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The Abalone – Unpublished Authors

Hi Everyone!

The Abalone Awards for Unpublished Authors is now open!

Brush off those manuscripts and get the ready, we have a great line-up of final judges again this year. Visit our website for all the details: http://www.cimrwa.org/abalone-awards.html AA_CIMRWA

Contest closes for entries on March 17th.

Adrienne Trent
2014 Abalone Coordinator

Only seven days left to enter The First Annual Abalone Awards

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 The First Annual Abalone Awards

for Published and Unpublished Writers

 ***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED***

The Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce we are extending our submission deadline for the first annual Abalone Awards. The purpose of The Abalone Awards contest is to professionally uplift and support writers and recognize outstanding unpublished and published works of Ethno-Cultural Romance.

The submission deadline has been extended to February 17, 2013 at midnight PST.

Entry Fee(s): CIMRWA members – $15.00, RWA members – $20.00, All others – $25.00.

 

The Abalone Awards for Unpublished Writers (AAUW) Judges

 

Contemporary Single Title ***Shannon Criss,  Assistant Editor, Harlequin Kimani
Contemporary Series ***Brenda Chin, Senior Editor, Harlequin Blaze
Erotic Romance ***Mercedes Fernandez, Assistant Editor, Kensington Publishing Corporation
Romance Novella ***Whitney Mae, Associate Editor, Ellora’s Cave
Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance  ***Christa Desir, Editor, Samhain Publishing
Historical Romance  ***Mary Murray, Content and Managing Line Editor, Lyrical Press
Romantic Suspense ***Kate Studer, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin MIRA
Inspirational Romance  ***Tracy Sherrod, Senior Editor, Harlequin Kimani Romance
Young Adult Romance ***Selena James, Executive Editor, Dafina Books at Kensington

Eligibility

 

Thank you,

a.c. Mason

President

CIM Special Interest Chapter of RWA

Weaving tales of love that dissolve barriers

 

Definitions: 

Ethno-Cultural Romance: stories that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and revolves around Cultural, Interracial, or Multicultural aspects of the character(s), location(s) or theme(s).

Cultural: of a particular social, ethnic, religious group; character(s), location or theme(s) of a SINGLE CULTURAL
group (such as Native American, African American, Israeli, Hispanic, Iraqi, Irish… and other cultural groups)

Interracial: conducted, involving, or existing between different races. (MORE THAN ONE racial group.)  Which includes interracial (character(s)) of multiple ethnic, cultural or religions heritage/ancestry

Multicultural: of MORE THAN ONE culture relating to, consisting of, or participating in the cultures of
different countries, ethnic groups, or religions.

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The First Annual Abalone Awards – SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED

***Permission to Forward***

 The First Annual Abalone Awards

for Published and Unpublished Writers

 ***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED***

The Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce we are extending our submission deadline for the first annual Abalone Awards. The purpose of The Abalone Awards contest is to professionally uplift and support writers and recognize outstanding unpublished and published works of writers of Ethno-Cultural Romance.

The submission deadline has been extended to February 17, 2013 at midnight PST.

Entry Fee(s): CIMRWA members – $15.00, RWA members – $20.00, All others – $25.00.

The Abalone Awards for Unpublished Writers (AAUW) Judges

Contemporary Single Title ***Shannon Criss,  Assistant Editor, Harlequin Kimani
Contemporary Series ***Brenda Chin, Senior Editor, Harlequin Blaze
Erotic Romance ***Mercedes Fernandez, Assistant Editor, Kensington Publishing Corporation
Romance Novella ***Whitney Mae, Associate Editor, Ellora’s Cave
Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance  ***Christa Desir, Editor, Samhain Publishing
Historical Romance  ***TBD
Romantic Suspense ***Kate Studer, Editorial Assistant, Harlequin MIRA
Inspirational Romance  ***Tracy Sherrod, Senior Editor, Harlequin Kimani Romance
Young Adult Romance ***Selena James, Executive Editor, Dafina Books at Kensington

 

