If you are an unpublished romance writer and have a full manuscript (novel of at least 40K words) completed, RWA's Golden Heart contest is the place to showcase your work, in case you didn't know. If you happen to final or win, you can bet an offer for a publishing contract will follow. And depending on your sub genre, it will probably be from one of the biggies like Harlequin, who are always searching for the latest crop of new writers. Placing in this contest is proof positive that you can actually write, for them and for yourself. Deadline isn't until November, so to all aspiring romance writers--get that novel polished and submit it! Kaye
See RWA link below.