Judging Koru Award

Judging the NZ Koru
Full Book Award
For Published Authors

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Do you enjoy reading romance novels?

Romance Writers of New Zealand (RWNZ) is looking for READERS ONLY to judge the KORU Contest entries. That means you can’t also be an author.

The Koru is the RWNZ Published Authors contest for full Books (40,000 to 100,000 words) or novellas (25,000 to 40,000). Only New Zealand and Australian authors can enter this contest but their books are published worldwide.

If you enjoy reading romance novels across all genres, and are happy to judge in the Koru Award then please sign up. You will be expected to judge a minimum of 3 books within a 90 day period, you can read more if you want.

You will receive the books in PDF format that can be converted and sent to your eReading device. Be aware that the formatting may be altered by the conversion and no marks should be deducted for this.

Click Here to see an example of the Koru Score Sheet

If you’d also like to judge our Pacific Hearts unpublished authors full book contest sign up here!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Koru Contest Manager.


Koru Award Judging

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    Please select every choice that you like to read.
    Mainstream Fiction novels in which themes or elements other than the romance are integral to the story even though a central love story and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic resolution to the romance are still present. This category is intended for romances that do not fit neatly into any other category due to their mainstream fiction nature but where the central romance could not be removed without damaging the storyline.
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