Monday, February 7, 2011


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Valley Forge Romance Writers
2011 THE SHEILA Contest

Deadline: All entries must be received no later than February 12, 2011, 11:59 p.m., eastern standard time
Submissions: Total of 35 pages, including synopsis (not to exceed 5 pages).
Finalists will have a week after notification to submit a revised entry for review by the final round judges. 
Judging: Entrants will receive a detailed score sheet from four qualified judges including, whenever possible, at least one published author. The lowest score will be dropped before determining the final score. The top five entries in each category will advance to the finals.

Single Title Romance – Emilia Pisani, Simon and Schuster
Historical (short or long and Regencies) – Holly Blanck, St. Martin’s Press
Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal –  Leah Hultenschmidt, SourceBooks                                         
Women's Fiction with Romantic Elements/Chick Lit – Alex Logan, Grand Central
Romantic Suspense – Leis Pederson, Berkeley
- $25 for all VFRW members / $30 for all non-VFRW members.
- For non-electronic payment methods, contact the contest chair ( before January 29, 2011, to make arrangements.  Only money orders will be accepted.
- All entry fees are non-refundable except in the case of category cancellation, as stated above. 
- If you have any questions, please email

For detailed Rules and Entry Form, visit our website:

Jeannine Standen, Contest Chair, at

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