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Have You Written a Romance Novel? Check Out This Contest.

Have You Written a Romance Novel? Check Out This Contest.

Writing a romance novel can have its ups and downs. Some people will love it and others will hate it—just like any other genre. Today, chick lit can be a romance with the traditional happily-ever-after ending or a serious novel where romance is just a small part of the story.  I prefer the happily-ever-after. Actually, I read a great variety of chick lit, but I always reread the happy stories.

If you’re a chick lit author looking for feedback from people who understand the genre, enter the 8th Annual Get Your Stiletto in the Door Contest. Every entrant receives score sheets from four first-round judges. The score sheets are informative and supportive and will help you refine your manuscript. Plus, if you’re lucky enough to make it to the final round, the sponsor of the contest—ChickLit Writers of the World, an online chapter of Romance Writers of America—has an amazing group of successful agents, editors, and e-publishers who serve as the final round judges. Judges from Penguin, Harlequin, St. Martin’s Press, and Ashley Grayson Literary Agency are just a few of the publishers and agencies represented.

I would recommend the contest to any new writer.

Good luck with your manuscript!

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