Welcome back for another edition of Cruisin with RWA. More good news and great blogs for you again this week.
Cruisin’ the News
We love celebrating success. Our members are encouraged to send in their New Release news for publishing in Hearts Talk and the New Releases blog. Don’t miss the deadline! Send in your new releases by the 8th of every month to:
Of course, the Cruisin’ Crew don’t want to miss out on the celebrations, so drop Clint and Enrico an email with your blogs, new contract, first sale, new cover or release news at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to come back on Sunday for a list of exciting writing-related events delivered by our members.
Coleen is thrilled to announce the October 14 release of BAITING THE BOSS from Entangled Publishing
October 19-20 – Anne Gracie is teaching a weekend of craft-of-writing in Innisfail, Far North Queensland, sponsored by 20th Licuala WINQ. Cost for the two days is $90. If you’re interested in attending, contact Jacque Duffy through this FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Licuala-WINQ-Writers-in-NQ/113447738690506
Cruisin’ Member Blogs
Clint fueled up the limo and went cruisin’ the Blogging Highway for great blogs to keep you entertained. Are you an RWA Member? Share a link and a short blurb here each week by emailing the details to us at: email@example.com.
October 20 – A little different this week. How to tell when you’re missing someone. Think it’s self-explanatory? How many of these signs would you have named?
Passionate about Christmas tradition? Then Friday Feast is the place to be. Australian Kate Belle, author of the brilliantly dark and sensual novel The Yearning, discusses her love for a beloved hand-me-down recipe, one that ‘brims with mysterious back story, has great depth of character and a compelling and involved plot that leads to a profoundly satisfying climax.’ Passion indeed!
October 10 – MAGIC THURSDAY – Jenny Schwartz on reviewing.
October 12 – DARKLIGHT ON… Maggie Mundy
October 15 – GOOD NEWS DAY with Kylie Griffin
October 17 – MAGIC THURSDAY with Astrid Cooper
October 16 – Writerly Wednesday
Erin hosted A Glimpse into the World of children’s author and ex surfing journalist DC Green
October 17 – This Week’s Book Choice: Charlene Wilson THE TRANSFORMATION OF ANNA
October 22 – DARK SIDE DOWNUNDER SERIES: Peta Crake – come meet our Aussie & New Zealander Dark Siders!
October 26 – CAT-URDAY! – Crazy Cats – Anyone who knows cats will relate to these…
October 13 – SARA News with Emmeline Lock
October 16 – READING ADVENTURES compiled by Eleni Konstantine
October 13 – Spotlight on Writers with Carly Drake
posted a small excerpt from HEAVENLY REVENGE
Enrico’s Pick Six
Submit your blog site link to firstname.lastname@example.org to share with our readers. Enrico hand picks six blogs to showcase every week.
Enrico’s Pick Six this week:
Selling Synopsis 2014
Opens: 1 November 2013
Closes: 22 November 2013, midnight Sydney time
(entries sent outside these dates cannot be accepted)
Enter - via email only
Short manuscript (10K to 65K): maximum 2 pages single spaced
Long manuscript (65K and over): maximum 3 pages single spaced
Check the formatting guidelines on the entry form
Entry fee - per entry
$22 (entries within Australia. GST incl.)
$20 (entries outside Australia)
Two entries per member are permitted. RWAustralia members only.
Final judge – Joel Naoum, Publisher, Momentum, Pan Macmillan Australia
Prizes – 1st – $200, 2nd – $100 , 3rd – $ 75 (plus certificates)
Queries – Selling Synopsis Contest Manager, Leisl Leighton email@example.com
The Emerald Award 2014
The Emerald Award has two major points of difference from the other RWA contests.
Firstly, it is judged by keen romance readers, not writers. This gives an indication of the marketability of your story but won’t necessarily provide the sort of feedback that helps improve your writing technique.
Secondly, you must have a completed manuscript should your story make it to round 2. The turnaround time between rounds 1 and 2 is one week (5 working days) so there is no time to finish your book then.
Opens: 1 November 2013
Closes: Midnight Sydney time, 22 November 2013
Enter: The first 10,000 words of your unpublished romance or romantic elements manuscript (10K+). Entries are by email. Entrants who reach the second round will need to submit their full manuscript.
Entry fee: $38.50 incl GST per entry.
Prizes: 1st prize in each section – $500, 2nd – $250 3rd prize – $150.
Entry criteria: unpublished RWA members only.
Have a great week from the Cruisin’ Chauffeurs.