2018 Stiletto Contest

NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES!

2018 Stiletto Agents and Editors:

Contemporary Long:
Deb Werksman, Editorial Director @ Sourcebooks Casablance
Contemporary Mid:

Sara Megibow, Agent @ KTLiterary + Stephanie Doig, Assistant Editor @ Harlequin’s Carina press

ContemporaryShort/Novella:

Nicole Payne, Agent @ Golden Wheat Literary + Rhonda Pender, Editor-in-Chief @ The Wild Rose Press

Suspense/Mystery:

Sarah Blumenstock, Penguin Random House

 

New Adult:

Kaitlyn Johnson, Junior Agent @ Corvisiero Literary Agency + Melissa Keir, Editor @ Inkspell Publishing

 

Young Adult:
Kaitlyn Johnson, Junior Agent @ Corvisiero Literary Agency

2018 Stiletto Contest Rules

Categories for published books and unpublished manuscripts:

Contemporary Romance *Novella/Short – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are between 25,000 and 50,000 words in length.

Contemporary Romance Mid Length PUBLISHED is NOW CLOSED UNPUBLISHED is still OPEN Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are between 51,000 and 84,000 words in length.

Contemporary Romance Long – Novels that are set from 1950 to the present that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and that are 85,000 or more words.

*Young Adult – Novels in which young adult life is an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words.

New Adult – Novels in which new adult life is an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words.

Suspense/Mystery – Novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot. Minimum 40,000 words.

 

*Denotes new category for 2018.

**Each category will have 5 finalists determined from first round judging.
** All categories are based on RWA standards/descriptions.
**All categories are in the contemporary romance genre. All entries must be in the contemporary romance genre.

2018 Stiletto Contest Rules

  • Please read all contest rules before entering.
  • Entry forms and payment links will be available on March 9, 2018.
  • Cost: $15 Contemporary Romance Writers members, $25 non-members. Added fees for paperback entries.

 Click here for the 2018 Stiletto Contest Rules: https://goo.gl/3uMhBx

Entering more than one manuscript or novel? Join the Contemporary Romance Writers and save on your entry fees, as well as take advantage of discounts on workshops, free workshops for members, access to the CRW forums on MyRWA, the private Facebook group, and so much more!

 

For more information on becoming a 2018 Stiletto Judge, click here 

 

Scoresheet for Stiletto Contest Judges/UNPUBLISHED Categories: https://goo.gl/gjjYbL

Scoresheet for Stiletto Contest Judges/PUBLISHED Categories: https://goo.gl/c2GDeX