Maggie Contest! Deadline is fast approaching…

….A reminder email I received from the wonderful folks at Georgia Romance Writers. Just what I needed to get my rear in gear…

The Maggie deadline is June 1 and fast approaching!

Now is the time to make your final edits, get your pages together, fill out that entry form, and mail your manuscript(s) to the appropriate 2009 Maggie Awards coordinator! Use this opportunity to get critiques from two published authors and for the chance to get your story in front of an acquiring editor. And don’t forget the cool jewelry. The deadline is June 1, so procrastination is not allowed!

Be sure to include adequate return postage per the May 11 postage increase.

24th Annual Unpublished Maggie Awards
Sponsor: Georgia Romance Writers
Fee: $25 GRW members, $30 others
Receipt Deadline: June 1, 2009
Entry: synopsis, first chapter(s) of ms (35 pages total max)
Categories: contemporary series romance, historical
(includes Regencies), contemporary single title, fantasy/paranormal, inspirational

First round judges: published authors
Final round judges:
Historical – Chelsea Gilmore, Avalon Books
Single Title – Monique Patterson, St. Martins
Paranormal/Fantasy – Chris Keeslar, Dorchester Publishing
Inspiration – Emily Rodmell, Harlequin
Contemporary Series Romance – Susan Litman, Silhouette

Multiple entries encouraged, including up to three separate entries per category. Awardees will be announced October 3, 2009, at Moonlight & Magnolias and will receive the prestigious Maggie medallion. FMI, entry form, and rules, visit

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