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The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest–the contest that brought the Ruby Sisters together when we were finalists together in 2009.

We all know how important a strong opening line is in grabbing the attention of Golden Heart judges, and this contest is a great chance to test yours out!

MAKE IT GOLDEN Winners Announced!!!

All the votes are all in, and it’s time to name our winners! Every year, the ten finalists make our choice very, very, very difficult, and this year was as tight a race as we’ve ever had. The expanded entries were AWESOME, and we wish we could just keep reading the entire books! For those […]

MAKE IT GOLDEN Finalists Announced!!

It’s time to announce the top ten finalists for the 2016 MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST!! Finalists: be sure to post your EXPANDED entries in the comments below (a maximum total of 250 words, starting with the exact opening lines you showed us already, plus what immediately follows) by 12:01 a.m. September 27 to stay in […]

It’s ENTRY DAY for the 2016 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!!!

Welcome to the SEVENTH Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!! **The 2016 Contest is now officially closed to entries!!! Entrants, be sure to come back here ASAP on Monday Sep 26 to see if you’re a finalist!! Finalists will have until midnight Monday to post expanded 250-word (max) versions of their book openings!! Thanks so much […]

Happy SEVENTH BIRTHDAY to the Ruby Blog!!!

It’s Our Birthday!!! Our Lucky SEVENTH!! You heard right—the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood blog has been rolling for a full SEVEN YEARS!!! We’ve been here with our regular posts (2,227 so far!!) offering inspiration, advice, and support. Plus we’ve got the Winter Writing Festival, the Make It Golden Contest (entry day is tomorrow!!!), our annual Rita […]

Announcing the 2016 MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST!!!

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our SEVENTH blog birthday tomorrow!! On Thursday, we’ll be opening our seventh annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance to earn more great prizes!!) The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing […]

Make It Golden 2015 Winners Announced!

All the votes are all in, and it’s time to name our winners! Every year, the ten finalists make our choice very, very, very difficult, and this year was probably the hardest yet. The expanded entries were AWESOME, and we wish we could just keep reading the entire books! For those of you who may […]

Announcing the Finalists for the 2015 Make It Golden Contest!

It’s time to announce the Top Ten Finalists for the 2015 Make It Golden Contest!! Finalists: be sure to post your EXPANDED entries in the comments below (a maximum total of 250 words, starting with the exact opening lines you showed us already, plus what immediately follows) by 12:01 a.m. September 29 to stay in […]

Entry Day for the Make It Golden Contest 2015

**update: The 2015 contest is now closed to entries. Thanks to everyone who entered!! Remember to check back ASAP on Monday, September 28 to see if you’re a finalist!!**   Welcome to the SIXTH Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!! The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries […]

Winners of the 2013 Make It Golden Contest!

It’s the moment of truth! It’s been a hard-fought Make It Golden Contest this year, with an amazingly talented field of writers sharing absolutely knockout story openings. Many Rubies reported spending hours pouring over the entries, trying to figure out how to decide between the many, many entries they loved. Would we go with the […]

Announcing the Top Ten Finalists for the 2013 Make It Golden Contest!

 It’s time to announce the Top Ten Finalists for the 2013 Make It Golden Contest!! Finalists: be sure to post your EXPANDED entries in the comments below (a total of 250 words, starting with the opening lines you showed us already, plus what follows) by 12:01 a.m. September 27 to stay in contention for the […]

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