Tuesday, February 14, 2012


ROSA is excited to announce the launch of its first ever competition. This contest is open to all authors who either reside in South Africa or who are South African citizens living abroad.

The contest is for opening scenes between 1,500 and 2,500 words in length, for a completed manuscript in any genre of romance. There are two categories: one for previously unpublished entrants, and one for authors who've already had a work of 15,000 words or more published by a traditional publisher.

Contest prizes include professional critiques, wines, chocolates, an online course with social media guru Kristen Lamb, and the chance to get your work in front of some of the top people in the business.

For more information, including judges and prizes, formatting requirements, Terms & Conditions, and how the contest will be organised, please visit our website at www.romancewriters.co.za/competitions.

Entries should be sent to contest@romancewriters.co.za, but since you only get one entry with which to impress the judges, take your time and get your opening scene as polished as possible before you enter. The closing date is midnight on Tuesday, 1st May 2012.

For more information, visit our website, or keep watching this blog. We'll be posting information on our judges, updates on prizes, writing tips and a whole lot more right here.

If you have any questions about the contest, leave a comment below and we'll address it as soon as we can.

Best wishes for a fantastic Valentine's Day!


  1. What a fantastic opportunity and good luck to everyone entering.

  2. Sounds like a great competition. And a great opportunity!

  3. What a great Valentine's Day pressie and no worries about a moment on the lips and a lifetime on the hips until the winners are announced! I'm firing up my netbook now...