Friday, August 13, 2010

Gateway to the Best Contest from MORWA

Last Tuesday, Claudia Shelton, a writer in critique group, told us about "Gateway to the Best," a contest the Missouri chapter of Romance Writers of America (MORWA) is sponsoring.

When I asked if the contest was open to anyone, she told me it was. She also promised to send me the contest information, which she promptly did. Thank you, Claudia!

Here are the "Gateway to the Best" contest highlights:

* Open to writers unpublished and uncontracted in novel length (40,000+) fiction within the last three years

* Deadline Sep 10

* Several categories, including YA

* GRAND PRIZE: US $100, a full reading and critique of her entire manuscript by a MORWA Published Author, a certificate, and a "Gateway to the Best Grand Prize Winner" electronic banner announcing the win for the author's website.

* First, second, and third places are awarded in each category.

* Electronic format only contest.

* Please read the official rules for contest fees and other information before completing the submission process.

Good luck!


  1. thank you so much for posting about this! I sent in my entry. Also tahnks for visiting my blog:)) Love to meet fellow bloggers!

  2. Hi Terri,
    You are welome.
    Good luck with your entry.

  3. Thanks, Donna. Don't know if I can come up with anything for this, but it's great to hear about stuff going on out in the writing world! Wasn't today's meeting awesome? I can't wait for the next one!!

  4. Thanks for all the wonderful info you share for writers, Donna! It is always much appreciated.

  5. Hey Becky,
    With as busy as you are working on your memoir, I understand.
    Yesterday's meeting was so full of information. My mind is still reeling.
    Take care,

  6. Hi Dianna,
    You are so welcome. Send me info about your book releases and I'll be glad to share them.


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