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“Whisper Sweet Nothings” – WANL’s 2022 Romance Writing Contest

“Whisper Sweet Nothings” E-Zine
💘 WritersNL’s 2022 Romance Writing Contest 💘

WritersNL is delighted to announce our 2022 “Whisper Sweet Nothings” Romance Writing Contest Winners! 😍

This year’s contest was juried by Melanie Martin, Ryan Belbin, and Aj Ryan, using a “blind judging” process to remove any and all personal affections or biases in connection to the 40+ submissions received.

WritersNL’s 2022 “Whisper Sweet Nothings”
Romance Writing Contest Winners are:

🏅 Runner Up ($50)
Ash Greening, author of “Breaking Clouds”

🏅 Runner Up ($50)
Mallory Fisher, author of “A New Family Tree”

🥉 Third Place ($75)
Connie Boland, author of “One Thousand Kilometres Is a Long Time to Be Away”

🥈 Second Place ($100)
Lori Savory, author of “First Sight”

🥇 First Place ($125)
Alison House, author of “A Scandalous Desire”

Read our 2022 “Whisper Sweet Nothings” E-Zine by clicking here, by scrolling down below to view an image of each page, or by checking us out on Facebook and Instagram.

Original Call for Submissions:

(January 11, 2022) – We wanna know what love is… and we want you to show us!

Our highly anticipated annual romance writing contest is back and open to all WANL Members in good standing! The assignment is simple – Use your writing talents and skills to tell us a love story in your preferred genre of storytelling.

Writers of the top five selected submissions will take home the coveted first, second, third place + runners-up titles (and the accompanying financial prizes), and we’ll show your work off to all WANL Members via a special edition Valentine’s Day E-Zine!

This year’s prizes are:
🥇 1st place: $125
🥈 2nd place: $100
🥉 3rd place: $75
🏅 Runner Up x2: $50 each

How to enter the 2022 Valentine’s Day Writing Contest:

1) Write an original romantic scene up to 500 words.
Genre is open to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwrighting, film/TV script, sci-fi, children’s/young adult, mystery, comedy, thriller.

2) Ensure there are no identifying markers such as your name, contact info, etc., as a jury will be selecting our top submissions. (Jury details TBA!)

3) Submit your work to WANL via email in a .doc file format.

Send your steamy or sweet submissions to using the subject line “WritersNL Valentines Day Submission 2022.”

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 4th at 5 p.m.

The E-Zine is set to be released on Monday, February 14, 2022, just in time for the holiday of love.