Music City Romance Writers is Nashville’s Romance Writers of America® chapter. Our goal is to provide support, information, and resources to both published and unpublished authors of romance, women’s fiction and other literary genres. We have designed this site so that writers can obtain information about MCRW membership, upcoming events, other sites of interest, and more.
The Latest News
Great News! We are happy to announce that our members Kim Law and Lea Ann Schafer got “the phone call.” Congratulations to Kim and Lea Ann!!
Kim Law, with her Contemporary Single Title SUGAR SPRINGS, joins the ranks of RWA’s 2013 RITA finalists.
Lea Ann Schafer, writing as Ella Sheridan, is a finalist with UNBROKEN in the Golden Heart paranormal category.
The Music City Romance Writers is pleased to announce the second annual Minuet of Love Novella Contest, open to entries April 16, 2013. All electronic, an entry shall consist of the first 10 pages of your Romance Novella (15-40K) with HEA or HFN ending, including an OPTIONAL (unjudged) 250 word query/synopsis in .doc format; all heat levels accepted. Categories and Final Judges:
- Contemporary: Rhonda Helms, Editor, Carina Press
- Historical: Kerri-Leigh Grady, Editor, Entangled Publishing
- Paranormal: Holly Atkinson, Editor, Samhain Publishing
Entry Deadline is June 1, 2013, and is open to both unpublished and published authors, but novella entered must be unpublished. Go HERE for details.
MCRW is pleased to announce the finalists in the Pitch contest! Finalists will receive their score sheets and will have a chance to revise before entries are sent on to our final judges. The winner will be announced on June 1st. Congratulations to our finalists!!
Knight of Redemption by Angela Johnson
The Agreement by Angela N. Blount
Macha and the River Blue by Barbara Gerry
Wolf’s Bane-Book 1 by Tolden Rhys
The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath by Charity Tahmaseb
Nixies in Dixie by D.B. Sieders
Killer Instincts by Jennifer Goodnight
A Beautiful Death by Wendy Campbell
Special thanks go to our final judges:
- Kristin Daly Rens, Senior Editor, Balzer + Bray
- Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Agent and Partner, Foreword Literary
- Abby Zidle, Senior Editor, Gallery & Pocket Books
- Jill Marsal, Agent and founding partner, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
- Jennifer Enderlin, Vice President and Associate Publisher, St. Martin’s Press
- Lauren MacLeod, Agent, The Strothman Agency
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