Categories

Entries must be romance stories, as defined here:

  • Stories in this contest must be categorized as romance. Which means they need to have a HEA (Happily Ever After) or HFN (Happy For Now) ending.
  • The only exception to this rule is if the story is part of an ongoing series. Authors are required to disclose whether their entry is part of a series and must confirm that their series will include a HEA or HFN resolution at the completion of the series.

Categories

  1. Historical (Stories set pre-1950s)
  2. Fantasy/Urban Fantasy (Stories set in worlds different from our own. This includes steam punk stories.)
  3. Sci-fi (Stories set in space and/or the future)
  4. PNR/Paranormal Romance (Stories involving paranormal creatures but takes place in our world)
  5. Dark Romance
  6. Erotica
  7. Suspense
  8. Sweet/Closed Door Romance (Stories that are lower heat level and/or closed door love scenes)
  9. LGBTQ+ (pairings or multiples that are not m/f. This category is for m/m, f/f, trans main characters, etc.)
  10. Why Choose/Reverse Harem (RH)
  11. Small Town/Country
  12. Contemporary
  13. Canadian Author (This category will be for Canadian authors only and will be judged by Canadian Bookstagrammers)