Important Dates


Important Dates*


December 1, 2017: The contest will open for entries at 12:01 am EST.


February 1, 2018: Entries must be received in their entirety by 11:59 pm EST.


First week of February: Entries sent to preliminary round judges.


March 05, 2018: – Preliminary round judging deadline.


March 12, 2018: Deadline for discrepancy judging.


Mid-March: Category finalists notified and given ONE WEEK to make revisions.


Late March: Category finalists’ entries sent to agents and editors.


Late April: Deadline for agents and editors.


May 1, 2018: Finalist Round winners announced in each category. The first-place entry in each category is sent to Joanna MacKenzie, Nelson Literary agency for the Gold Ticket Round.


June 6, 2018: Gold Ticket results for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall winners are announced. The first-place winner’s entry is forwarded to the 2018 Mentor. The second place winner’s entry is forwarded to a Published Author for a critique as is the third place winner’s entry.


Note: Toronto Romance Writers reserves the right to adjust judging deadlines and results announcements.



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