Fees: First Entry Fee: $25 Beau Monde members $30 non-Beau Monde members The Fee for Subsequent Entries for both Members and Non-Members is $20.00
Finalists an Prizes: There will be six overall finalists The finalist in First Place will receive $100 5 Remaining Finalists will receive $25 and will not be ranked
Categories: All entries must have at least partial Regency (Late Georgian) setting, broadly defined: within the United Kingdom between 1780 and 1840.
Categories to be used for First Round Judging Preferences: Regency Historical (longer Regency or Mainstream Regency-set) Hot & Wild Regency(Very sensual to Erotic Regency, Paranormal, Time Travel, other similar Regency) Sweet & Mild Regency (Traditional, Inspirational, Young Adult or other without explicit sex) First Round Judges:Three judges, at least one published in Regency Romance. Lowest score will be dropped.
Final Round Judges: Agents: Stephany Evans, Fine Print Literary Louise Fury, L Perkins Agency Pam Hopkins, Hopkins Literary Associates Editors: Lauren Plude, Hachette Book Group Angela Polidoro, Random House Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks Eligibility:Not published by RWA-PAN standards in the last five years. Entry: Beginning of manuscript: maximum 7000 words (COMPUTER WORD COUNT) in the text of manuscript. NO SYNOPSIS. Please note we are looking for openings that would normally be about 1 to 2 chapters long, with or without prologue. Please double space with 12 point Courier or Times New Roman font and use 1" margins. Entries must be electronic only. No paper entries.
Entry forms and specific instructions will be available on February 1, 2012
OPENS February 1, 2012
DEADLINE Midnight PST, April 6, 2012
FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT Finalists will be announced on or before May 25, 2012
Winners will be announced July 2012 at the 2012 Beau Monde Soiree