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Midnight Sun Cover Contest 2017

The Alaska chapter of the Romance Writers of America (AKRWA) is hosting a contest!


Do you have a stellar cover that catches the eye and draws the reader in? 

The Midnight Sun Cover Contest 2017 is a chance for published authors to win some great prizes! 

Every entry will be on printed, visual display to over 150 voracious readers at the 2017 AWG Writer’s Conference who will vote for the top entries!

(And perhaps buy your books!)


WHO CAN ENTER: Any published author can enter their book cover for a romance novel, novella, or short story published prior to August 30, 2017, either electronically or in print, in the United States for the first time.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE? The deadline for submissions is midnight (Alaska Standard Time) on September 1, 2017.

JUDGING: All entries will be placed on prominent display in printed format at the Alaska Writer’s Guild (AWG) 2017 Conference, co-sponsored by AKRWA. Conference attendees and presenters (approximately 150) will select first-round entries via ballot box. Then trained judges will select the winners from the top ten entries selected at the Alaska Writer’s Guild Conference. Final judging will occur at the annual AKRWA Writing Retreat at the end of September. The winner will be announced in early October.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  This contest seeks a single, most compelling cover. In addition, Honorable Mentions will be awarded at the final judges’ discretion in the following categories: Sweetest Romance, Best Male, Best Female, Sexiest Couple, Best Historical, Most Whimsical, Best Paranormal/Sci-fi/Fantasy, Best Romantic Suspense, Best Young Adult, and Best Contemporary.

PRIZES: The Finalists and Honorable Mention covers will be published on the AKRWA website with the Grand Prize winning cover receiving prime location. The Grand Prize winner will also be announced on the Alaska Writer’s Guild website. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a 3-week NetGalley subscription (date to be determined by availability at time of announcement), a gorgeous aluminum print of their winning cover, and an electronic badge that can be placed on book covers, websites, or anywhere the winner deems appropriate.

For more details, see the contest page on AKRWA’s website at http://www.akrwa.com/contest.html.


Good luck! 😉

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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