Silken Sands Self-Published Star Contest

Since I’m on deadline and slacking just a bit about blogging, I decided to post about something awesome my local RWA chapter is putting on. The Silken Sands Self-Published Star Contest is now open for entries! Here are the full details:


The Gulf Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce that the 2012 Silken Sands Self-Published Star Award is open for entries! The Star contest is a reader’s choice award, judged by readers of romantic fiction.

Eligibility: This is an all-electronic contest. Entries must be received by January 5, 2012. All works must have an original publication date between January 1 and December 31, 2011. Re-released works with an original publication date before January 1, 2011, are
not eligible.

Entry fee: $20 for Gulf Coast RWA members, $25 for all others

Prizes: Winners from each category will be included in an RWR advertisement (featuring all the first place book covers). Winners will also receive a certificate of recognition, a starfish award from the GCCRWA, and a winning icon to place on their websites.

Finalists will be announced on February 15, 2012. The winners from each category will be named at the 2012 Silken Sands Conference. The awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Saturday, March 17, 2012.

The following categories are included in the Silken Sands Self-Published Star Contest:

Short Story (contains between 5,000 and 19,999 words)
Novella (a word count between 20,000 and 40,000)
Single Title Contemporary
Single Title Paranormal
Single Title Romantic Suspense
Single Title Historical
Single Title Inspirational
Young Adult

All entries will be scored by three judges, with the lowest score dropped. Ties will be broken with the lowest score.

If you have questions about the contest, please send an email to For complete details on the contest, please click here. And online entry form can be found here.

Posted on November 15, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Sounds like a fantastic contest – good luck to everyone who enters! 🙂

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