2013 Golden Palm Contest
2013 Golden Palm Final Round Judges and Categories:
Short/Long Category: Allison Carroll, Harlequin
Single Title Category: Patience Bloom, Senior Editor Harlequin
Historical Category: Leah Hultenschmidt, Senior Editor Sourcebooks
New Adult Category: Laurie McLean, Foreward Literary
Young Adult Category: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Foreward Literary
Paranormal Category: Ann-Leslie Tuttle, Senior Editor Harlequin
The purpose of the FRW Golden Palm Contest is to challenge and inspire unpublished authors of romance as well as to help prepare for the process of sending proposals to editors.
The Golden Palm Contest is open to any writer who has never been contracted in book-length fiction (40,000 words or more) from any publisher. The entry is for a story with a projected length of over 40,000 words. You may enter as many entries as you like, but EACH ENTRY cannot be entered in more than ONE CATEGORY. Any manuscript that has previously been a finalist or won in the Golden Palm is not eligible for entry.
The entry fee for FRW Members is $20.00. For all others the entry fee is $30.00.
2. We accept two forms of Payment:
Send a check/money order payable Florida Romance Writers ($20 for FRW member/$30 for non-members)Florida Romance Writers c/o FRW Treasurer P. O. Box 480211 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33348
Include your name, category, phone number and email address with check.
Or pay via PayPal:
$20 for FRW members
$30 for Non-FRW members
3. Entrants will be notified of receipt of entry and payment. Entry Deadline: August 15, 2013 midnight EST
Questions: Contact Contest Coordinators Sheena Spaleny and Victoria Pinder at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: FRW reserves the right to return all entries and fees if the minimum entry number of ten (10) for each category is not received. Entrants will be contacted, and will have the option to place their entry in another category.
Please review the Contest Rules document before sending your submission.
Score sheets are by tailored to the category.
Entry Form to download the Entry Form.