Opportunity for Ontario Romance Writers!

Harbourfront Centre is seeking submissions for First Chapter Second Chance Romance Writing Competition. In partnership with Toronto International Festival of Authors & Harlequin Books.


Harbourfront Centre, in partnership with the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) and Harlequin Books, is accepting the beginning of the first chapter (1,000-word max) of Second Chance Romance novels submitted by Ontario residents and aspiring writers. Experienced writers are welcome to submit samples of new, unpublished work for consideration. Must be 18+ to enter.

The competition finalists will be determined during a free public ceremony on Monday, July 15 at 7:30pm and cash prizes (up to $1500!) will be awarded to the top three winners + up to three honourable mentions. The author of the first place entry will also land a meeting with an editor at the Harlequin Books offices in Toronto! 

For full competition details / to submit your First Chapter visit: https://form.jotform.com/91225213647251

You’re invited to our public Award Ceremony!
• Date: Monday, July 15th
• Time: 7:30pm
• Location: Studio Theatre at Harbourbront Centre (235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8)
• Details: In addition to our cash prizes being presented, attendees will be treated to excerpts from entries read live on stage as well as a talk presented by an editor from Harlequin Books. 
• Tickets: FREE

Part of: BRAVE: Secret Lives, Second Chances 

http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/brave/