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Eligibility: unpublished in the category entered.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.

FMI: Emily.contest@whrwa.com or http://whrwa.com/emily/.