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Over 1/3 of the 2005 finalists received requests

Oklahoma-Romance Writers cordially request your participation in our…

2006 Contest

Spring is the time of weddings, and we have one just for you!  Below you'll find your invitation to wed your blushing manuscript to TWO of our waiting, acquiring editors.

Who's Invited?  Participation is open to all unpublished authors of novel-length romance fiction. All work must be the authorís original work, and cannot be contracted for publication prior to the entry deadline.  Each manuscript must have finaled, but not won in a previous RWA or RWA chapter-sponsored contest. (Manuscripts which placed in the Top Quarter of the Golden Heart are also eligible.)

Your Reservation?  Entry fee is $30.00 for all RWA members, and $35 for all non-RWA members.  Please make checks payable to OK-RWA.  This fee includes your postage.  Do NOT include postage with your return envelope.

You must RSVP (All entries must ARRIVE) by September 1, 2006. Any entries arriving after this date will be returned unopened. 

Appropriate Entry attire consists of: First pages of your manuscript - total entry no longer than 30 pages. Proof of eligibility required upon demand. For details on manuscript formatting, read the Rules.

Officiating our First Round: RWA trained and/or pub'd authors.

The Bride (First Place Winner) in each category will receive a lovely engraved knife and cake server, suitable for cutting the cake in celebration of THE CALL.  In addition, any book that is published as a result of this contest will receive a free entry into the National Readers' Choice Award the first year of eligibility.

All other finalists will receive suitable recognition.