The Maggie Award for Excellence has been given out by Georgia Romance Writers for over three decades. It is a highly respected award in the writing community.
Maggie Scoring Sheet (Judges Only)
2016 Published Maggie Awards
Have your book judged by three booksellers and/or librarians. Tons of books pass through their hands and they know their stuff.
Traditional and Independent published authors are welcome. Your book must have a publication date of 2015 and you must be able to provide three bound, print copies.
Published Maggie Contest is NOW OPEN!
2016 Unpublished Maggie Awards
Have the first few chapters and synopsis of your manuscript judged and critiqued by three published authors. The Finalists – top five – of each category will be sent out to an editor for final judgment.
NOTE: If you are a published author, either traditional or self-published, with a book out of more than 40,000 words or more, you are ineligible for the Unpublished Maggies.
Final Round Judges for Unpublished Maggies
(Subject to change)
Contemporary Single Title Romance
Editorial Director, Carina Press/Harlequin
Associate Editor, Harlequin
Sarah Mason Rische
Senior Editor – Fiction, Tyndale House Publishers
Editorial Assistant, William Morrow/Avon
Executive Editor, Samhain Publishing
Young Adult Romance
Editorial Assistant, St. Martin’s Press
Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
Senior Editor, Harlequin
Senior Editor, Samhain Publishing