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 The Fabulous Five contest is for unpublished romance authors.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
 
   
 

Fabulous Five Contest The 2015 Fabulous Five Writing Contest, our chapter's contest for unpublished authors, is now underway.

An entry consists of the opening pages of your unpublished novel, up to 2500 words. You may enter any of ten categories:

  • Erotica (New)
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • New Adult (New)
  • Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Series Contemporary Long/Short
  • Single Title Romance
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult

We're capping categories at thirty-five (35) entries this year. Any submissions received after a category has been capped will be returned. So get your entries ready and send off early.

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.

Entry fee is $18 for WisRWA members, $25 for non-members.

Members
Non-Members

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2015.

Our turnaround time for judging first round as well as final round is tight. Any entries received after 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time) on March 1, 2015 will be returned.

 
   
 

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

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