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The Golden Heart contest seeks to showcase the next great generation of romance writers by recognizing outstanding manuscripts from never-before-published Romance Writers of America members.

So polish off your WIPs and submit your completed manuscripts!


Contest Rules

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Contest Judging

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Contest Deadlines

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Current Winners

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Contest Entry

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Past Winners

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