Calling all budding romance writers! Enter the 2016 XO Romance Prize

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Attention Australian romance writers, there’s a new award in town. The XO Romance Prize is now open for entries.

The prize winner will receive $5,000 and will be published in the new romance imprint, XO by Xoum Publishing. That’s certainly a love – er, we mean prize – worth fighting for. The competition is open to all Australian writers aged 18 and over with a completed, unpublished contemporary romance manuscript.

From the media release:

“At Xoum, we believe in publishing Australian voices and telling Australian stories – and romance is a vital and vibrant part of this,” Xoum publisher Rod Morrison said. “Romance continues to be one of the strongest – and most consistent – categories, so the time is right for a new prize and a new home for great romance stories.”

The XO Romance prize will give Australian romance writers an opportunity to have their novel published by an independent publisher whose innovation and skill have seen them grow exponentially in the past five years. The winner will be announced in January 2017.

Entries close 31 October 2016.

To enter, visit the XO Publishing website.

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