First Kiss Finalists!

The smooches have been ranked and the best-written ones this year were judged to be written by (in alphabetical order):

Andra Ashe

Amy Rose Bennett

Katharina Colmer

Marnie Maclean

Helena Morrison

Cassandra O’Leary

The finalists’ entries are now off to Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency for final judging.  Congratulations and best of luck to all!

Thanks to Laura for judging, Deb Cox for co-ordinating and all the volunteers who make our competition season run.


Emerald Finalists

Drumroll please for our top three finalists in the Emerald short and Emerald long competitions!


In the Emerald Long, the top three are (in alphabetical order):

Amy Rose Bennett

Euphrasia Holmes

Erin Moira O’Hara

Their entries have gone to Charlotte Ledger at Harper Impulse who is our final judge this year.


In the Emerald Short, the top three, again in alphabetical order, are:

Audrey Ford

Nina Gudiksen

Sue Knight

Their entries have gone to final judge Joanne Grant, of Harlequin Mills and Boon UK.


Congratulations to all the finalists and thank you to Charlotte and Joanne for their judging and to all the RWA volunteers who make our contest season possible.

Emerald Long – Second Round

And today it’s time to announce the clever people whose entries are through to the second round of the long section of the Emerald!  Congratulations and best of luck to:

Amy Rose Bennett (with 2 entries making the cut!)

TK Florence

Marilyn Forsyth

Enisa Haines

Euphrasia Holmes

Marnie Maclean

Erin Moira O’Hara

Kerrie Paterson

Cassandra Samuels

Belinda Williams

Thanks to our judges, contest co-ordinator Gemma McBride, contest overseer Leisl Leighton and judge co-ordinator Margaret Midwood for their tireless voluntary efforts in making the contests run.


Emerald Single Title Finalists

The finalists have been decided for the Single Title section of the RWA Emerald competition for 2013.

Congratulations and best of luck go to:

Amy Rose Bennett

Erin Moira O’Hara

Chris Taylor

Editor Monique Patterson of St Martin’s Press will be assessing and ranking the manuscripts with the winner to be announced at the RWA Riding the Waves conference in August.

Thanks as always to all those involved in making our competition season run, co-ordinators, judges and helpers!

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