Contest: Launching A Star 2012

Submit First Fifteen Pages of Your Romance


Spacecoast Authors of Romance, Chapter 187 of Romance Writers of America, is holding a writing contest. I entered a manuscript in this contest in 2011 and received excellent, useful feedback from their judges.

Historical, General Paranormal, Series Contemporary, Single Title (Contemporaries, Women’s Fiction, Romantic Element, Erotic, etc.), Futuristic/Fantasy (urban fantasy, time/dimensional travel, sci fi), Young Adult, Romantic Suspense(ST), Inspirational(ST).

Important Dates:

  • September 15, 2012 – Submission deadline
  • November 12, 2012 – Notification for 1st-round finalists
  • Mid-December – Winners notified

For more information, including rules and submission guidelines, visit the Spacecoast Authors of Romance web site.

“Star” Photo – Copyright 2012 Elinor Mills, all rights reserved. Used with permission.


12 thoughts on “Contest: Launching A Star 2012

  1. I entered this contest in 2010, won the contemporary series category, got requests for the full manuscript from both the editor and the agent. I sold that book within six weeks and it was my first publication…Texas Two Step.

    I got wonderful comments and advice from the first round judges and the editor and agent judges.

    This contest has a history of producing published authors!

    I strong recommend it.

  2. Celia,

    Thanks so much for promoting the Launching A Star contest. As you know, we’re painfully low on entries this year. And while that might cause my RWA chapter some headaches, it opens a wonderful door of opportunity to the people who enter–a better chance at getting your manuscript in front of acquiring editors and agents!

  3. I won the single title in 2011 and it was a wonderful experience! It was my first try at contemporary romance, and I was very enrvous to see the feedback. Everyone was helpful and the organizers were upbeat- love that!! I sold to Love Inspired a few months later and I know the feedback helped me polish that manuscript!

  4. HI Virginia, Congratulation on your contest win and sale. I agree about the great feedback and the helpful organizers. I’ll add that I especially liked the personal touch of calling the finalists. It was the best voice mail message I’ve ever received (I finaled in 2011 under another name). 🙂

  5. It’s so exciting to discover how well writers have done after they’re a finalist in STAR’s Launching A Star contest. Thank you for promoting the contest. We’re still low in entries compared to previous years, especially in the Inspirational category. So it’s a terrific time to enter!

  6. It’s encouraging to read all of the positive comments about this contest. This year was my second attempt, and I’m thrilled (and proud!) to be a finalist in my category. The judges’ comments so far have been very helpful.

    I am so inspired by the success of all of you previous finalists and winners! Your words have given me hope that this crazy dream of mine might actually be possible after all.

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