Emerald City Opener Contest


October 17-19, 2014

Westin Hotel, Bellevue, WA

Emerald City Opener Contest


Submissions are now closed for the 2014 contest.

Opens: April 1, 2014

Deadline: May 31, 2014

Fee: $12 for GSRWA members, $20 for nonmembers. Checks or Paypal accepted.

Eligibility: Unpublished writers or writers who are unpublished in the past 5 years in the category they wish to enter

Entry: Your novel’s opening hook – The Opener – is what attracts an editor or agent. Polish the first seven pages of your manuscript and enter the Emerald City Opener Contest, sponsored by the Greater Seattle Chapter of RWA.

Categories: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult, New Adult (new this year!)

First Round Judges: PROs & published authors.

Final Round Judges: Agents & Editors attending the Emerald City Writers’ Conference October 17-19, 2014

Finalists receive a private pitch with their editor or agent of choice if attending the Emerald City Writers’ Conference on October 17-19, 2014. Finalists receive a certificate and an Amazon gift card ($20 – First place, $15 – Second place, $10 – Third place).

View the Official Rules and the Score Sheet for further information.