Saturday, May 5, 2012


Announcing CHRW's Golden Claddagh Contest for Full-Length Romantic Fiction
The Contest where non-finalist are winners, too. See Below!

(Don't let our chapter name dissuade you--your entry does not have to be Celtic in nature.)

The top three finalist in each category will be considered by top editors and agents, but non-finalists are winners,too! The 4th, 5th and 6th place winners in each of our unpublished categories will receive a full critique by a multi-published author!

Additionally, all first-place finalists will also have a chance to win the Gold Claddagh, which will be the first-place overall contest winner. That category will be judged by Kevan Lyon (of Marsal-Lyon Literary Agency) and Liz Pelletier (of Entangled Publishing), and the final winner will receive a Gold Claddagh pin, as well as additional consideration by the two judges. We have six categories for unpublished authors, and one category for published authors (NEW!).

Here are the categories and final judges:

FF&P - Angela James (Carina Press)

Celtic - Laurie McLean (Larsen-Pomada Agency)

Erotic - Katherine Pelz (Berkley)

Historical - Laura Bradford (Laura Bradford Agency)

Romantic Suspense - Suzie Townsend (Nancy Coffey Agency)

Contemporary - Aubrey Poole (Sourcebooks)

Published - Amy Pierpoint (Grand Central) & Becky Vintner (FinePrint Literary Agency)

How to Enter

Entries should be submitted to:
Celtic Category – Donna Goode -
Historical Category
– Kimmy Wooten -
Contemporary Category
– Sarah Hoss -
Romantic Suspense
– Derek Dodson -
FFP Category
– Alisa Walker -
Erotic Category
– Rebecca Lynn-
Published Category
– Christina Rich -
Pay by Check
Please copy or print this form and include with your payment: Contest Entry Form

Mail to:
Rebecca Lynn
PO Box 445
Bozeman, MT 59771

Entries are $15 for CHRW members and $20 for non-members and be will be received between April 1st and May 15th! For full information, entry forms and eligibility information, please see our contest announcement: Celtic Hearts Blog 

Or contact Donna Goode, the contest coordinator, at

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