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Golden Apple Awards September 16

Authors After Dark September 17
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Push To Publish October 16

NJRWA Heart in a Book Conference October 22-23


2010 Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest

Sponsored by the RWA/NYC

Electronic submissions only.

Fee:  RWA Members: $25  Non-RWA Members:  $30

Deadline: Midnight, September 13, 2010

Eligibility: Contest is open to those neither published nor contracted to publish in novella or novel-length fiction as of September 13, 2010.

Enter: A scene from anywhere in your novel*,  between the hero and heroine illustrating humor and love/romance (fifteen pages max.), story/background summary (two pages max., not judged)

Judges:  Published
Final judge:  Chris Keesler -- Dorchester

Prize:   $75 

*  The contest does not have categories, but is open to entries from any genre of romance, and in either category or single-title lengths.  Just be sure that your scene fits the general contest category – love & laughter!

For more information, entry form, and rules contact:
Chairperson, Catherine Greenfeder at
or visit RWA/NYC’s website at