Monday, August 1, 2016

September 2016 Event -- A Day with Sherrilyn Kenyon

Registration for MCRW's September 2016 event, A Day with Sherrilyn Kenyon, is now open! Sherrilyn will guide us in her all day workshop, Ins and Outs of Making It in the Business.

Pre-registration is required by August 27th, so don't delay. For more information on this fantastic event--and great learning opportunity--please visit our event page.

We hope to see you in September!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 PITCH Contest Winners Announced!

Music City Romance Writers is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 MCRW PITCH contest! Congratulations to all finalists, and a huge round of applause to our winners!

1st place: Nobody’s Mistress *** by Willa Ramsey
2nd place: Meadows Wind *  by Betty Unkel
3rd place: Romancing Dr. Love *  by Rebecca Heflin


With our lovely runners up:

Beautiful – Story of an Ugly Stepsister ** by Ashley Hoyle
Animal Instincts * by Lauren James

* Indicates a partial was requested (** Indicates two requests)

Just a quick recap of our fabulous prizes:

Prizes:
1st place - e-Copy of "QUERY: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed" by CJ Redwine, a Skype or Phone development edit of the first 30 pages of the manuscript, Announcement in RWR, and an extra pitch critique from Heather Flaherty of The Bent Agency.

2nd place - e-Copy of "QUERY: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed"by CJ Redwine, Announcement in RWR

3rd place - e-Copy of "QUERY: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed", Announcement in RWR


Thank you to all who entered! And a big special thanks plus a basket of muffins to all of our wonderful judges!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

2016 PITCH Contest Finalists Announced

The results are in at last!

Music City Romance Writers is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2016 Pitch contest! The winner will be announced on Sunday, June 5th barring any unforeseen circumstances. Congratulations to our finalists!

Here are the top scored entries, in no particular order:

Beautiful - Story of an Ugly Stepsister - by Ashley Hoyle

Meadow Wind - by Betty Unkel

Nobody’s Mistress - by Willa Ramsey

Romancing Doctor Love - by Rebecca Heflin

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

2016 PITCH Contest -- Open for Entries!

The Music City Romance Writers PITCH contest is back and officially open for entries!

Whether the "pitch" is for back cover copy that you plan to self-publish, or that oh-so-perfect query letter blurb, we want to help you get it right! And we'll get you there fast! The entire contest from deadline to announcement of the winner will be six weeks! (Assuming no unforeseen circumstances arise.)

Additionally, there are terrific prizes for the winners!

But don't delay in entering. Due to the quick nature of this contest, the entry deadline of April 9th is right around the corner.

For complete contest details and a link to the registration form, please visit the 2016 PITCH contest info page.

We look forward to reading your PITCH!


Monday, November 23, 2015

2015 Melody of Love Contest -- Final Round Results

MCRW is very pleased to announce the final round results for the 2015 Melody of Love Contest.

 
CONTEMPORARY
Category Judge -- Mary Altman of Sourcebooks
 
1st Place -- Framed by Susan J. Bickford**
***Request for full manuscript
 
2nd Place -- Fired Up by Anna Durand
 
3rd Place -- Soul Song by Rayn Ellis

 
HISTORICAL
 Category Judge -- Cynthia Brannam of Soul Mate Publishing
 
1st Place -- Rocky Mountain Runaway by Kathryn E. Crawford
***Request for full manuscript
 
2nd Place -- The Secret Affair of a Duke’s Daughter by Janna MacGregor
***Request for full manuscript
 
3rd Place -- The Keys to Her Heart by Harris Fischer
***Request for full manuscript

 
PARANORMAL
Category Judge -- Angela James of Carina Press
 
1st Place -- The Mortal Falls by Anna Durand
 
2nd Place -- Queen of Hearts by Harris Fischer
 
3rd Place -- As Long as the Fire Burns by Adriana Barison

 
YOUNG ADULT
Category Judge -- Victoria Lowes of The Bent Agency
 
1st Place -- Soren’s Resistance by Christine Gunderson
 
2nd Place -- The Picture of Dulce Garcia by Alana Albertson
 
3rd Place -- Untarnished by Nicole Jarrell
 
4th Place -- It Happened on Thunder Road by Susan Antony

**MCRW chapter member

Congratulations to all the finalists and a huge thank you to our contest judges!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

2015 Melody of Love Contest -- Finalists Announced

MCRW is happy to announce the finalists in the 2015 Melody of Love Contest.


CONTEMPORARY 

Fired Up by Anna Durand

Framed
by Susan J. Bickford

Soul Song
by Rayn Ellis


HISTORICAL

 The Keys to Her Heart by Harris Fischer

Rocky Mountain Runaway
by Kathryn E. Crawford

The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter
by Janna MacGregor


PARANORMAL
 
As Long as the Fire Burns by Adriana Barison

Queen of Hearts
by Harris Fischer

The Mortal Falls
by Anna Durand


YOUNG ADULT

 It Happened on Thunder Road by Susan Antony

Soren’s Resistance
by Christine Gunderson

The Picture of Dulce Garcia
by Alana Albertson

Untarnished
by Nicole Jarrell


Best of luck to the finalists in the final round!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2015 PITCH Contest -- Winners Announced!

THE RESULTS ARE IN AT LAST!

Music City Romance Writers is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 MCRW Pitch contest! Congratulations to all finalists, and a huge round of applause to our winners! This year was a close one – all of the scores fell within 1-3 points of each other!

1st place: Surfacing ***+ by Delancey Stewart

2nd place: He’s in My Dreams *+  by Jeanne Hardt

3rd place: Drift +  by Amy Murray

With our lovely runner up:
Mind Waves * by Amanda Uhl

* Indicates a partial was requested (** Indicates two was requested)
+ Indicates a full was requested


As you can see, each of the finalist entries received at least one request from our judges. Yes, they were all THAT amazing.

Just a quick recap of our fabulous prizes:

1st place - e-Copy of "QUERY: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed", and a Skype or Phone development edit of the first 30 pages of your manuscript with Heather Flaherty of The Bent Agency, Announcement in RWR

2nd place - e-Copy of "QUERY: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed", Announcement in RWR

3rd place - e-Copy of "QUERY: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed", Announcement in RWR


Thank you to all who entered! And a big special thanks plus a basket of muffins to all of our wonderful judges!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

2015 PITCH Contest -- Winner Announcement Delayed


Due to an unexpected circumstance, the judging deadline for final round entries had to be delayed. This means the 2015 PITCH winner and rankings announcement will also be delayed a few days.

Rest assured, the contest coordinator will send the results out as soon as she can. Thank you for your patience and understanding.