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The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest–the contest that brought the Ruby Sisters together when we were finalists together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 The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries […]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

Entry Day for the Make It Golden Contest!

 THE FOURTH ANNUAL MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST HAS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES! Thanks to all who entered. Be sure to check back on Thursday September 26 to see if you’re a finalist! If you are, post your EXPANDED entry (those opening lines plus what follows, up to 250 total words) by a minute past midnight […]

Announcing the 2013 Make It Golden Contest!

Believe it or not, Loyal Readers, this week marks the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Blog’s FOURTH birthday, and we’re celebrating big-time all along the yellow brick road! Our official Birthday Bash is on Friday, September 20th, and as always, WE’LL be the ones giving away the gifts! Be sure to grab a glass of virtual champagne […]

Make It Golden – Winners Announced

WOW! The quality of the entries this year has been AMAZING! You did not make it easy on us, and I think I speak for all of us when I say we loved having such awesome competition and diversity among entrants, even though it made picking the winners SO very tough. Each and every entry, […]

Announcing the Top-Ten Finalists of the 2012 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!!!!

Yes, we’re announcing the top ten MAKE IT GOLDEN FINALISTS this morning!!! Apparently we put a little too much tipple in the punch for our Blog-oversary: our rules mistakenly said entrants to the MAKE IT GOLDEN contest should check back on “Monday,  October 3.” Yeah, um, that was a carry-over from last year when there […]

Make It Golden Contest – Post Your Entries!

THE THIRD ANNUAL MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST OPENS RIGHT NOW! The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. We all know how important a strong opening line is in grabbing the attention of Golden Heart judges, and this contest is a great […]

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