Heartbeat Intern Contest for beginning writers

HEARTBEAT INTERN CONTEST for Pre-Pubbed, Pre-PRO Romance Writers

Accepting entries starting January 1, 2007!

This is a brand new contest aimed at beginners. In other words, if you’ve been published in any format at any time, or have achieved RWA-PRO (Romance Writers of America) status, you’re not eligible.

Romantic Suspense: Patience Smith - Silhouette Suspense.
Erotic Romance: Alicia Rasley - Red Sage
Anything Romance w/ Medical Elements: Sheila Hodgson - Harlequin Mills & Boom Medicals
Inspirational Romance: Melissa Endlich - Steeple Hill
Series Romance (long & short): Scott Eagan - Greyhaus Literary Agency
Single Title Romance: Hilary Sares - Kensington

First place winners in each category will receive
a critique from Lois Winston, Agent with Grayson Literary Agency.


1. Entries accepted from January 1 - February 1 (Entries with a postmark of February 1 or before will be accepted until February 6).
2. If a deadline falls on a Saturday/Sunday, the entry is due the following Monday.
3. February 10 - March 15: First round judging
4. March 25: Announcement of finalists
5. April 5: Final round entries due to coordinator
6. April 10-May 15: Final round judging
7. May 30: Announcement of winners

To see the complete rules and scoresheets, go to: