About Our Annual Contest

The 2020 Contest is now closed

Our contest accepts manuscripts not yet published in any format from unpublished and published authors. The author does not have to be a member of Florida West Coast Writers or any other organization.  The Contest is one of few which offer invaluable feedback from two trained judges who comment in the body of the manuscript and complete a detailed score sheet. Our final round judges are actively acquiring editors who receive the top three scores in each category.

Check this website often for information about next year’s contest. 

Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA) is no longer a chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA) We are now the Florida West Coast Writers, Inc. Our non-profit corporation is open to all fiction novel writers. The FWCW contest will offer the same great feedback and obtain acquiring editors as final judges.