This will be my new site, it is still in the remodeling stage and I hope to have it up soon.

But for all you writers  –check out the Northwest Houston RWA Lone Star Writing Contest

Northwest Houston RWA’s 22nd Annual Lone Star Writing Competition is open for entries.

The Lone Star Writing Competition is one of the few contests where each first round entry is judged by two published authors plus one unpublished author.  Finalists’ entries will be judged by three industry professionals. (agents/editors/E-publishers)

NEW for 2014 is the Romance Novella category which includes all sub-genres of romance, including erotic romance.

Contemporary Series: Romance novels that focus primarily on the romantic relationship, are between 40,000–80,000 words in length, and are issued under a common category line/series name with publisher predetermined word counts and basic content guidelines. These books are often numbered sequentially and released at regular intervals.

Historical /Regency Romance: Romance novels set in any historical time period prior to WWII.

Fantasy, Future & Paranormal: Romance novels in which the future, a fantasy world, or paranormal elements are an integral part of the plot. May include time travel, vampires, ghosts & werewolves.

Inspirational Romance: Romance novels in which religious or spiritual beliefs (in the context of any religion or spiritual belief system) are a major part of the romantic relationship.

Romance Novella: Romance novellas that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and are between 20,000 – 40,000 words in length. Includes all romance sub genres and erotica novellas.

Romantic Suspense or Romantic Intrigue: Romance novels in which suspense, mystery, or thriller elements constitute an integral part of the plot.

Single Title: Romance novels that focus primarily on the romantic relationship, are released as individual titles, and set in the current time period. Includes Women’s Fiction and Chick Lit.

Young Adult Romance Category: Romance novels geared toward young adult readers.

ENTRY GUIDELINES: (All electronic entry)
Send copy of the first twenty-five (25) double-spaced pages in rich text format (.rtf) only.
Membership in RWA is not required to enter.



DEADLINE: June 8, 2014 midnight CDT.


For more information including Contest Rules, Score Sheet, and Entry Form, please see Northwest Houston RWA chapter website at