A first in Africa, the award is open to all African romance authors who have published a romance novel between July 2014 and December 2015.
In this first year of the contest, the Award will be limited to fifteen entries only, and entries close on Friday 13 May.
The entries will be judged by a panel of book bloggers and reviewers, including Lu-Marie Fraser of the Sugar and Snark book blog, blogger and editor Lia Marus, Laurynne Gouws of romance book blog Book Review Bay, and blogger & reviewer Nandita Baard.
The winner will be announced at the gala dinner of ROSA's third annual Romance Writing conference to be held in Johannesburg on 24th September 2016.
Details of the contest as well as entry forms can be found on the ROSA website www.romancewriters.co.za.