The Maggies

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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.

 2017 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 2016 and you must be able to provide three bound, print copies.

Published Maggie Contest open NOW!

Deadline: April 9, 2017

Published Maggie Rules

Maggie Scoring Sheet (Judges Only)

Published Maggie entry form

Digital files accepted! See rules for details

Note: If you don’t receive the auto-generated submission instructions immediately after paying by Paypal, email: MaggieChair@gmail.com and she’ll send them to you.

2017 Unpublished Maggie Awards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either traditional or self-published, with a book out of more than 40,000 words or more, you are ineligible for the Unpublished Maggies.

Unpublished Maggie Contest is NOW OPEN!
Deadline: April 30, 2017 – 10 PM Eastern
Unpublished Maggie Rules
Unpublished Maggie Finalist Judges
Unpublished Maggie Entry Form

Note: If you don’t receive the auto-generated submission instructions immediately after paying by Paypal, email: MaggieChair@gmail.com and she’ll send them to you.

Final Round Judges for Unpublished Maggies

(Subject to change)

Contemporary Single Title Romance

Stephanie Doig

Assistant Editor, Carina Press/Harlequin

 

Category/Short Romance

Cindy Davis

Editor, Wild Rose Press

 

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

Raela Schoenherr

Acquisitions Editor – Bethany House Publishers

 

Historical Romance

Michele Bidelspach

Senior Editor, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group

 

Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Mary Altman

Editor, Sourcebooks

 

Young Adult Romance

Kate Brauning

Senior Editor, Entangled Publishing

 

 Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance

Amy Stapp

Editor, Tor Teen/Forge Books

 

Romantic Suspense

Cheryl Yeko

Senior Acquisitions Editor, Soul Mate Publishing