Monday, November 24, 2008

The Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED AUTHORS THE DAPHNE IS LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AWAY!!!

The 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense is going ELECTRONIC for the Unpublished contest and will adhere to the same format as in the past for the Published side. Unpublished Authors, is your entry ready? (15 pages/5000 words with a one page/675 word unjudged synopsis). Four first-round judges, the lowest score dropped for a built-in discrepancy. Published Authors, is your 2008 copyrighted book ready to go up against the best mystery and romantic suspense authors in the business? If so, circle January 15, 2009 on your calendar. Deadline is March 16, 2009. Check out www.rwamysterysuspense.org Questions to: Donnell Ann Bell at bellson@comcast.net

Check out our 2009 Slate of Final Round Judges:

Categories & Final Round Judges

CATEGORY (SERIES) ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Allison Lyons, Harlequin Intrigue & Kevan Lyon Sandra Dykstra Literary Agency

HISTORICAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

May Chen, Harper Collins/Avon & Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency

INSPIRATIONAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Susan Downs, Barbour Publishing & Joyce Hart, Hartline Literary Agency

PARANORMAL (PTTF) ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Cindy Hwang, Berkley Publishing, Cherry Weiner, Cherry Weiner Literary Agency

SINGLE TITLE ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Abby Zidle, Pocket Books & Kimberly Whalen, Trident Media Group

MAINSTREAM MYSTERY/SUSPENSE (Romance Optional)

Rose Hilliard, St. Martin’s Press & Holly Root, Waxman Literary Agency

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