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!

Published Maggie Rules

Maggie Scoring Sheet (Judges Only)

Published Maggie entry form

2017 Unpublished Maggie Awards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either traditional or self-published, with a book out of more than 40,000 words or more, you are ineligible for the Unpublished Maggies.

Unpublished Maggie Contest is NOW OPEN!
Unpublished Maggie Rules
Unpublished Maggie Finalist Judges
Unpublished Maggie Entry Form


Final Round Judges for Unpublished Maggies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