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Contest entry should consist of the first 25 pages of an unpublished romance or romantic elements manuscript.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