Launching a STAR contest

Permission to Forward Granted and Encouraged

The Space Coast Authors of Romance (Florida STAR) are very excited to
announce the opening of The 2010 Launching A Star Contest on July 1st! With
both great editors and super agents signed up as final judges, we expect to
have another successful run. Last year, 28 full manuscripts and 4 partials
were requested! To date, we know of 4 manuscripts sold from last year’s
contest alone!

This year all entries will be submitted electronically. Each entry is a max
of 25 pages (no synopsis) and is judged by both an unpublished and a
published writer. Deadline is Midnight Eastern Time September 8th.

Go to for more information.

Don’t miss out on the chance to get great feedback on your manuscript and
the opportunity to get your manuscript before great editors and agents.

We are very pleased to announce our FANTASTIC FINAL JUDGES:

Single Title: Editor -Selina McLenmore/Grand Central Publishing
Agent-Becca Stumpf/ Prospect Agency

General Paranormal: Editor-Meredith Giordan/Berkley Jove
Agent-Laurie McLean/Larsen-Pomada Agency

Futuristic/Fantasy: Editor-Leah Hultenschmidt/Dorchester Publishing
Agent-Suzie Townsend/FinePrint Literary

Historical: Editor-Talia Platz, New American Library
Agent-Michelle Grajkowski/3 Seas Agency

Series Contemporary: Editor-Susan Litman/Harlequin Special Edition
Agent-Roberta Brown/Brown Literary Agency

Romantic Suspense: Editor-Katherine Pelz/Berkley
Agent-Laura Bradford/The Bradford Literary

Inspirational: Editor-Natalie Hanemann/Thomas Nelson
Agent-Rachelle Gardner/WordServe Literary

Young Adult: Editor-Kristin Daly/Harper Collins
Agent-Elaine Spencer/The Knight Agency

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