How To Enter

How to Enter


The Golden Rose contest is now open.

Please upload your manuscript as an attachment, pay your entry fee and submit the electronic Contest Entry Form by the contest deadline of 11:59PM PDT, April 30, 2018.

2018 Contest is closed for entries

You may submit multiple entries as long as you pay an entry fee and submit a completed entry form for each submission. You may not enter the same manuscript in more than one category.

Questions? Please contact the Contest Coordinators, Laurel Newberry and Elizabeth Parker.

 Entry Fees (Early Bird – March 15 – March 31):

$25 RCRW chapter members
$30 RWA non-RCRW chapter members




Entry Fees (Regular- April 1 – April 30):

$30 RCRW chapter members
$35 RWA non-RCRW chapter members




We accept payment by check or PayPal. If you choose PayPal, you’ll be directed to the PayPal site after clicking Submit on the contest entry form.

To pay by check, send the appropriate amount, made out to Rose City Romance Writers to:

Rose City Romance Writers
Golden Rose Contest
PO Box 1272
Lake Oswego OR 97035

Please note the name of your contest entry and your legal name (as it appears on your entry form) on your check.

Refund Policy

  • Once the contest has officially closed to entries on April 30th no refunds will be issued.
  • Refunds will only be issued for submitted manuscripts that become contracted prior to contest entry closure.
  • Should a refund be issued PayPal fees will be deducted from the fees submitted – if applicable.