**2012 Melody of Love Contest**
Sponsor: Music City Romance Writers
Fee: $27.00 (PayPal accepted)
Electronic Deadline: September 5, 2012
Eligibility requirements: Manuscript itself cannot be published or contracted. Author status doesn’t matter. Email or check website for specifics.
Entry: Electronic. First chapter (up to 25 pages) of unpublished novel-length manuscript (40k+) including prologue, if applicable. See website for tips.
Judges: trained, experienced, published.
Contemporary – Libby Murphy, Entangled Publishing
Paranormal – Dana Hamilton, Harlequin Nocturne
Historical – Debra Dixon, BelleBooks
YA – Kristin Daly Rens, Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins.
Top prize for each category: $50, certificate. All finalists listed in RWR.