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Call for Submissions Announced: WANL’s 2021 Romance Writing Contest!

January 15

💘 “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” 💘

This year, the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador is presenting a virtual, socially distanced event to celebrate all the best parts of getting close to one another… really close.

Our 2021 romance writing contest is open to all WANL Members – established, published authors and emerging writers and poets of all genres.
We wanna know what love is… and we want you to show us!

Make us swoon, sigh, and maybe even blush by floating us down a tunnel of love or strapping us into the love rollercoaster!

How to enter the 2021 Valentine’s Day Writing Contest:

1) Write an original romantic scene
(excerpts from previously written or published works are OK too!)

2) Record yourself reading your original piece.
Please introduce yourself and the title of your piece.

3) Submit your recording to WANL staff.
Staff will forward your submissions to a panel of qualified judges.

Please note: Contestants are responsible for recording and submitting their own readings. Readings should be approximately 7-10 minutes each, with a minimum of 7 minutes. Videos should be recorded in a well-lit and quiet environment, at the highest resolution possible, in landscape mode (horizontally).  Please submit your video in mp4 format.

Send your steamy or sweet submissions to using the subject line “WANL Valentines Day Submission.”

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 3 at 5 p.m.

Writers of the top selected submissions will not only take home the coveted first, second, and third place titles – we also have some amazing prizes from wonderful local businesses!

 Contest judges and full prize list to be announced.
Stay tuned for more information on this event and the amazing prizes!

Show us how you love, WANL Members!

Times and Locations

January 15, 2021

1:00 pm