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!
Maggie Scoring Sheet (Judges Only)
2017 Unpublished Maggie Awards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either traditional or self-published, with a book out of more than 40,000 words or more, you are ineligible for the Unpublished Maggies.
Final Round Judges for Unpublished Maggies
(Subject to change)
Contemporary Single Title Romance
Assistant Editor, Carina Press/Harlequin
Editor, Wild Rose Press
Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements
Acquisitions Editor – Bethany House Publishers
Senior Editor, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group
Young Adult Romance
Senior Editor, Entangled Publishing
Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance
Editor, Tor Teen/Forge Books
Senior Acquisitions Editor, Soul Mate Publishing