Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Contest Update

All book panels have been sent to judges and some score sheets have already been submitted.

If you haven't confirmed receipt of your panel, please do so as soon as possible: carolyn.award@ntrwa.org.


Clover & Jen

Friday, February 20, 2015

Historical Panels

Historical panels and inspirational panels going out today, Friday, February 20.

Contemporary matrix is still being worked on, but should be done some time today.

Clover & Jen

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Panels being sent out...

The panels for the Erotic and Specialized categories have been sent out.

Panels for Romantic Suspense will be sent out soon.

Books are still in the process of being assigned to judges for the Inspirational, Historical, and Contemporary.

Please be patient.


Clover & Jen

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Why does it take so long to send out panels?

Once the contest officially closes and before book panels can go out, there are things that need to happen...

If a category doesn't receive a minimum number of entries then entrants need to be contacted and entries moved or withdrawn.

If there are not enough judges in a category based on first choices, then second choice comes into play and judges are moved around.

Final round judges need to be chosen and notified, adjustments made as needed.

Then once all that has settled down, books can be assigned to judges. But even that's not as simple as plug and play. Heat levels need to be accounted for as well as ensuring a judge doesn't get more than one book by an author if the author has submitted two books in a category.

All of these things take time, since most parties involved hold down some sort of job or may have small children and may not be able to check their email very often.

We thank you for patience as we juggle the behind-the-scenes tasks.

Clover & Jen

Monday, February 16, 2015

The contest is officially closed--

Clover and I are hard at work sorting judges and entries at the moment.

Unless thee are major issues, entry panels will start being sent out toward the end of the week.

Please have patience with us.

Clover & Jen

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Category Closure

Due to lack of entries and lack of judges, we’ve decided to close the Mainstream with Romantic Elements category.

Entrants have been contacted.


Clover Autrey & Jen FitzGerald
The Carolyn Readers Choice Award Contest Co-Coordinators

Saturday, February 7, 2015

One Week Left...

Last week to enter--

We have several categories that could use a few more entries:

Erotic Category
Series Action Adventure (category length romantic suspense, imprints like Harlequin Intrigue or Entangled's Ignite)
Young Adult/New Adult

Remember it's only $25 for eight possible new readers as well as a chance at a shared ad on the RT Daily Blog for two weeks in July.


Clover & Jen

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Two Weeks Left to Enter!!!

Enter for your chance at a shared ad...two weeks at the top of the RT Daily Blog. Ad space has been reserved!

Deadline for entering is February 14th--

All the details are available via the nav links above!