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Sunday, February 27, 2011

RWA Valerie Parv Award 2011

I hope all you unpublished writers have brushed up your category or single title manuscripts and are ready to enter them into the Valerie Parv Award - the only competition on the Romance Writers of Australia contest circuit that allows members and non-members to enter!

If not, why not? How can you pass up the chance of winning a 12 month mentorship with the incredibly generous and knowledgeable Valerie Parv?

Here are some of the details:

The Valerie Parv Award 2011

Opens:  25 February 2011
Closes: 8 April 2011, midnight Sydney time
Entries arriving before or after these times will not be accepted.

Enter: first 12500 words (max) + 1000 word (max) synopsis of your unpublished romance/romantic elements manuscript by email only.

Maximum three entries per person
Open to RWAustralia members and non-members 

Final judges: Valerie Parv will rank the 6 finalists and the top prize winner will also be read and critiqued by Mary Theresa Hussey, Executive Editor of Silhouette Books

1st - 1 year mentorship with Valerie Parv, plus $300
2nd - $200
3rd - $100

For the entry form and more information, click here.

Valerie Parv & Kylie Griffin
Check out some of the past winners:
2010 - Anna Cowan
2009 - Kylie Griffin (yep, that's me! - published with Berkley)
2008 - Erica Hayes (published with St.Martin's Press)
2007 - Barbara Jeffcott-Geris
2006 - Rachel Bailey (published with Harlequin Desire)

The VPA is your last chance to enter a contest for this RWA season - so don't miss out!

Will you be the VPA 2011 winner?


  1. Hi Kylie,

    Thanks for the informaion and the link! I'm going to tweet this and FB so everyone from my crusaders group can see!

  2. Kylie, that sounds like a great contest. The word is spreading. Good luck!