2016 Final Round Editors

THE 2016 FINAL ROUND EDITORS

CONTEMPORARY SERIES – KAREN REID
Editorial Assistant, Harlequin Publishing
Romantic series novels. If your manuscript is a series romantic suspense, you may enter the Contemporary Series category or the Romantic Suspense category. Please check our score sheets to see which benefits your writing.

HISTORICAL – GABRIELLE (ELLE) KECK
Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
Romantic novels with non-contemporary settings, including regency & gothic romances.

INSPIRATIONAL – RAELA SCHOENHERR 
Fiction Acquisitions, Bethany House
Romantic novels with an inspirational message/theme, including romantic suspense, historical, etc.

MAINSTREAM with ROMANTIC ELEMENTS – ISABEL FARHI
Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group
Novels that include an element of romance but in which traditional romance conventions are not followed and in which there are themes and conflicts beyond romance. Mainly women’s fiction and chick lit.

NEW ADULT – JULIE MIANECKI
Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group
Novels appropriate for young adult readers. Includes young adult heroes and heroines not exceeding 25 years of age. New adult fiction tends to focus on 'first' experience issues, such as leaving home, developing sexuality, negotiating education, and first job / career.

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE – ALEX LOGAN
Senior Editor, Grand Central Publishing
Romantic novels that include an element of mystery or suspense. Since the final round editor is from a single title publisher, contestants may want to enter series romantic suspense in the contemporary series category.

SINGLE TITLE – MADELEINE COLAVITA
Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing
Romantic novels released as individual titles. 

SPECIALIZED – KRISTINE SWARTZ
Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group
Alternate Earth, Dystopian, Futuristic, Fantasy, Paranormal, Time Travel
Romantic novels of any time setting (historical or futuristic) that contain elements such as time-travel, paranormal or fantasy themes. The emphasis must be on the romance.

YOUNG ADULT – ALICE JERMAN
Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins
Novels appropriate for young adult readers. Includes young adult heroes and heroines not exceeding 25 years of age.

Erotic Romance – Do to a continued lack of entries, we've had to cancel the Erotic Romance category. Erotic entries can now be made in any category. Please indicate EROTIC in the header and on the entry form heat level. Please review our score sheets to see if your entry will benefit from comments.


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