
The Modern Woman’s Guide To Finding a Knight – Anna Klein – THIRD

Worth The Risk – Holly James
Trusting Miss Trentham – Emily Larkin

Short Romance
Devoted – JC Harroway – FIRST
Hollow – Steffanie Green – SECOND
Under The Stars- Kendra Delugar- THIRD

The Baby Merger – Yvonne Lindsay
Her Outback Cowboy – Annie Seaton

Novella
Road Trip Baby – Fiona Marsden – FIRST
Runaway Christmas Bride – Isabella Hargreaves – SECOND
A Scot for Christmas – Bronwen Evans – THIRD EQUAL
Forbidden River – Brynn Kelly – THIRD EQUAL

Best First Book
The Modern Woman’s Guide To Finding a Knight – Anna Klein – FIRST
Under The Stars – Kendra Delugar -SECOND
Masked – Marija Greenhill – THIRD

Overall Award for Excellence – this year was a three way tie
Devoted – JC Harroway
The Currency Lass – Tea Cooper
Ruining Miss Wrotham – Emily Larkin 

Huge congrats to the finalists and to everyone who entered!

Pacific Hearts Award Finalists (for Unpublished Writers)

The finalists for the 2018 Pacific Hearts Award are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Ashlee Dolamore – SECOND
Amy Paulussen – THIRD
Adrienne Smith – FIRST

Congratulations and best of luck with the final round of judging.

Chapter Short Story Finalists

It gives me great pleasure to announce the results of the Chapter Short Story Contest.

Congratulations to the placegetters and all the finallists.

And thank you to all the entrants and the judges who made running this contest possible!

1st K.A. Servian – Seeing Him Again For the First Time

2nd Jackie Rutherford – The HR Handbook

3rd Kellie Hailes – A Man of His Word


The RWNZ is thrilled to be able to announce the finalists for the 2018 Chapter Short Story Contest.

They are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Susie Frame
Kellie Hailes
Jackie Rutherford (x2)
K.A. Servian
Yvonne Walus (x2)

Congratulations everyone and best of luck in the final round!

Daphne Clair de Jong First Kiss Finalists

It gives me great pleasure to announce the results of the Daphne Clair de Jong First Kiss contest 2018!

1. Mako Bay by Stephanie Ruth
2. Claim to the Heart by Lyssa Randolph
3. Ruby Island by Stephanie Ruth

Well done to the place getters–and to Kendra Delugar and Susan Frame, the remaining finalists.


It gives RWNZ great pleasure to announce the finalists in the First Kiss Contest. They are (in the order their entries were received):

Kendra Delugar.
Stephanie Ruth (x2)
Lyssa Randolph
Susan Frame

Please join me in congratulating them!

Great Beginning Contest – Finalists 2017-2018

And the winners are….

Editor’s choice:

1. Conquering Nick / Jennifer Raines

2. Finding Solace / Catherine Hudson

3. Taylor’s Law / Jennifer Raines

4. Beyond Heat / Ashley Logan

Agent’s choice:

1. Conquering Nick / Jennifer Raines

2. Taylor’s Law / Jennifer Raines

3. Beyond Heat / Ashley Logan

4. Finding Solace / Catherine Hudson

 

A special thanks to our professional judges:

Editor: Kathleen Scheibling

Executive Editor, Harlequin Global (Toronto Office)

Agent: Elaine Spencer

The Knight Agency

 

The RWNZ is thrilled to be able to announce the finalists for the 2017 Great Beginnings Contest.

They are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Catherine Hudson
Ashley Logan 
Erin Moira O’Hara
Jennifer Raines (x2)

Congratulations everyone and best of luck in the final round!

We had an unprecedented number of entries this year, so we want to give a huge shout out to all the judges who made running this competition possible (we literally could not do it without you).

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