The 2021 FWCW Contest (formerly the TARA Contest) is proud to announce the placements of last year’s finalists!

INSPIRATIONAL – Editor, Dina Davis of Harlequin

WINNER: Through Trials Come by Ann Brodeur (full submission requested)

2ND PLACE: 2033: Ancestor Resurrection by Deborah DeHaemer

3RD PLACE: Behind the Mask by Janette Johnson Melson

MAINSTREAM – Editor, Melanie Billings of The Wild Rose Press

WINNER:  Indian Storm by AG Jerome

2ND PLACE: Past Preserve Us by Carol Nickles

3RD PLACE:  Masquerade by Jennifer Raines

SUSPENSE/THRILLER/MYSTERY – Editor, Brenda Chin, Independent editor

WINNER: Missed Cue by Lynn Slaughter

2ND PLACE: Crossing the Line by AG Meiers

3RD PLACE: Priestess by Kelly Larivee

4TH PLACE: Mae Arnold – Rebellion Spy by Dan Sharp

WOMEN’S FICTION – Editor, Kaycee John of The Wild Rose Press

WINNER: A Duke’s Place by Kelly Larivee

2ND PLACE: The Puca’s Last Gallop by Mary-Teresa Heath

3RD PLACE: Meant To Be by Mary Reilly

Congratulations to all the finalists and good luck in your writing career!

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 organization is open to all fiction novel writers. Come and join us!

Please keep checking this website for information about our next contest.

FWCW will offer the same great feedback and obtain acquiring editors as final judges.