Entries must be a romance (with a HEA ending) related to a wedding. Stories may be of any heat level above sweet, not including erotica. (see List of Heat Levels.) The reader level is adult.
Manuscripts MUST NOT CONTAIN: pedophilia, rape, incest, necrophilia, bestiality, or racial intolerance presented in a positive light or as titillation.
All sex must be consensual, and any characters that are portrayed having sex must be at least 18-years-old.
Once submitted, entries may not be changed.
The deadline date for entries is midnight EST, June 1, 2024.
Stories must contain text only.
Story files must be the story only (plus copyright and title pages.)
For the story to be published, the author must sign and return the contract form by July 15, 2024.
Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on any website, blog or online forum, broadcast, have won or been placed in any other competition.
Entries must be within the word limits
Entries must follow the format rules
Entries are judged anonymously. DO NOT include your name, address, phone number, email, website, twitter handle etc. anywhere on the document or in the file. EXCEPTION: Your name will appear on your copyright page and the title page. To preserve anonymity, we will replace your name on the copyright page with a contestant number. Your name or pen name will appear in the published version of the story both on the copyright page and in the byline.
Winners who have not signed and returned the contract by July 15, 2024, will be disqualified and replaced by the next runner up.