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Sexy Scribbles Contest Details

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Passionate Ink’s 2nd Annual SEXY SCRIBBLES CONTEST 2017

Give us their first meeting: their first kiss, or even their first time… We want to see your prowess at developing sexual tension in a scene of 3000 words or less. This contest is for published and unpublished authors of erotic or sexy/steamy romance. Published works must have a copyright year of 2016. Any works previously published must be significantly altered and published with a new copyright year of 2016. The excerpt submitted must be from a completed work of any length, (i.e., a short story, novella, or novel). You will be given feedback/critique for each entry.

PLEASE NOTE:  This isn’t a contest for sex scenes, it’s about the tension. The longing between your two (or three or more;0) characters – it doesn’ t need to include a physical aspect. Also, we really mean 3000 words or less, but sometimes less is more. You will be judged on your tension, and your writing skills, so please pick your best tension filled scene.

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Judging and Prizes

Winners Announcements: All Sexy Scribbles Semi-Finalists, Finalists, and Saucy Scribblers will be listed on the Passionate Ink blog and newsletter. The Finalists and Superb Sexy Scribbler will be listed in the Romance Writers Report. See the rubric judges will use to score submissions.

The following agents, editors, and publishing houses have agreed to participate as Finalist Judges!

Alissa Davis of Carina Press
Stephanie Doig of Carina Press
Rhonda Helms of Carina Press
Kate Richards of Decadent Publishing
Liz Pelletier of Entangled Publishing
Sandra Bunino of Evernight Publshing
Toni Kelley of eXtasy Books
Tahra Seplowin of Harlequin Desire
Kierstin Cherry of LooseID
GG Royale of LooseID
Amanda Siemen of Lyrical Press
Lori Perkins of Riverdale Avenue Books
Austin Blake of Siren BookStrand



General Rules

Contest Entry

Step 1: Submit your entry fee via PayPal

Sexy Scribbles – Contest Entry Fee (Single)


Step 2: Submit your contest entry form

Step 3: Submit your work as a PDF file via email

Once you submit your payment and contest entry form, email your entry in PDF format to sexyscribbles { at }

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