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 The Fabulous Five contest is for unpublished romance authors.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

Fab Five
Write Touch

Write Touch Readers' Award Contest The 2015 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest, our chapter's contest for published authors, is underway. Choose from the following 12 categories:

  • Contemporary, long 84,000 or more (includes series and single title)
  • Contemporary, mid-length 56,000-84,00 (includes series and single title)
  • Contemporary, short 40,000-56,000 (includes series and single title)
  • Erotic Romance
  • Historical, long 89,000
  • Historical, short 40,000-89,000
  • Inspirational
  • Paranormal
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Young Adult Romance
  • New Adult Romance
  • Fiction with Romantic Elements

RWA Members in good standing
Original, published romance fiction with a publication date of 2014

$25 per entry
(WisRWA members are entitled to one free entry as a benefit of membership)

Volunteer Reader Judges - Our judges are enthusiastic romance and women's fiction readers located all over the country. Many comment that they are always looking for new authors -- and they tell us they like to spread the word about books they enjoy!

Top Prize:
National recognition and RWA and media promotion of authors

All entries must be submitted electronically. For more information: writetouch2015.submittable.com.

June 30, 2015

Mary Ann Rivers, Contest Coordinator (maryann @ brainmillpress.com)


Fabulous Five Contest The 2015 Fabulous Five Writing Contest, our chapter's contest for unpublished authors, is now closed for entries. Finalists will be announced at the Write Touch Conference in April. Winners will be announced in June.

For more information:

Complete Details (pdf format) or Complete Details (Word document)
Entry Form (pdf format) or Entry Form (Word document)
Score Sheet (pdf format) or ScoreSheet (Word document)

Any questions, please contact the FAB Five Contest Coordinator: Molly Maka fabfivecontest @ gmail.com.

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