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I hear the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers are holding a writing contest. Here are the guidelines.

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The 2013 SMRW Laurie Contest Is Officially Open for Entries


Sponsor: Smoky Mountain Romance Writers, Knoxville, TN

Web Page: Entry forms, rules, guidelines, etc

Fee $25.00 per entry*

Deadline February 14, 2013

Entry Information:

  • Open to unpublished authors or authors who have not signed a contract within the past three years.**
  • Electronic Only.
  • First twenty-five pages of unpublished novel-length romance(40,000 plus),
  • No synopsis. You may include a single-page blurb or set-up of your book.
  • First round judges include published authors/trained judges.
  • Top three finalists in each category will have their entries judged by acquiring editors from the top romance houses. Check for our the list of our smokin’ final round judges.
  • Winners will be announced at Romfest 2013 in Gatilinburg, TN, June 19-21, 2013
  • For more information, rules and guidelines, visit or e-mail


*  SMRW members receive one free entry.

**SMRW does not police each entry. Entrants sign a disclaimer and are on the honor system to abide by it.

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