West Houston RWA is proud to announce the finalists in the 2013 Emily Contest. As always, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all first round judges. No contest can be successful without these unselfish souls who give freely of their time and expertise to help others succeed.
Our finalists, in alphabetical order by author’s last name:
Contemporary Series Finalists:
THE MARRIAGE MERGER by Anne-Louise Dubrawski
LILLY’S SECRET by Kristin Noel Fischer
TRIPLE THREAT by Denise Smoker
Contemporary Single Title Finalists:
WHAT GOES ON TOUR by Claire Boston
CASTLE GROVE by Lee Duncan
PLACE YOUR BETTS by Katie Graykowski
Fantasy, Futuristic &Paranormal Finalists:
QUEEN OF HEARTS by Harris Fischer
A TIME OF SECRETS by Melanie McCarthy
DEMON’S BANE by India Powers
A MAN WITHOUT A MISTRESS by Jackie Horne
MISS CHESLEY’S SECRET NIGHT by Barbara Huddleston
THE SHADOW HOUR by Jacqui Nelson
Novel with Romantic Elements Finalists:
DOING GOOD by LynneRose Cannon
SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Sandra Tilley
JUST ONE LOOK by Virginia Kelly
Romantic Suspense Finalists:
FORGETTING JANE by Cynthia Culhane
ANOTHER HERO by Virginia Kelly
THE PREDATOR by Christine Taylor
Young Adult Finalists:
SEASON OF THE SOULLESS by Joy McConnell
THE DANGEROUS SUMMER OF JESSE TURNER by Diana Reep
FAKE by Rebecca Sampson
Congratulations to all our finalists!! Winners will be announced at our Emily meeting, February 9th, 2013.
The Emily is now closed. Over the couple of weeks – will we be getting things sorted out and then it is off to the first round judges! Good luck to everyone who entered.
Who are the Final Round Judges? They are listed here.
What are the Rules? Here they are.
Where to enter? Fill out the form and upload your entry file here.
Where can I see the score sheet? Here.
Where can I send a question? Here is the contact form.
What is the round down? 8 categories, 7,000 words, Fee $20/$30, and 20+ years we’ve been running it.
Time is running out! The deadline is September 30th/October 1st at midnight!
Have you entered yet? Have you thought about it! There is still time!
The entry form closes at Midnight Central Time on September 30/October 1.
We are open for submissions! It would have been a little earlier than now, but my internet went down late last night – from the webmaster
This year, Best of the Best (the overall contest winner) receives a grand prize of $100!!
What is Best of the Best? The Emily winner of each category is sent to a bookseller to be ranked. The first place winner of this last round is the Best of the Best!
Final Round Judges:
Contemporary Single Title:
* Agent ~ Stephany Evans, FinePrint Literary Management
* Editor ~ Katherine Pelz, The Berkley Publishing Group
* Agent ~ Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency
* Editor ~ Susan Litman, Harlequin Enterprises
* Agent ~ Roberta Brown, Brown Literary Agency
* Editor ~ Chelsey Emmelhainz, Editorial Asst. Avon Harper Collins
Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal:
* Agent ~ Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency
* Editor ~ Jennifer Lawler, Crimson Romance /Adam’s Media
* Agent ~ Jessica Alvarez, Bookends, LLC
* Editor ~ Leah Hultenschmidt, Sourcebooks
Novel with Elements of Romance (including Women’s Fiction):
* Agent ~ Suzie Townsend, Nancy Coffee Literary &Media Rep
* Editor ~ Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks
* Agent ~ Karen Solem, Spencerhill Literary
* Editor ~ Patience Bloom, Harlequin Enterprises
* Agent ~ Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Larsen Pomoda Literary Agents
* Editor ~ Aubrey Poole, Associate Editor, Sourcebooks
Hi! Web Admin here.
If you are wondering… YES! there will be a contest this year!
Entry will be from September 1st through September 30th.
As soon as I have more information, I will post it.