Thursday, February 6, 2014

YA-RWA Contest: The Rosemary, coming in March!

Exciting news! The YA chapter of Romance Writers is launching a YA contest, and it is NOT specific to romance!

The YARWA Chapter is proud to announce the Rosemary Contest, the only RWA contest specifically for YA writers in all genres. 

Final round judges will be two editors and an agent in each of the following categories:
  • New Adult 
  • YA Contemporary 
  • YA Historical 
  • YA Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal 
  • YA Fusion (Any YA novel that doesn’t fit into one of the above categories.) 
Romantic Elements in the novel are NOT required to enter this contest. 

Eligibility: Authors must not be published or contracted to be published in book-length fiction (40,000 words or more) in the genre of Young Adult Fiction, which for purposes of this contest includes New Adult fiction. 
In addition, any author who has been published but not contracted in their chosen category for a minimum of five (5) years may also enter this contest. 

Fee: $15 YARWA members/$25 non-members 

This contest will run from March 1 – March 31. Finalists will be announced by June 1 and winners will be announced at the 2014 Day of YA event in San Antonio, TX

For a complete list of rules, click here. 

If you have any more general questions on RWA's contests, please let me know in the comments. I have judged entries for my own RWA chapter and for the national Golden Heart award. I've entered contests myself and was awarded first place for a YA manuscript in a chapter contest. 

Please spread the word, especially to New Adult writers since not many contests cater to their genre!


  1. Always a bridesmaid never a bride-sigh. I don't have anything ready to enter. Maybe next time! thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh this is great! Especially since I write NA too. :)


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