Unpublished Maggie Contest

The purpose of the Unpublished Maggie Award for Excellence Published is to encourage, recognize, and reward the mastery of romance writing by unpublished authors of romantic fiction. The Maggie Award is a symbol of achievement given by the Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) to bring special attention to these writers. The Maggie, a silver medallion commissioned by GRW, receives national attention. Manuscripts will be scored by agents and editors in the publishing industry. The names and categories of Maggie recipients and finalists will appear in the Romance Writers Report.

Category Descriptions

Contest Rules

Entry Form

Sign up to judge the Unpublished Maggies (published authors only)

2019 Final Round Judges for Unpublished Maggies


(Subject to change)

Contemporary Romance
Alycia Tornetta
Editorial Director, Entangled

Contemporary Romance: Short
Vic Britton
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Harlequin (UK)

Historical Romance
Char Chaffin
Editor, Soul Mate

Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance

Paranormal Romance
Amanda Barnette
Senior Editor, Wildrose Press

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

Romantic Suspense
Sinclair Sawhney
Acquisitions Editor, Tule

Young Adult / New Adult Romance