The Unpublished Beacon IS OPEN until August 31, 2014.
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT!
Contest runs August 1-31, 2014 and is limited to the first 125 entries received. The deadline will NOT be extended except in situations of man-made or natural disasters. Open to all authors of romantic fiction. Published authors are eligible to enter any category in which they have not been contracted and/or published in book length fiction (40,000 words and over) in the last 3 years. (Self-published authors are considered published.) Finalists announced by October 15th. (All finalists will have an opportunity revise their entries before the final round.) Winners announced by December 15th. First place in each category receives a Beacon Lapel Pin. All finalists and winners receive a certificate, and of course – BRAGGING RIGHTS!
THERE IS ONE EDITOR AND ONE AGENT FOR EACH ENTRY IN THE FINAL ROUND!!!
- Category Length Romance Agent: Laurie McLean–Foreward Literary Agency Editor: Allison Lyons–Harlequin
- Contemporary Romance Agent: Rebecca Strauss–De Fiore & Co. Literary Agency Editor: Elizabeth Poteet–St. Martin’s Press
- Erotic Romance Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan–Sandford J. Greenburger & Associates Editor: Leis Pederson–Penguin Random House
- Historical Romance Agent: Beth Miller–Writers House Literary Agency Editor: Madeleine Colavita–Grand Central Publishing
- Inspirational Romance Agent: Melissa Jeglinski–The Knight Agency Editor: Shana Asaro–Harlequin Love Inspired
- Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic Romance Agent: Marisa Corsiviero–Cosiverio LIterary Agency Editor: Candace Havens–Entangled Publishing
- Romantic Elements Agent: Nalini Akolekar–Spencerhill Associates Editor: Char Chaffin–Soulmate Publishing
- Romantic Suspense Agent: Andrea Somberg–Harvey Klinger Agency Editor: Chesley Emmelhainz–Harper Collins
- Young Adult Romance Agent: Michelle Grajkowski–3Seas Literary Agency Editor: Rebecca Kilman–Razorbill/Penguin Group