Welcome aspiring romance authors. We are the Chesapeake Romance Writers. Our contest was created to honor the best-selling, awarding winning author, and long-time member of CRW, Judy McCoy. Before Judy lost her battle with Diabetes, she was an avid dog lover and supported the Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue organization. This contest is named for her beloved companion Bichon Frise, Rudy.
Those who remember her know that she was a pistol, and very series about helping emerging authors. Her primary advice was to “finish the damn book!” So, if you’ve finished a manuscript and feel it is polished and ready for submission, now is the time to catch an agent or publisher’s eye by winning an award for your hard work.
Even if you don’t win, you will have valuable feedback to help you with editing and/or revisions. Good luck and have fun!
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