The Vivian Contest

The Vivian recognizes excellence in romance writing and showcases author talent and creativity. We celebrate the power of the romance genre with its central message of hope--because happily ever afters are for everyone.



The 2021 Vivian Contest has closed to entries. 

FINAL ENTRY CAP ANNOUNCED (Nov 23, 2020):
 Based on the number of judges accepted, we are able to announce a final entry cap of 850 entries

Including entries on the waitlist, we have reached our final entry cap and will not be accepting any more entries. Entrants on the waitlist will be contacted the week of November 23rd with an update on their waitlist status. 

If you have questions, the fastest way to get a response is to email contest@rwa.org

Contest Rules

View the rules of the Vivian Contest

Contest Deadlines

Important contest dates 

Categories

Contest categories

Judges

Information on contest judging

Scoring

How entries in each round will be scored

FAQs

Frequently asked questions