The Merritt Contest

The Magic Moment Contest

Sponsored by The San Antonio Romance Authors

We want to see the pivotal, breakthrough moment from your manuscript.
Entries will be in electronic format and should be no more than 20 pages in
length; entries should also include a 1-2 page set-up to explain the context
of the scene.


Entrants may be published or unpublished, but manuscript cannot be
contracted for publication at the time of entry.

Entry Fees:

$20 per entry for San Antonio Romance Authors members; $25 for nonmembers.

Entry Deadline:

All entries and payments must be received by March 1, 2008, 12pm CST.


Three published and/or trained unpublished authors. All contestants will
receive a score sheet from each judge. In addition, judges are encouraged
to write comments on the manuscript.

Categories and Final Judges:

. Short/Long Contemporary - Susan Litman, Harlequin
. Single Title - TBA
. Paranormal - Hilary Sares, Editor, Kensington Books
. Historical - TBA, Avon
. Erotica - Raelene Gorlinski, Editor-in-Chief, Ellora's Cave


All finalists will receive a certificate and be listed in the RWR. Winners
for each category will receive a plaque and a year's electronic subscription
to the San Antonio Romance Author's The Love Letter.

Questions and Entry Information: Please visit our website at
, or contact the Contest Chairs, Beckie Ugolini
and Margaret Batschelet, at



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