“STAR-Crossed Covers” Contest 2017

Presented by SpacecoasT Authors of Romance

Chapter 187 of Romance Writers of America

Entry fee: $20

Our contest is unique in that judges will vote on your book’s cover and its promo blurb in combination on Pinterest. Those carefully-worded hints about the story inside have to work with a knock-out cover to grab a reader’s attention and get them to buy your book! The judges include bestselling and award-winning Romance Authors who love to read Romance, and who better to judge the effectiveness of your cover image and well-crafted blurb?

Plus once the contest is underway, you can “share” the contest and let friends view your contest entry on Pinterest.

Traditionally published and self-published books of Romance Fiction with an original published date of 2016 & 2017 (up to contest date) are welcome. Published date will be verified either from the book’s page on Amazon or another retailer, or by copyright information. Reissued books are not eligible.

Contest opens August 1, 2017. Deadline: September 1, 2017. Winners announced November 15, 2017!

First place winner receives $100 prize! Second and third place winners, will get a digital badge for their website, signature line and cover. The winning covers will also be featured on Pinterest after the contest to pin and share! Winners announced November 15, 2017

Here are the rules for entering:

  1. The contest is one mixed category. You may enter as many of your books as you like, but each entry will require a separate entry form and fee. This contest is open to AUTHORS ONLY, and you may only enter your own book’s cover and blurb combination.
  2. Electronic entries only. Fill out the entry form on the contest page at WWW.Authorsofromance.com (link here) and pay your $20 entry fee via PayPal. Please make sure to enter your pen name in the PayPal notes section with your payment if different from your legal name or PayPal account.
  3. Include the cover link and 75 word blurb on the contest entry form. This form must be sent to the Contest Coordinator in a single email. Please add your name to the file heading. Email to starcrossedcoverscontest@gmail.com . Note: the cover entered should have a direct link to an online retailer to be linked to Pinterest.

NO SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT IMAGES OR GRAPHIC NUDITY WILL BE ACCEPTED. We reserve the right to refuse any contestant’s entry based on these grounds. In this case, the contestant’s entry fee will be refunded.

You should receive confirmation of your entry within forty-eight (48) hours. If you do not receive this confirmation within forty-eight (48) hours of entry, please contact the Coordinator immediately.

  1. Entries must be received by September 1, 2017. Winners will be notified and announced by November 15, 2017. First, second and third place will be awarded .

Each entry will be judged by a minimum of three (3) judges. They will judge entries according to what attracts their attention and what would make them buy the book. The winner(s) will be those drawing the largest number of judges’ votes in their category. In the case of a tie, entries will be judged by a pool of discretionary judges to arrive at the top three in each category. This will be overseen by the Contest Chair.

Email your entry to Contest Coordinator: starcrossedcoverscontest@gmail.com

 

Thank you for entering our contest!

STAR-Crossed Cover Contest Coordinator:  Larissa Emerald, larissaemerald@gmail.com