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    How to Enter the RITA

    The 2015 RITA Contest has reached the 2,000 maximum paid entries.  The contest is closed to entries. 

    If you would like to add your entry to a wait list, please download, complete and return this entry form.  Entry forms will be date and time stamped upon receipt.  There is no guarantee of entry, credit cards will not be processed unless an entry can be entered in the contest.  A wait listed entry form will be processed in the event that an entry is removed from the contest. 

     

    The purpose of the RITA Contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published novels and novellas.

    The RITA Contest is open to members of RWA as well as non-members, but priority will be given to members. Any lapse in membership during the course of the contest by the entrant or collaborator (from the time of entry until the winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony) shall result in the entrant being required to renew within 10 days of notification or pay the higher non-member entry fee.

    All entrants are required to judge the preliminary round. 

    The entry fee for RWA members is $50 per entry; the entry fee for non-members is $170 per entry.  

    Books must be received by RWA at 14615 Benfer Road, Houston, Texas 77069 no later than 5 p.m. CT, Jan. 2, 2015. Entrants who fail to meet this deadline will be disqualified, and the entry fee will be forfeited. Authors whose books are received at RWA's office by December 15, 2014 will be eligible to win an iPad Mini or a complimentary conference registration (entrant's choice).

    Contest rules, in their entirety, are located here: http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=531

    Printable Entry Form For Members and Non-Members who would like to be added to the waiting list.

    http://www.rwa.org/d/do/9686

    The printed form may be mailed, faxed or scanned and e-mailed to the RWA office. 
    Mailing address: 14615 Benfer Rd, Houston, Texas 77069 USA
    Fax number: (832) 717-5201
    E-mail address: contests@rwa.org