The 2015–16 Emily Contest
Sponsor: West Houston RWA
Fee: $25 WHRWA members; $35 all others
Deadline: October 4, 2015
Eligibility: unpublished in the category entered.
Entry: First 5600 words, no synopsis.
Judges: Published or PRO authors who give positive, helpful feedback.
Categories & Final Judges:
Contemporary (Long) – Agent Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management, and Editor Tara Gavin, Executive Editor, Kensington Books;
Contemporary (Short) – Agent Jess Dallow, New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc., and Editor Elle Keck, Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins/Avon;
Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal – Agent Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates, and Editor Allison Carroll, Associate Editor, HQN, Harlequin Enterprises;
Historical Romance – Agent Marisa Corvisiero, Corvisiero Literary Agency, and Editor Tara Gelsomino, Executive Editor, Crimson Romance;
Romantic Suspense – Agent Shira Hoffman, McIntosh & Otis, Inc., and Editor Kristin Sevick, Senior Editor, Tor/Forge (Macmillan);
Young Adult – Agent Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency, and Editor Alex Sehulster, Editorial Assistant, St. Martin’s Press.
Top Prize: Pin and Certificate for winner, $100 Best of the Best Prize.