CRW Award of Excellence


Colorado Romance Writers is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 Award of Excellence Contest for Published Writers. We are excited for the contest this year, offering 11 categories including our newest, Young Adult, New Adult, and Novellas. We have some great judges this year, including published authors and members of reading groups.

New for 2015 is our CRW Excellence Award, presented to the CRW member whose entry receives the highest overall score out of all CRW member entries, regardless of original category entered.

Don’t miss this great chance to get your work in front of some new and influential readers!

Books published in 2014 are eligible to enter in one of the following 11 categories:

· Contemporary Series

· Contemporary Single Title

· Romantic Suspense

· Historical

· Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy/Futuristic – P/TT/F/F

· Inspirational

· Young Adult w/Romantic Elements

· New Adult

· Mainstream w/Romantic Elements

· Erotic Romance/Spicy

· Novella

The entry fee is $20.00.

The entry deadline is March 2, 2015.

For details and entry forms, see our website at:

For more information, email:

* aoecoordinator1 for authors with Contemporary Series, Young Adult w/Romantic Elements and New Adult entries.

* aoecoordinator2 for authors with Paranormal-P/TT/F/F, Inspirational, Mainstream w/Romantic Elements, and Erotic Romance entries.

* aoecoordinator3 for authors with Contemporary Single Title, Romantic Suspense, Historical, and Novella entries.

Notes: eBooks and official .pdf files of eBooks released by the publisher that contain an official copyright page within the digital work for eBooks not available in print are eligible. Judges include romance readers, booksellers, and unpublished/published authors. Finalists receive an official Award of Excellence finalist graphic. Winners receive the coveted gold heart Award of Excellence trophy and letter of congratulations.


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