Writing Contests
 
   
WisRWA holds two annual writing contests. The Write Touch Readers' Award contest is for reomance novels published in the previous year. The Fabulous Five contest is for unpublished romance authors. Learn more about these popular contests below.

 
Write Touch
Fab Five
 
   
 

Write Touch Readers' Award Contest WisRWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest.

Congratulations to all! (** indicates a member of WisRWA.)

2014 WRITE TOUCH WINNERS

SHORT SERIES CONTEMPORARY
1st - Robin Perini - The Cradle Conspiracy
2nd - Stacey Joy Netzel** - Autumn Wish
3rd - Robin Perini - Undercover Texas
4th - Jenna Rutland - Just for the Summer
5th - Barbara Raffin** - No Place Like Home

LONG SERIES CONTEMPORARY
1st - Gail Barrett - Fatal Exposure
2nd (tie) - Amy Knupp** - A Time For Us
2nd (tie) - Gail Barrett - A Kiss to Die For
4th - Gail Barrett - Seduced by His Target
5th - Cathleen Tully - Training Travis

SINGLE TITLE CONTEMPORARY
1st - Maria Imbalzano - Unchained Memories
2nd - Kathryn Barrett - Temptation
3rd - Susan Fox - Home on the Range
4th - Nancy Herkness - Country Roads
5th - Bev Pettersen - Studs and Stilletos

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
1st - Susan Vaughan - Twice a Target
2nd - Mal Olson - Too Sexy for His Stetson
3rd - Robin Perini - Behind the Lies
4th - Nina Pierce - In His Eyes
5th - Cate Beauman - Waiting for Wren

INSPIRATIONAL/TRADITIONAL CONTEMPORARY
1st - Laura Scott** - Undercover Cowboy
2nd - Laura Scott** - Her Mistletoe Protector
3rd - Grace Greene - Beach Winds
4th - Carol Voss** - Daddy Next Door
5th - Leigh Bale - Healing the Forest Ranger

YOUNG ADULT
1st - Mary Beth Bass - Everything You Know
2nd - Colette Ballard - Running on Empty
3rd - PJ Sharon - Western Desert
4th - Shawna Romkey - Speak of the Devil
5th - Anthea Sharp - Spark: Feyguard Book 1

HISTORICAL SHORT AND LONG
1st - Heather Snow - Sweet Madness
2nd - Anna Campbell - A Rake's Midnight Kiss
3rd - Margaret Mallory - The Chieftain
4th - Anthea Lawson - Sonata for a Scoundrel
5th - Jackie Ivie - Laird of Ballanclair

FUTURISTIC/FANTASY/PARANORMAL/TIME TRAVEL
1st - Crista McHugh - A Soul for Vengeance
2nd - S.C. Mitchell** - Son of Thunder
3rd - Lori Dillon - Fire of the Dragon
4th - Mina Khan - Wildfire: A Paranormal Mystery with Cowboys & Dragons
5th - Crista McHugh - Poisoned Web

EROTICA/ROMANTICA
1st - Alexia Haynes - Too Fast
2nd - Renea Mason - Symphony of Light and Winter
3rd - Sharon Page - Blood Curse
4th - Normandie Alleman - Daddy Morebucks
5th - Elle Saint James - Unyielding Surrender

MAINSTREAM WITH ROMANTIC ELEMENTS
1st - Deeanne Gist - It Happened at the Fair
2nd (tie) - Virginia McCullough** - Island Healing
2nd (tie) - Alison Atlee - The Typewriter Girl
4th - Anna Lee Huber - Mortal Arts
5th - Julianne MacLean - The Color of Hope

 
   
 

Fabulous Five Contest WisRWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Fabulous Five Contest. Congratulations to all! (** indicates a member of WisRWA. !! indicates full manuscript requested. ! indicates partial manuscript requested.)

2014 FAB FIVE WINNERS

HISTORICAL - Sarah Murphy, Balantine Books
1st - Becky Lang (!!)- The Duke's Temptation
2nd - Linda Olson**(!!) - Ambition & Amour
3rd - Karen Miller**(!) - Second Chances
4th - Jennifer Porcellino - The Love of a Scoundrel
5th - Ana Morgan - Stormy Hawkins

PARANORMAL - Whitney Ross, Tor
1st - Sara Stinski(!!) - The Naiad
2nd - Janet Halpin(!!) - Beryl Blue, Time Cop
3rd - Nancy Holland - Thalgor's Witch
4th - Jennifer K. Hover - The Last Marine
5th - Sharla Francis - Awakened

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE - Adam Wilson, Pocket Books
1st - Annette Keuning(!!) - Trust No One
2nd - Kairee Krause w/a Kairee Taylor** - Secrets Wait
3rd - Robin L. L. Allen w/a Rowan Worth - Touch of Lies
4th - Ellen Lindseth - A Question of Loyalty
5th - Abbie Roads - Fatal Dreams

SERIES CONTEMPORARY (Long/Short) - Rebecca Strauss, DeFiore & Co
1st - Betsy Gray(!!) - A Touch of Silk
2nd - Angela Bissell(!) - When in Rome
3rd - Traci Rhodes - The Rebel's Homecoming
4th - Gina Bono - Melting the Healer's Heart
5th - Sandra Bixler - A Cowboy's Family Reunion

SINGLE TITLE - Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary
1st - Jennifer Squire w/a Jen Gilroy(!) - Port Fairlight Summer
2nd - Tara Wyatt(!) - Off Guard
3rd - Kate Freiman - Haunting Justice
4th - Anne Parent** - Coming Home
5th - William C. Walker - The Homecoming

WOMEN'S FICTION - Lizzie Poteet, St. Martin's Press
1st - Sherry McNabb(!) - A Woman's Place

2nd - Kate Bowman** - It Never Felt So Good
3rd - Kristy Harvey - Seen and Unseen
4th - Kristy Harvey - Someone to Carry
5th - Kristy Harvey - The Hardest Equation

YOUNG ADULT - Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger, Inc.
1st - Sandra Havriluk(!!) - Treacherous Hearts
2nd - Celine Reyes(!!) - The Geek's Best Kept Secret
3rd - Bonnie Staring - Loves Me Not
4th - Jill Bevers** - Deadly Secrets
5th - Angela Blount - Ares Bound

 
   
Past Contest Winners
 
   
Fab Five Contest  
Write Touch Reader's Award