Why should you enter a writing contest?
- To gain valuable feedback.
- To gain access to acquiring editors and agents.
- To improve your craft.
Toronto Romance Writers is accepting entries from unpublished writers for The Catherine 2017* from December 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Permission to forward is granted and encouraged!
The Gold Ticket Round winner and runner-up will receive a three-month mentorship with a published author.
Mentors: Molly O’Keefe and Eve Silver
Judge: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency
The top three entries in each category from the preliminary round will advance to the Finalist Round. Each entry in the Finalist Round will be judged by one acquiring agent and one editor.
Each first place winner in their category will receive a critique by a published author prior to advancing to the Gold Ticket Round.
Agent: Shira Hoffman, McIntosh & Otis
Editor: Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks
Published Author: Stefanie London
Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Editor: Piya Campana, Harlequin
Published Author: Mary Sullivan
Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary
Editor: Brenda Chin, Entangled Publishing
Published Author: Christine d’Abo
Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency
Editor: Jennie Conway, St. Martin’s Press,
Published Author: Ann Lethbridge
MAINSTREAM WITH STRONG ROMANTIC ELEMENTS
Agent: Janna Bonikowski, The Knight Agency
Editor: Allison Carroll, Harlequin, Graydon House Books
Published Author: Kate James
PARANORMAL, FANTASY, FUTURISTIC
Agent: Jim McCarthy, Dystel, Goderich & Bourett LLC
Editor: Angela James, Carina Press
Published Author: Morgan Rhodes
Agent: Stacy Donaghy, Donaghy Literary Group
Editor: Elizabeth May, Kensington Publishing
Published Author: Kelley Armstrong
Agent: Vanessa Robins, The Corvisiero Literary Agency
Editor: Annie Berger, Sourcebooks
Published Author: Juliana Stone
Each entry will receive guaranteed feedback.
Judges: Toronto Romance Writers’ members.
*For the complete rules and regulations, please visit torontoromancewriters.com