It looks like I am not supposed to put my title on the manuscript.
Is this correct?
A. Yes. As all the contestants have
finaled in contests in the past, to increase objectivity and ensure
the utmost objectivity, names and titles will not be allowed in the
header. Instead, please include a cover page consisting of title,
category, author’s name, address telephone number, e-mail and
the first sentence of the manuscript.
Should my book be completed to enter?
A. There is no
requirement that a manuscript be completed before it is entered. However,
due to the nature of this contest, it is strongly advised to have a
polished partial and/or first draft of your novel completed in the event
your manuscript is requested by the judging editor.
I live outside of the United States. How do I enter and format my
A. Please contact
the contest coordinator at OKRWABride@aol.com
to make arrangements.
May I enter more than one manuscript?
A. Please do.
You may enter as many manuscripts as you wish, in as many categories.
However, you may not enter the same manuscript in more than one category.
Full entry fee and entry form are required with each manuscript.
Q5. I finaled in a non-Romance Writer's
of America chapter sponsored contest, such as a Writer's Digest, OWFI
or publisher generated contest (Harlequin Intrigue/ Dorchester).
May I enter?
A. If you have finaled in a non-RWA sponsored
contest, you are more than likely eligible for the Finally A Bride contest.
However, you MUST contact the FAB committee for a final decision.
The decision of the committee is final. The FAB committee can
be contacted at OKRWABride@aol.com
Is the deadline a postmark or receipt deadline?
A. It is a receipt
deadline. Any entries received after that date will be returned,
Do I have to include proof that my manuscript has finaled in another contest?
A. You are asked to list this information
on you entry form. It is at the discretion of the contest officials
to ask for verification of contest status.
My manuscript was a semi-finalist in the Molly and/or received an Honorable
Mention designation in the Heart of the Rockies. Can I enter this
manuscript in the Finally A Bride?
My manuscript was a finalist in the Silver Lining contest, will it be
eligible for the Finally A Bride?
manuscript finaled in two different contests, but only won one.
Is it eligible for Finally A Bride?
How will OK-RWA keep me updated
on announcements, etc.?
A. OK-RWA has created an “announcement
only” list on yahoogroups. You may join by sending a blank
e-mail to: Bridecontestfirstname.lastname@example.org
or by going to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bridecontest/
The membership rolls are excluded for general viewing. No one
will see if you belong to the list.
if I am currently entered in a contest and the winners will not be announced
before it is time to send my FAB entry in?
A. As long as you
have not received notification that your manuscript won a contest before
August 15, 2006, it is still eligible for the FAB.