Eligibility

  • The Abalone Awards contest is open to all CIMRWA members, RWA members, and the general public.
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age by the date of entry.
  • Entries are limited to those works with ethno-cultural romance elements as defined below.
  • An individual may enter more than one manuscript in the same category, may enter in more than one category, but the same entry may not be entered in more than one category.
  • An individual, which includes other pseudonym may NOT enter more than one division. One division (either Published or Unpublished) must be chosen.
  • Authors that would meet our definition of published may enter in the unpublished contest
    but only in a category they have NOT published in.
  • Our definition of published: Those who have not accepted a publishing offer for, or Self-Published, a work of original fictional narrative prose of 20,000 words or more by date the contests’ close.

For more details about the contest (such as full contest rules, score sheets, submission format, entry form etc.) please go to our website at: http://www.cimrwa.org/abalone-awards.html.

 

Thank you,

a.c. Mason

President

CIM Special Interest Chapter of RWA

Weaving tales of love that dissolve barriers

 

Definitions: 

Ethno-Cultural Romance: stories that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and revolves around Cultural, Interracial, or Multicultural aspects of the character(s), location(s) or theme(s).

Cultural: of a particular social, ethnic, religious group; character(s), location or theme(s) of a SINGLE CULTURAL
group (such as Native American, African American, Israeli, Hispanic, Iraqi, Irish… and other cultural groups)

Interracial: conducted, involving, or existing between different races. (MORE THAN ONE racial group.)  Which includes interracial (character(s)) of multiple ethnic, cultural or religions heritage/ancestry

Multicultural: of MORE THAN ONE culture relating to, consisting of, or participating in the cultures of
different countries, ethnic groups, or religions.

 

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The First Annual Abalone Awards – SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED

***Permission to Forward***


 The First Annual Abalone Awards

for Published and Unpublished Writers

 ******

The Cultural, Interracial, and Multicultural Special Interest Chapter of RWA is pleased to announce we are extending our submission deadline for the first annual Abalone Awards. The purpose of The Abalone Awards contest is to professionally uplift and support writers and recognize outstanding unpublished and published works of writers of Ethno-Cultural Romance.

The submission deadline has been extended to February 17, 2013 at midnight PST.

Entry Fee(s): CIMRWA members – $15.00, RWA members – $20.00, All others – $25.00.

Eligibility

  • The Abalone Awards contest is open to all CIMRWA members, RWA members, and the general public.
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age by the date of entry.
  • Entries are limited to those works with ethno-cultural romance elements as defined below.
  • An individual may enter more than one manuscript in the same category, may enter in more than one category, but the same entry may not be entered in more than one category.
  • An individual, which includes other pseudonym may NOT enter more than one division. One division (either Published or Unpublished) must be chosen.
  • Authors that would meet our definition of published may enter in the unpublished contest
    but only in a category they have NOT published in.
  • Our definition of published: Those who have not accepted a publishing offer for, or Self-Published, a work of original fictional narrative prose of 20,000 words or more by date the contests’ close.

For more details about the contest (such as full contest rules, score sheets, submission format, entry form etc.) please go to our website at: http://www.cimrwa.org/abalone-awards.html.

 

Thank you,

a.c. Mason

President

CIM Special Interest Chapter of RWA

Weaving tales of love that dissolve barriers

 

Definitions: 

Ethno-Cultural Romance: stories that focus primarily on the romantic relationship and revolves around Cultural, Interracial, or Multicultural aspects of the character(s), location(s) or theme(s).

Cultural: of a particular social, ethnic, religious group; character(s), location or theme(s) of a SINGLE CULTURAL
group (such as Native American, African American, Israeli, Hispanic, Iraqi, Irish… and other cultural groups)

Interracial: conducted, involving, or existing between different races. (MORE THAN ONE racial group.)  Which includes interracial (character(s)) of multiple ethnic, cultural or religions heritage/ancestry

Multicultural: of MORE THAN ONE culture relating to, consisting of, or participating in the cultures of
different countries, ethnic groups, or religions.

 

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