Saturday, February 7, 2009

2009 TARA Contest

We're gearing up for our annual TARA contest!

The TARA contest is open to unpublished writers or any published authors who haven't published in the past three years and are not currently contracted for any novel-length (40,000 words +) books with any publisher (epub, mass market, etc). We have an excellent line up of editors for the final round judging.

The categories and final judges are as follows:

*Series Contemporary-- Wanda Ottewell /Harlequin

*Paranormal -- Danielle Poiesz /Pocket

*Single Title -- Deb Werksman /Sourcebooks

*Women's Fiction -- Lindsay Louis /NAL

*Historical -- Leah Hultenschmidt /Dorchester

*Romantic Suspense -- Amy Pierpont /Grand Central

*Inspirational Anne Horch /Faith Words

Out of 22 finalists last year, 9 entries were requested by editors and one request resulted in a sale!!

Enter the first chapter, 4000 words max, including prologue if applicable. For all the rules and guidelines check out

The deadline for entries is May 1, 2009. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cindy -- Are you entering this year? Good luck with your writing! From your big sis:)