Stiletto Contest

Congratulations Unpublished Finalists!

Contemporary Romance Writers is pleased to announce the unpublished finalists for the 2019 Stiletto Contest.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 Good luck to our unpublished finalists!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 …

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Don’t Wait Another Minute! The Stiletto Contest is Closing.

~ By Mary E. Thompson Don’t Wait Another Minute! The 2019 Stiletto Contest closes in just two days! What are you waiting for? Have you seen the categories? There are eight for you to pick from, whether you are an as-yet unpublished writer, a published author, or an author with an unpublished manuscript! Our category …

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The Stiletto Contest: One Month to Go!

One month from today, on Friday, March 8, our chapter’s annual writing contest opens for entries and your Co-Chairs are working hard behind the scenes to get everything ready! This year sees a few changes to the Stiletto Contest, ones we’re proud to put into effect.  Judges will receive more training and support.  Category Coordinators …

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The Stiletto Awards Party, RWA 2018 in Denver

~ By Liza Keogh The best thing about holding an awards ceremony? Finally seeing many of the faces behind the email addresses and meeting the writers behind the submissions! The 2018 Stiletto Awards Ceremony started with Casey Clipper handing out the Chapter Service Awards. The three members in attendance—Stephanie Haefner, Mary Flournoy, and Teri Anne …

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CRWA Taking Over Nationals! A Photo Retrospective.

With the chapter retreat, the Stiletto Party, and everything in between, the Contemporary Romance Chapter of RWA was a huge presence at #RWA2018. Here are some highlights, sent in by chapter members just for you. Enjoy! First up, here’s Ginny Baird, one of our newest members, hanging out with fellow CRWA member Teri Wilson before a …

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2018 Stiletto Contest Published Finalists!

The Contemporary Romance Writers chapter of the RWA is pleased to announce and congratulate the finalists in the 2018 Stiletto Contest’s Published categories. Listed in alphabetical order, they are: PUBLISHED SUSPENSE NOVEL Mariah Ankenman, Love on the Forbidden Side Janie Crouch, Survival Instinct Peggy Jaeger, A Shot at Love Jordyn Redwood, Taken Hostage Kathleen Tailer, …

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2018 Stiletto Contest Unpublished Finalists!

Please join Contemporary Romance Writers in congratulating the 2018 Stiletto Contest unpublished finalists! Contemporary – Long Final round judged by: Deb Werksman (Editor – Sourcebooks) and Nicole Payne (Agent – Golden Wheat Literary) Kilby Blades – Crocodile Tears Alyssa Henderson – Scottish Embrace Ellie Malouff – Be What Love Is Katherine Olson – North Star …

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Do you dream of getting a request from both an agent and an editor?

That’s exactly what Leanne got! Hi! My name is Leanne Farella. I’ve been seriously writing for ten years. The reason I started? I’m a reader and when reading it never ceases to amaze me when an author writes a story I can’t put down. I think the proper word for it is “Reader Addiction.” I …

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