Linda Howard Award of Excellence and other contests

Southern Magic’s 2011 Linda Howard Award of Excellence

No synopsis needed for first round judging.

Discounts for entering early and/or for judging other categories.

Early bird deadline October 1, 2010 – $20-$30

Entry deadline October 11, 2010 – $25-$35

Finalists can revised their entry before going to final judge.

For rules and entry form, check it out at


Series/Short & Long Contemporary
Susan Litman, Editor, Harlequin

Single Title
Latoya Smith, Editor, Grand Central Publishers

Romantic Suspense
Kate Collins, Senior Editor, Ballantine

Margo Lipschultz, Editor, HQN

Unique Genres (Paranormal, Futuristic, Fantasy, Time Travel)
Melissa Frain, Editor, Tor

Young Adult
Alicia Condon, Editorial Director, Kensington

Carla Swafford
Contest Coordinator
Southern Magic – Birmingham, AL


Approaching deadlines:
> St. Martin’s Short-Story Contest—entry deadline is Oct. 1
Enter to win a publishing contract. Lord Jeffrey Archer will judge
> Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest—entry deadline is Oct. 1
> Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition—entry deadline is Oct. 1
> Hint Fiction Writing Contest—entry deadline is Oct. 11

For younger writers:
> Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award—now accepting entries from 11th and 12th graders

In other contest news:
> The Writer 2010 Short-Story Contest—winners announced
> TV Me! Television Pitch Contest—entry deadline is Nov. 30
> Delacorte Press Contest for a First YA Novel—entry deadline is Dec. 31
> Film Racing Contest—make a movie in 24 hours

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