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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