Open to all Romance Writers of America members who are unpublished in book-length fiction, the deadline for the Yosemite Romance Writers’ annual Smooch Contest is 5:00 p.m. PST, January 1, 2013. Entrants submit a “first kiss” scene of eight pages or less, double spaced, from an unpublished work in progress in any romance genre. The price of entry is $25.00 ($15.00 for YRW chapter members). The Grand Prize Winner will receive the 2013 Smooch trophy and $50.00. Second and third place receive certificates and a prize. To learn more about entry requirements, the judging process and the contest in general, see the YRW Smooch Page.
If you have not entered a writing contest before, let your first kiss be your first time. The page limit, low entry fee, and fun topic make this a delightful and accessible contest. The YRW chapter is a great group and feedback to contestants in past contests has been very good. So polish up that first-kiss scene and give it shot.