Thursday, December 18, 2014

MCRW's 2014 Melody of Love Contest -- Final Round Results

2014 Melody of Love Contest
Final Round Results


HISTORICAL
1st Place
Lessons in Scandal by Crystal Eliot
***3 requests for full manuscript
2nd Place –
The Dukes Temptation by Rebecca Lang
***2 requests for full manuscript
3rd Place –
How to Train your Knight by Stella Marie Alden
***1 request for full manuscript   


CONTEMPORARY
1st Place –
The Dream by Jennifer Doyle
***1 request for full manuscript
2nd Place –
Rock Me by Tara Wyatt
3rd Place –
15 days by Rebekah Millet
4th Place
Criminal Love by Sarah Lovett
        ***1 request for full manuscript


PARANORMAL
1st Place –
Gothic Jump by Patricia March
    ***2 requests for full manuscript
2nd Place –
Soulbound by Bethany Adams *
        ***1 request for full manuscript
    3rd Place –
Much of Madness by S.E. Summa *


NEW ADULT
1st Place –
The Sacrifice by Megan Besing
2nd Place – Repo Girl by Lisa Siefert
3rd Place –
Seducing Death by Elle McKay


YOUNG ADULT
1st Place –
Waters of Salt and Sin by Alisha Klapheke *
2nd Place – Winging it by RoseAnn DeFranco
***1 request for full manuscript
3rd Place –
Terazza by Deena Graves *

    * MCRW member


Congratulations to all the finalists and best of luck on your publication journeys!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MCRW's 2014 Melody of Love Contest -- Finalists Announced


MCRW is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Melody of Love contest.


CONTEMPORARY 
15 days by Rebekah Millet
Criminal Love by Sarah Lovett
The Dream by Jennifer Doyle
Rock Me by Tara Wyatt


HISTORICAL
How to Train your Knight by Stella Marie Alden
Lessons in Scandal by Crystal Eliot
The Duke’s Temptation by Rebecca Lang


PARANORMAL
Gothic Jump by Patricia March
Much of Madness by S.E. Summa
Soulbound by Bethany Adams


NEW ADULT
The Sacrifice by Megan Besing
Repo Girl by Lisa Siefert
Seducing Death by Elle McKay


YOUNG ADULT
Terazza by Deena Graves
Waters of Salt and Sin by Alisha Klapheke
Winging it by RoseAnn DeFranco


Good luck to the finalists in the final round and a round of applause for all who entered!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

2014 Melody of Love Contest Open for Entries!

MCRW is happy to announce that the 2014 Melody of Love contest is now open for entries.

Contest entry fees are $22 for MCRW members, $27 for RWA members, and $32 for all others.

Contest entry should consist of the first 25 pages of an unpublished romance or romantic elements manuscript.  

We have a total of 5 contest categories, each with at least 2 final round judges.  Categories and judges are as follows:

Contemporary
Danielle Burby - Agent at HSG Literary Agency
Angela James - Acquiring editor at Carina Press

Historical
Victoria Lowes - Agent at The Bent Agency
Brenda Chin - Acquiring editor at ImaJinn Books
Cindy Brannam - Acquiring editor at Soul Mate Publishing

Paranormal

Heidi Moore - Acquiring editor at Samhain Publishing
Janet Clementz - Acquiring editor at Soul Mate Publishing 

New Adult
Eric Ruben - Agent at Eric Ruben Literary Agency
Mary Altman - Acquiring editor at Sourcebooks

Young Adult
Mandy Hubbard - Agent at D4EO Literary Agency
Lauri Wellington - Acquiring editor at Black Opal Books

The deadline to enter is September 7th, 2014. So, get the first 25 pages of your manuscript polished & ready to enter!

For complete details about this year's contest, please click here.

Good luck to all who enter the 2014 Melody of Love!

Registration Now Open for MCRW's Weekend with Cherry

Music City Romance Writers is pleased to announce that Cherry Adair will be the featured speaker at our annual fall conference, which is scheduled for October 17th-19th, 2014.

Beginning Friday night at 6pm CST, Cherry will lead an optional 3 hour plotting workshop. Then, on Saturday the 18th, all conference attendees will enjoy Cherry's day long master class on building 3D characters. For those attendees who choose to stay until Sunday, there will also be a bonus Sunday workshop.

Cherry will also participate in a booksigning on Saturday. Bring your own books for her to sign, or buy on site. Credit/Debit card preferred.

Deadline to register is September 30th, 2014 or until we reach our cap of 75 attendees, whichever comes first.

For more information or to register for the event, please click here.

Monday, June 2, 2014

MCRW Pitch Contest Winners Announced!

Music City Romance Writers is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 MCRW Pitch contest! Congratulations to all finalists, and a huge round of applause to our winners!

1st PLACE: A Goddess Guide to Dates, Fates, and Soulmates +* by Amy Townsend

2nd PLACE: The Heretic's Daughter ** by Jessica Trapp

3rd PLACE: Merry Christmas, The Crutchfields * by Cody Kemmer

Remaining finalists (in no particular order)
· The Elusive Miss Ellison + by Carolyn Miller
· Jinn & Tonic by Kay Hudson
· The Wager * by Shelia Shook

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

+ Indicates a full was requested

Prizes:

1st Place - e-Copy of "QUERY: Everything You Need to Get Started, Get Noticed, and Get Signed", basic author website donated by cSocially Media, development edit of the first 30 pages of your manuscript from award winning author Kimberly Pauley, 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 special thanks to all of our judges!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

MCRW Pitch Contest Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to the finalists in the Music City Romance Writers Pitch Contest. Good Luck in the final round! Winners will be announced June 1st.

Ø  The Heretic's Daughter by Jessica Trapp
Ø  The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller
Ø  Jinn and Tonic by Kay Hudson
Ø  The Wager by Shelia Shook
Ø  A Goddess Guide to Dates, Fates, and Soulmates by Amy Townsend
Ø  Merry Christmas, The Crutchfields by Cody Kemmer

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Music City Romance Writers Pitch Contest Opens March 1


The PITCH contest is back! 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!

So check out the details of our 2014 Pitch Contest and get ready to enter!