Friday, April 23, 2010

TARA Contest

The Tampa Area Romance Authors fabulous TARA Contest for unpublished writers is happening right now! Submit the first chapter of your manuscript, with prologue if applicable, up to 4000 words. The first round judges are published/pro/trained. For the final judges we have an awesome lineup.

The categories and final editor judges:

Series Contemporary: Wanda Ottewell/ Harlequin
Historical: Deb Werksman/ Sourcebooks
Paranormal: Leah Hultenschmidt/ Dorchester
Single Title: Jhanteigh Kupihea/ NAL
Women's Fiction: Amy Pierpont/ Grand Central
Romantic Suspense: Peter Senftleben/ Kensington
Inspirational: JoAnne Simmons/ Barbour Books

For all the guidelines, including info on our all electronic contest, go to our website at
If you are looking to get your writing in front of an editor, now is your chance! Don't miss out.

You can register and send your entry through midnight of May 1st, 2010. :)


Robin said...

Cindy -- What a great opportunity for writers! Are you going to enter this year? Inquiring minds want to know:)

Cynthia Sherrick said...

I won't be entering the TARA this year. However, I'm on the hunt for other contests to enter at the moment. :)

D-Source said...

Well, guess I missed the contest. I just found the site. I'm new in Tampa, have written an unpublished Autobiography with 25 outstanding, non-biased reviews. Began the Tampa Bay Area Authors Showcase Page on Facebook and announcing an event in Orlando tomorrow. Please visit and support us! Need more Authors for the event in late June, as well. Also need an Editor/Publisher and advice. Thank you!