The Maggies

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2014 Maggie Finalists Announced!

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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.

2014 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 welcomed alike. Your book must have a publication date of 2013 and you must be able to provide four bound, print copies.

Published Maggie Contest is NOW CLOSED!

Deadline: May 8, 2014

Published Maggie Rules

Published Maggie Entry Form

2014 Unpublished Maggie Awards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either traditional or self-published, with a book out of more than 40,000 words or more, you are ineligible for the Unpublished Maggies.

Unpublished Maggies now CLOSED!
Deadline:  June 10, 2014 by 10 p.m. (EDT)

Unpublished Maggie Rules

Unpublished Maggie Entry Form

Sample Score Sheet for Unpublished Maggie

Categories and Final Round Judges for Unpublished Maggies


Single Title Romance

Esi Sogah

Senior Editor, Kensington Publishing

Contemporary Series Romance

Megan Long

Associate Editor, Harlequin Superromance

Inspirational Romance

Raela Schoenherr

Editor, Bethany House

Historical Romance

Katherine Pelz

Assistant Editor, Berkley

Paranormal Romance

Lauren McKenna

Executive Editor of Galley/Pocket

Editorial Director Pocket Star

Young Adult

Holly Ingraham

Associate Editor, St. Martin’s

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Ellen Edwards

Executive Editor, NAL/Penguin

Erotic Romance

Kelli Collins

Senior Content Editor, Ellora’s Cave