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>It’s time for National Reader’s Choice Awards here at Oklahoma Romance Writer’s of America.
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NATIONAL READERS CHOICE AWARDS
Sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America
18 Years of Excellence in Writing Competition as Judge by Readers
What is the NRCA?
One of the most prestigious awards for authors of romance novels is the National Readers’ Choice Awards (NRCA), a nationally acclaimed contest created and administered by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America (OKRWA). Since the contest’s inception in 1991, authors and publishers have recognized the importance of this award because of, what was then, a unique feature: the judges of the National Readers’ Choice Awards are not writers of romance, nor are they in any way involved in the production of romance novels; the judges of the NRCA are the READERS of romance novels. First held in 1991, the NRCA had 6 categories and 170 entries. Since then, the contest has grown to include 12 categories, more than 400 entries, and Reader/Judges from all 50 states.
How Does the NRCA Work?
WHO CAN ENTER? Anyone–author, publisher, editor, agent, and, of course, readers–can enter her favorite books. The online entry form and all other contest information is available at http://www.okrwa.com/nrca.htm
Each title must be available for sale sometime during the contest year and each must have either a copyright date or a “First US Printing” date of the contest year shown on its copyright page.
Each title is read and scored by four judges who have signed up to read books from their favorite categories. The NRCA has Reader/Judges come from every state in the US. We find our Reader/Judges mostly by word of mouth. They apply via the online registration form at the NRCA site.
Although other contests have arisen over the years which are also Reader-based, none have attained the same level of national recognition achieved by the NRCA. Publisher of romance novels and the winning authors consider the honor of this award to be so important that they have used the NRCA logo on book covers to promote winning novels.
Deadline for entry is December 1, 2009. Books must be received by the category chair by January 15, 2010. Finalists will be notified in May, 2010 and winners will be announced at RWA Nationals in Nashville, in June, 2010.
All romance authors are eligible to enter. An electronic book will be accepted as an entry if it is submitted in either perfect bound or spiral bound, galley-printed book form with an ISBN (no 3-ring binders) and evidence of copyright date of 2009 is provided.
Everybody has the same chance to win!!!