Friday, February 17, 2017

PERMISSION TO FORWARD GRANTED AND ENCOURAGED

The North Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter is proud to announce the
2017 Great Expectations Finalists

Congratulations to all who entered and put your work in the hands of strangers.
Best of Luck to the finalists as they submit their work to our final round editors.
*denotes double finalist
(Listed in alphabetical order by title)

CONTEMPORARY SERIES
Final Round Editor:  Brittany Lavery, Assistant Editor, HQN

Discovering Serenity by Haley Burke
How a Heart Beats by Stacie Kaye
Take Me Away by Jessie Gussman*
What He Wants by Jessie Gussman*                                   

HISTORICAL
Final Round Editor:   Elle Keck, Assistant Editor, Avon Books

The Art of the Deal by Suzanne Turner
Love’s Redemption by Jeanine Englert*
The Runaway Bride by Elizabeth King
The Seduction of Mrs. Smith by Elizabeth Everett

INSPIRATIONAL
Final Round Editor:  Raela Schoenherr, Acquisitions Editor, Bethany House Publishers

At Bealtaine’s Bidding by Mary-Teresa Heath
Fresh Brewed Love by Amanda Wen
Stolen Vows by Darlene L Turner
A Texas Lady by Elizabeth Lukinuk

MAINSTREAM with ROMANTIC ELEMENTS  
Final Round Editor:  Marla Daniels, Assistant Editor, Simon and Schuster

The Nine Lives of Eric Merry by Aubrey Wynne
Simple Acts of Grace by Adriana Allegri
Soul Song by Rayn Ellis
What Would Ginger Do? by Kimberly MacCarron*

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE         
Final Round Editor:   Lexi Smail, Assistant Editor, Grand Central Publishing

Emerald:  Drone by Alan Chaput
Forbidden Paradise by Barbara Forlenza
Hit and Run by Lori Matthews
Lovely Digits by Jeanine Englert*

SINGLE TITLE        
Final Round Editor:   Madeleine Colavita, Associate Editor, Hachette Book Group

Game On by PJ Ryley
Miracle on Tenth Avenue by Gabrielle Luthy
Take the Lead by Alexis Daria
Tame My Racing Heart by Kelly Duff

SPECIALIZED (Alternate Earth, Dystopian, Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal, Time Travel)
Final Round Editor:  Kristine Swartz, Associate Editor, The Berkley Publishing Group
Awaken the Dragon by Christal Murphy
Bless Your Heart, and Other Southern Curses by Heather Leonard
Leap of Fate by Kimberly MacCarron*
Praetorian Rising by Lisa Knight

YOUNG ADULT 
Final Round Editor: Alice Jerman, Associate Editor, HarperCollins
 All the Feels by Kimberly MacCarron*
Covenant Park by Christine Gunderson
Loving Outside the Lines by Kimberly MacCarron*
Mouthful by C.R. Grissom
Unconditional by Kimberly MacCarron*

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GREAT EXPECTATIONS FINALISTS!

Fenley Grant
2017 Great Expectations Contest Chair
GECoordinator@NTRWA.org
NTRWAGreatExpectations.blogspot.com
www.NTRWA.org






Thursday, February 9, 2017

We're counting down the hours..

Get ready, because FEBRUARY 10TH we announce The Great Expectations Contest finalists!

Monday, January 2, 2017

The North Texas Romance Writers of America chapter is proud to offer the 
2017 GREAT EXPECTATIONS CONTEST 
DEADLINE EXTENSION
CLOSES FOR ENTRIES MIDNIGHT, JANUARY 7th, 2017


DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO ENTER!

The Great Expectations Contest is for unpublished material, to include works from unpublished authors as well as unpublished works from published authors (if you are a published author, please see the 2017 Rules for details.)

Now in its 16th consecutive year, North Texas RWA can help you receive unbiased opinions from three qualified judges on the first 5,000 words of your story. The top four scoring entries (or five, in the event of a tie) will progress to the finalist stage of the contest, where top editors from leading publishing houses will determine the winners.

THE ENTRY!


  • 5,000 word entry limit instead of page count
  • NO synopsis or blurb (finalists will have the opportunity to include an unjudged synopsis for the editors)


DEADLINES AND FEES

Regular Dates and Fees:

DATES:  
December 19, 2016 to midnight (Central Time) January 7, 2017

FEES:

  • $25 per entry for North Texas, DARA, and Yellow Rose Chapter Members of RWA
  • $30 per entry for all other contest entrants


Midnight, Central Time, Wednesday, January 7, 2017 
the Contest Closes for Entries!

Polish up your manuscript and enter today! 

Questions? Contact Fenley Grant, at GECoordinator@NTRWA.org