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The Golden Claddagh is low on entries, especially for Paranormal and Young Adult. If you want to get your work before the experienced eyes of an Agent and you need to take your writing career to the next level, think of the Golden Claddagh as your perfect starting point. We have a stellar list of editors and agents and now is the time to make that bold move into your successful future.

http://www.celtichearts.org/golden-claddagh-2015-contest/

Historical
Bethany Blair – Penguin – editor
Beth Miller – Writers House – agent
Tricia Skinner – Fuse Literary – agent

Contemporary
Nicole Fischer – Harper Collins – editor
Julie Mianecki – Penguin – editor
Saritza Hernandez – Corvisiero agency – agent

FF&P
Angela James – Carina – editor
Margaret Bail – Inklings literary – agent
Amanda Leuck – Spencer Hill Associates – agent

Young Adult/New Adult
Lydia Sharp – Entangled – editor
Aubrey Poole – Sourcebooks – editor
Nicole Resciniti – The Seymour agency – agent

CONTEST IS OPEN!
Enter Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Chapter contest – The Golden Claddagh!
We have four categories for unpublished authors and published authors with unpublished manuscripts.
* Historical
* Fantasy-Futuristic-Paranormal
* Contemporary (New Adult themes allowed)
* Young Adult
Our contest due date is November 1st. Finalists will be notified by December 11th and winners notified by January 15th 2016
Entry fee: $10.00 CHRW members and $15.00 non-CHRWA members.

Eligibility
Manuscripts must be unpublished and un-contracted in any form, including self-publishing. The manuscript rights must belong to the author and be available to contract, should a final judge wish to offer publication.
The GC entry must be a full-length novel (more than 40K). Novellas or Short stories will not be accepted.
Manuscripts must be completed by the time results are returned. Entrant must retain all rights to the entry and not have granted any of them to a publisher or any other party by the contest entry deadline.
If your manuscript is accepted for publication during the time of our contest (dates will be specified) you must notify the contest coordinator; your submission(s) will be withdrawn from consideration and your entry fee(s) returned.
Please Note:
Previously entered manuscripts may be entered again, but no previous winning manuscript shall be re-entered, even if revised.
You may submit multiple entries so long as you pay an entry fee and submit a completed entry form for each submission.
You may not enter the same manuscript in more than one category.
CHRW reserves the right to discard all electronic entries and return fees if a minimum number of three (3) entries are not received in any category.
Entrants will be contacted before the entries are returned and given the option to place their entry in another category if it is eligible. We may also refuse an entry that does not follow the rules stated here in the guidelines.
All Payments are Electronic through PayPal. The easy link is here:

Member Entry $10.00

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Non-Member Entry $15.00

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If you wish to go directly to PayPal, please use Paypal address: treasurer@celtichearts.org
All entries will be read and scored for the first round by three trained judges, and the lowest score dropped. The three entries with the highest total scores in each category will move to the final round. An editor/agent will judge the final round and select a winner from the finalists in each category.
Categories:
Future, Fantasy & Paranormal: Romance novel where the main focus is on the romantic relationship, but the future, fantasy or paranormal elements are integral to the story (includes time-travel).
Contemporary: Includes, single title, New Adult, long and short romantic fiction with a contemporary setting primarily after 1945. The main focus is the romantic relationship between the hero and heroine.
Historical: Romance novel set primarily before 1945 — any location. Please specify your time period and setting in your entry.
Young Adult:  Romance novels in which young adult themes constitute an integral part of the plot. *Romance subplot not required*
Entries
Entry Composition: No Synopsis required! Your entry must have the following:
An email “cover page” which includes the author’s real name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, submission title, category, manuscript word count and PayPal confirmation # should be submitted in text of the e-mail. Do not include the cover page in the same attachment as your manuscript.
The beginning of your manuscript, including prologue, cannot exceed thirty (30) pages. Standard manuscript format must be followed:
1 inch margins
Double spaced in a standard font (Times or Courier) and size 12-point.
The TITLE of the manuscript, the category, and any subcategory should be placed on the top left hand side of the entry. The PAGE NUMBER should be on the top right side of the entry.
We will not accept entries that have colored, or designer fonts. DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THE MANUSCRIPT.
Manuscript must be in a .doc or .rtf file format.
SUBMIT ENTRIES TO:
Contemporary – contempcat@celtichearts.org
FFP –  ffpcat@celtichearts.org
Historical – historicalcat@celtichearts.org
Young Adult – yacat@celtichearts.org
Final Round Judges:
Historical
Bethany Blair – Penguin – editor
Beth Miller – Writers House – agent
Tricia Skinner – Fuse Literary – agent
Contemporary
Nicole Fischer – Harper Collins – editor
Julie Mianecki – Penguin – editor
Saritza Hernandez – Corvisiero agency – agent
FF&P
Angela James – Carina – editor
Margaret Bail – Inklings literary – agent
Amanda Leuck – Spencer Hill Associates – agent
Young Adult/New Adult
Lydia Sharp – Entangled – editor
Aubrey Poole – Sourcebooks – editor
Nicole Resciniti – The Seymour agency – agent
Awards
The FIRST PLACE winners in each category will receive a $50 dollar cash prize and a commemorative pin.
The SECOND and THIRD PLACE winners in each category will receive free workshops through Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
Questions
For questions, please contact the contest chair, Lizzie Walker at: contests@celtichearts.org

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