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WritersNL’s 2024 Romance Writing Contest!

WritersNL’s 2024 Romance Writing Contest: Winner Announcement 

(February 14, 2024) – Happy Valentine’s Day, folks! WritersNL is excited to celebrate this holiday with you by announcing our 2024 Romance Writing Contest winners, and sharing their works via a special edition E-Zine via WritersNL’s website and Audiobook via WritersNL’s YouTube.

The 2024 Romance Writing Contest Winners are:

🥇 1st place: $250: 
All That Glitters by Lindsey Harrington
🥈 2nd place: $200: The Gannets of Cape St. Mary’s by Bridget Ricketts
🥉 3rd place: $150: You Are the Soft Reflection of Nature by Boyd Lundrigan
🏅 Runner Up: $50: To Jo, With Love by Elijah Janes
🏅 Runner Up: $50: Safe Harbour by Paul Whittle

The 2024 contest was juried by 2023 Romance Writing Contest winners, Tracy Kreuzburg, B.A. LeFrançois, and Willem Peters – Thank you to our jury!

Read the 2024 Romance Writing Contest Winners below.
Listen to the 2024 Romance Writing Contest Winners via YouTube.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their works for this year’s contest! We look forward to presenting this highly anticipated contest again next year, and reading your phenomenal submissions. Happy Valentine’s Day!


Call for Submissions: WritersNL’s 2024 Romance Writing Contest

(January 12, 2024) – This contest open to all WritersNL Members in good standing.

For this contest, WritersNL Members will use their writing talents and skills to tell a love story in their preferred genre of storytelling.

After writing, contestants are asked to record a reading of their original creation, audio only, for a special audiobook.

Writers of the top five selected submissions will take home the prizes below, and we’ll showcase the winning works via a special edition Valentine’s Day E-Zine + via an “audiobook” to be released on WritersNL’s YouTube.

The 2024 Romance Writing Contest prizes are:
🥇 1st place: $250
🥈 2nd place: $200
🥉 3rd place: $150
🏅 Runner Up x2: $50 each

This writing contest will be juried by previous Romance Writing Contest winners.
(Note: Jurors are ineligible to submit to the 2024 writing contest.)

How to enter WritersNL’s 2024 Valentine’s Day Writing Contest:

1) Write an original romantic scene up to 600 words.
Genre is open to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwrighting, film/TV script, sci-fi, children’s/young adult, mystery, comedy, thriller, etc.
*One entry per person*

2) Record an audio file of yourself reading your original works. This audio clip will be premiered on WritersNL’s YouTube page as an audiobook presentation, giving greater accessibility to your piece.

3) Ensure there are no identifying markers such as your name, contact info, etc. in your written submission and audio clip, as a jury will be selecting our top submissions.

4) Submit your work to WritersNL via email: with the written portion in a .doc file format and the audio clip in an .mp4 format.

Note: 2023 Romance Writing Contest winners and 2023 Jurors are ineligible for the 2024 contest.

Send your submission to using the subject line
“WritersNL’s Valentine’s Day Submission 2024.”

Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 5 at 11:59 p.m. NST.

The E-Zine and audiobook is set to be released on February 14, 2024 for the holiday of love!