I have had this notice from Kate at Romance Fiction online............
Do you write romance? We're involved with two super competitions for writers.
Piatkus Entice Win a Publishing Contract Competition
Open to all authors, published or unpublished, is a super competition from Pitakus Entice to win a publishing contract for an ebook to be published in 2013. Join bestselling authors including Eloisa James, Christine Feehan and Sarah Mason, the digital-first publisher is looking for novels in three categories: romance/contemporary women's fiction, historical romance and paranormal romance. The competition is free to enter and the closing date is 30 September 2012. The winners will be announced at the Festival of Romance Awards on Friday 16 November. See here for full details:
Festival of Romance New Talent Award 2012
Writers who have not yet had a commercial publishing deal are invited to enter the Festival of Romance New Talent Award which will be judged this year by Georgina Hawtrey-Woore from Random House and literary agent Diane Banks. Aiming to open up opportunities for the authors of tomorrow the Award is for an opening chapter of a romantic novel from any sub genre. Last year's winner Henriette Gyland was subsequently published by Choc Lit and her first novel Up Close will be published this December.
For full details see http://festivalofromance.co.uk/#/new-talent/4566583941 winners will be announced at the Festival of Romance Awards on Friday 16 November and the closing date is 30 September 2012.
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