Congratulations Unpublished Finalists!


Contemporary Romance Writers is pleased to announce the unpublished finalists for the 2019 Stiletto Contest.

Thank you to all who entered.

Good luck to our unpublished finalists!

Short Contemporary

Final Round Judges: Meghan Farrell (editor – Tule Publishing) and Veronica Park (agent – Fuse Literary)

Fit For Love by Karina Coldrick

Bidding On Her Ex by Betsy Gray

Grind by Melanie Greene

A Saucy Mix by Brenda Lowder

Wounded Martyr by Courtney Maguire

Mid Contemporary

Final Round Judges: Sarah Blumenstock (editor – Penguin Random House) and Jessica Errera (agent – Jane Rotrosen Agency)

Georgia by Jessie Harper

Nobody Else But You by Claire Marti

Bastard by D. Murphy Ryan

Teach Me by Kat Turner

Sweet Stuff by Amanda Uhl

Long Contemporary

Final Round Judges: Rhonda Penders (editor – The Wild Rose Press) and Eva Scalzo (agent – Speilburg Literary)

My Mulligan by Laralyn Doran

Tease by Emma Hoole

True North by Katherine A. Olson

With Abandon by Jo Segur

The Temporary Touch of Chaos by Lana Sloan

Erotic / BDSM

Final Round Judge: Jamie Rose (editor – Totally Bound Publishing)

See Me by Michele Arris

The Babe From Toyland by Daphne Chase

Hush, Hush by Lucia Franco

On The Brink by Lynn Harris

Wild Women Don’t Worry by Shannon Moreau

Romantic Suspense

Final Round Judges: Deborah Nemeth (editor – Carina Press) and Dawn Dowdle (agent – The Blue Ridge Agency)

Do A Little Wrong by Bonny Fawn

Beyond Redemption by Barbara Forlenza

The Hustler by Angie Hockman

The War Within by Brittany Jennings 

Rekindled by Rochelle Karina

Women’s Fiction / Chick Lit / Cozy Mystery

Final Round Judges: Kimberley Atkins (editor – Hodder & Stoughton) and Nicole Payne (agent – Golden Wheat Literary)

First Comes Marriage by Casey Dembowski

The Long Way Home by Stephanie Haefner

Keeping The Pieces by Brenda Lowder

Fireflies & Southern Fairytales by Catherine Stuart

The Tribute Artist by Katie Tietjen

Young Adult / New Adult

Final Round Judges: Stacey Donovan (editor – Hallmark), Alycia Tornetta (editor – Entangled), and Kaitlyn Johnson (agent – Corvisiero Agency)

Claiming Carter by Jennifer Bonds

A Scent of Lilac by Frances McCoy

Attractive Forces by Jackie Rutherford

The Other Brother by Jackie Rutherford

Types of Triangles by Jackie Rutherford

After I Bid You Adieu by Sammi Spizziri

Contemporary Romance Writers 2019 Stiletto Content Finalist

Thank you to all the 2019 Stiletto Contest unpublished entrants and judges. Good luck to all!

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