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The Brava Novella Contest

Brava Novella Contest

The 2007 Winners:

Kate Duffy’s Choice:
Eve Powers

Readers’ Choice:
Brit Blaise

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It’s back…

The contest that launched several successful publishing careers and brought readers hours of joy is back! Are you ready?


The Rules:

  1. 1) The 5th annual Brava Novella Contest will begin accepting entries at midnight central time on August 1, 2007 and will cease accepting entries at midnight central time on September 30, 2007.
  2. 2) All entries must be made using the online entry form (which can be accessed by the link below.) No email or snail mail entries will be accepted.
  3. 3) Entries will be 750 words (computer count/actual word count) and entrant’s choice of any scene in the novella. Entries over 750 words will be disqualified.
  4. 4) This year, for the first time, the contest will have a theme. Entries must be written to the theme of: reunited lovers.
  5. 5) All entries will be judged by established Brava authors with the top twenty finalists being judged by Kensington Editorial Director Kate Duffy. As in previous years, there will also be voting by readers with the highest voted entry being named the “Readers’ Choice.”
  6. 6) Judging will be held during the month of October. Announcement of the 20 finalists will begin November 15, 2007 and carry over a ten week period.
  7. 7) One entry per person (multiple entries is cause for disqualification.) Open to unpublished authors and those published with houses other than Kensington.

The Reward:

If your 750 word entry is selected as one of the 20 finalists, your entry will be read by Kate Duffy. Take a look at the books in the sidebar and below to see how many previous Novella Contest entrants became Kensington authors because of having their entries read by Kate.

Got Questions?

Visit the message board’s Contest Forum and post them there. The contest will be run through the message board, so get accustomed to it now!

— The contest is now closed! —


Past Brava Novella Contest Entries/Winners!

Bad Boys Ahoy!
ISBN 0-7582-1251-8
February 2006

Wicked Women on Top
ISBN 0-7582-0935-5
February 2005

Wicked Women 101
ISBN 0-7582-0828-6
January 2005

Wildest Dreams
ISBN 0-7582-0694-1
December 2003

Under Cover
ISBN 0-7582-0646-1
October 2003

Bad Boys Online
ISBN 0-7582-0593-7
September 2003

Link to the Contest!

Brava Novella Contest

Brava Novella Contest

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Past Brava Novella Contest Finalists who published with Kensington!

More coming soon…

When Good Things Happen to Bad Boys
ISBN 0-7582-0933-9
April 2006

After Hours
ISBN 0-7582-1480-4
April 2006

Jacob: The Nightwalkers
ISBN 0-8217-8065-4
December 2006

The Novella Contest was first established by the inimitable Lori Foster.

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