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WANL’s Annual Valentine’s Day Contest Readings + Winner Announcements!

February 12, 2021 at 7 p.m.

💘Only Love Can Break Your Heart💘

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

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

You made us swoon, sigh, and even blush, floating us down a tunnel of love and strapping us into the love rollercoaster!

Applicants were asked to:

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.

This year’s judges were:

• Debbie Robbins:
Internationally bestselling author of the award-winning Highland Chiefs series

• Candace Osmond:
Award-winning screenwriter and #1 International & USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Kingdom of Sand & Stars Series, Dark Tides Series, and A Touch of Darkness Series

• Kate Sparkes
USA Today bestselling author of Bound Trilogy and Into Elurien

This year’s prizes, made possible by ArtsNL’s “Art in the Time of Covid” Fund:

🥇 1st place: $300 🥇
🥈 2nd place: $200 🥈
🥉 3rd place: $100 🥉
Honourable mentions for 4th and 5th place: $50 each

Times and Locations

February 12, 2021

7:00 pm