?STAR Crossed Covers? Contest 2016

Presented by SpacecoasT Authors of Romance

Chapter 187 of Romance Writers of America


  2. Determine which category best fits your book. Categories include: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Paraormal/Urban Fantasy Romance, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance and Young Adult Romance. Each book may be entered in only one category. You may enter as many of your books as you like, but each entry will require a separate entry form and fee. This contest is open to AUTHORS ONLY, and you may only enter your own book?s cover and blurb combination.
  3. Electronic entries only. Fill out the entry form on the contest page and pay your $15 entry fee via PayPal. Please make sure to copy?your Pay Pal Transaction ID number to include in the entry form.
  4. Include the cover link and 75 word blurb on the contest entry form. This form must be sent to the Category Coordinator in a single email. Please add your name to the file heading. Email addresses for the coordinators are posted below these rules. Note:the cover entered should have a direct link to an online retailer to be linked to Pinterest.
  5. Entries must be received by July 31, 2016. Winners will be notified and announced by October 15, 2016. First, second and third place will be awarded in each category.

NO SEXUALLY-EXPLICIT IMAGES OR GRAPHIC NUDITY WILL BE ACCEPTED. We reserve the right to refuse any contestant?s entry based on these grounds. In this case, the contestant?s entry fee will be refunded.


Coordinators will send out received-entry confirmations. If you do not receive this confirmation within forty-eight (48) hours of entry, please contact the Coordinator immediately.

Each category will be judged by a minimum of three (3) judges. They will judge entries according to what attracts their attention and what would make them buy the book. The winner(s) will be those drawing the largest number of judges? votes in their category. In the case of a tie, entries will be judged by a pool of discretionary judges to arrive at the top three in each category. This will be overseen by the Contest Chair.

If you have a question, you may email the category coordinator for your entry. Category Coordinators are:

Contemporary Romance: JoMarie DeGioia, starcrossedcontemprom@gmail.com

Historical Romance: Sue Kellett, starcrossedhistrom@gmail.com

Young Adult: Alethea Kontis, starcrossedya@gmail.com

Romantic Suspense: Sharon Calvin, starcrossedromsus@gmail.com

Fantasy/Futuristic/Paranormal Romance: Barb Kroon, starcrossedffp@gmail.com

Erotic Romance: Lynn Shook, starcrossederoticrom@gmail.com

Thank you for entering our contest!

STARcrossed Cover Contest Coordinator:? Larissa Emerald,?contest@floridastarwriters.com