*Please review the score sheet for more insight into how your entry will be judged.
♥ 2018 Emily Contest Final Judges♥
Contemporary - Long
Includes romance novels of 70,000 words or more, with a more complex plot (including sub-plot) set in contemporary times, in which the romance is the main plot line.
♥ Editor: Norma Perez-Hernandez / Kensington Publishing Corp.
♥ Agent: Patricia Nelson / Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Contemporary - Short
Includes romance novels of between 40,000 and 70,000 words that fall within more specific category lines, set in contemporary times, in which the romance is the main plot line. These novels normally have only two points of view, that of the hero and heroine, and a more focused plot line.
♥ Editor: Brenda Chin / Entangled Publishing LLC
♥ Agent: Elaine Spencer / The Knight Agency
Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal
Includes romance novels in which paranormal elements constitute an integral part of the plot.
♥ Editor: Kristine Swartz / The Berkley Publishing Group
♥ Agent: Rebecca Strauss / DeFiore and Company
Includes romance novels set prior to 1950.
♥ Editor: Tara Gelsomino / Crimson Romance
♥ Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan / Handspun Literary
Includes romance novels in which the romance is the main focus but is integrated with suspense, mystery, or thriller elements.
♥ Editor: Laura Costello / Sourcebooks
♥ Agent: Cori Deyoe / 3 Seas Literary Agency
Includes romance and non-romance novels geared toward readers 12 – 18, and features protagonists of the same age group.
♥ Editor: Alyssa Miele / Harper Collins
♥ Agent: Becca Stumpf / Prospect Agency
Best of the Best
Is a competition between the first place winners of each category. The winner will receive $100
♥ Best of the Best Judge: Karla Hodde, Katy Budget Books