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The Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award

Date: Tue December 5 2023 6:10 pm to Mon January 15 2024 5:00 pm

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The Romantic Book of the Year (RUBY) is our contest for published novels and novellas by Australian or New Zealand authors. It includes sections for Contemporary, Historical, Suspense, Speculative Fiction, Romantic Elements and Novella.

RWA contests are judged by a mixture of other writers, avid romance readers, acquiring editors and literary agents, giving you the chance to get your work seen by a range of industry professionals.

Contest winners are presented at RWA’s annual conference Gala Awards dinner in August each year.

Submissions close 15 January 5pm AEDT.

For more information about the award and how to enter, visit the Romance Writers of Australia website.

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