Q and A and Pitch Contest with Editor Mary Altman

The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter is thrilled to have Mary Altman, Editor at Sourcebooks is here today to share her expertise on contemporary romance and consider YOUR pitches as part of our series of pitch contests! Instructions on the pitch contest are down below, but first please pull up a chair and get a pen and paper, because you’re going to want to take notes on the awesome and useful advice she has laid out here for writers at all levels. INTERVIEW ~ Interview by Abigail Owen CR: Can you share what lines, imprints, or genres you edit at your publishing...

Laura Bradford Pitch Contest WINNERS!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the pitch contest with Literary Agent Laura Bradford! Laura mentioned that she liked so many submissions, she had a hard time deciding. Also a huge thanks to Laura for visiting us and offering such a great opportunity!   The Winner Is… Shelly Chalmers, FROZEN STAR (Space Opera Romance) Congrats! Please send the full manuscript and synopsis to laura @ bradfordlit.com (without the spaces).   The Runners Up Are… Edith Lalonde, BAD THINGS COME IN THREES (Romantic Suspense) Jess Russell, MAD FOR THE MARQUESS (Historical) Leila Rheaume, NOT FIGHTING FAIRE (New Adult) Susan JP Owens,...

Q & A and Pitch Contest With Agent Laura Bradford

The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter is thrilled to have agent Laura Bradford of the Bradford Literary Agency here today to share her expertise on contemporary romance and consider YOUR pitches as part of our series of pitch contests! Instructions on the pitch contest are down below, but first please pull up a chair and get a pen and paper, because you’re going to want to take notes on the awesome and useful advice that Laura has laid out here for writers at all levels. INTERVIEW ~ Interview by Abigail Owen CR: Can you share what genres/subgenres you specialize in or prefer?...

Harlequin Presents Pitch Contest Results!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the pitch contest with Harlequin Presents editors Pippa Roscoe & Carly Byrne! And a huge thanks to both Pippa and Carly, as well as Caroline, for visiting us and offering such a great opportunity! From Pippa & Carly: We were so excited to receive such an incredible amount of entries to this pitch competition. 77 submissions in two days is incredible and every single one should be proud of their fabulous work creating exciting, action packed and emotional openings. Safe to say you certainly didn’t make choosing the top five easy on us! The...

Pitch Contest With Harlequin Presents Editors Carly Byrne and Pippa Roscoe

PITCH CONTEST NOW CLOSED Winners Announced Here!   The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter is thrilled to have Carly Byrne, and Pippa Roscoe, editors from Harlequin Mills & Boon’s London Office’s Harlequin Presents team, here today to share their expertise on contemporary romance and consider YOUR pitches as part of our series of pitch contests! Instructions on the pitch contest are below, but first please pull up a chair and get a pen and paper, because you’re going to want to take notes on the awesome and useful advice  has laid out here for writers at all levels.   INTERVIEW ~ Interview by Abigail Owen...

Pitch Contest Results!

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the pitch contest with agent Scott Eagan! Entries were ranked in terms of who did the best job of really presenting a pitch concept that would attract the attention of an editor or agent and how well the author demonstrated how her story fit the specific genre. Here are the results from Scott: The winners should send the material to submissions@greyhausagency.com. Writers should use the directions listed below for their submission.  1st place Just for the Weekend FULL REQUESTED In the subject line please write – REQUESTED MATERIAL – PITCH CONTEST 1) The...

Pitch Contest With Agent Scott Eagan

The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter is thrilled to have agent Scott Eagan of The Greyhaus Agency here today to consider YOUR pitches as part of our series of pitch contests! Instructions on the pitch contest are down below. Before you pitch, please take a moment to read Scott’s post on submissions and what you look like “from the other side of the table.”   ABOUT SCOTT EAGAN Scott draws on his extensive background in education, writing and literature to assist the writers at Greyhaus. He has a BA in English/Literature, a MA in Creative Writing and a MA in Literacy. Scott...

Q&A and Pitch Contest With Editor Rhonda Penders

The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter is thrilled to have Rhonda Penders, President and Editor -in-Chief  of The Wild Rose Press, here today to share her expertise on contemporary romance and consider YOUR pitches as part of our series of pitch contests! Instructions on the pitch contest are down below, but first please pull up a chair and get a pen and paper, because you’re going to want to take notes on the awesome and useful advice Rhonda has laid out here for writers at all levels. INTERVIEW ~ Interview by Abigail Owen CR: Can you share what lines, imprints, or...

Q & A and Pitch Contest With Editor Angela James

~ Interview by Laura Kaye The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter is thrilled to have Carina Press editorial director Angela James here today to share her expertise on contemporary romance and consider YOUR pitches as part of our third pitch contest of the year! Instructions on the pitch contest are down below, but first please pull up a chair and get a pen and paper, because you’re going to want to take notes on the awesome and useful advice Angela has laid out here for writers at all levels. Contemporary Romance: Welcome! Can you share what lines, imprints, or genres...

Q & A and Pitch Contest With Editor Amanda Bergeron

~ Interview by Laura Kaye The Contemporary Romance Writers Chapter is thrilled to have Avon/William Morrow editor Amanda Bergeron here today to share her expertise on contemporary romance and consider YOUR pitches as part of our second pitch contest of the year! Instructions on the pitch contest are down below, but first please pull up a chair and get a pen and paper, because you’re going to want to take notes on the awesome and useful advice Amanda has laid out here for writers at all levels. Contemporary Romance: Welcome! Can you share what lines, imprints, or genres you...

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