Southern Magic (our sister chapter) needs more judges for the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest.
There's no special training or skills required--just a love of romance. (And they want READERS, not writers, to judge, so spread the word to your friends).
Here's how it works:
You let the contest coordinator know how many books you'd like to read and in what categories. She'll mail the books to you ASAP. You read the books, score them on a scale of 1-10, and email the scores back by February 14. You get to keep the books you judge as a thank you.
It's a great way to be introduced to some new (to you) authors. (I have to admit, my mom is a judge in this contest and I get to read the books when it's all over. I've found some really great authors this way. Mom, have you signed up yet?)
So if you love romance and want to judge, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know your name, snail and e -mail addresses, the number of books you'd be willing to read, and the categories you prefer. She can also answer any questions you might have.
Short Contemporary (Under 70,000 Words)
Long Contemporary (Over 70,000 Words)
Contemporary Single Title
Single Title Romantic Suspense
Series Romantic Suspense
Paranormal/Fantasy/ Futuristic/Time Travel
Young Adult (Teen)
Be sure to tell Jennifer that we sent you!