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Make it Golden

The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest–the contest that brought the Ruby Sisters together when we were finalists together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

Well, that was another hard-fought contest!!  Once again, the judges struggled to choose their winners, and every entry had many strong supporters. Fabulous job, finalists!! But in the end, we had to narrow it down to our top three. (And, as always, we’re really hoping we get to hear MORE of all of these stories […]

MAKE IT GOLDEN FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

It’s time to announce the top ten finalists for the 2019 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 same opening lines you showed us already, plus what immediately follows) by 12:01 a.m. PACIFIC TIME October 4 […]

MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST ENTRY DAY

Welcome to the TENTH Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!! The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest was born as a contest for unpublished authors polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. Though the Golden Heart is now a thing of the past (sob!), stories will always need openings that grab reader attention!  So this contest […]

MAKE IT GOLDEN 2019 Contest RULES!!

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood just celebrated our TENTH blog birthday!! This coming Thursday, September 26, in keeping with Ruby tradition, we’ll be opening our 10th Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our not-yet-published writing friends a chance to shine (plus have a chance to earn prizes!!) The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest was originally designed […]

Contest Rules for the 2018 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our NINTH blog birthday tomorrow, with our usual celebratory fun and fabulous prize packages!! The following Wednesday, September 26, in keeping with Ruby tradition, we’ll be opening our 9th Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance to […]

Announcing Our 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Winners!!

All the votes are all in, and it’s time to name our winners! We had an exceptionally good batch of entries this year, and the final voting was so so so close! The Rubies LOVED the expanded entries, which all delivered deliciously on the promise of the opening 50 words!! For those of you who […]

2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Finalists Announced!!

It’s time to announce the top ten finalists for the 2017 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. October 3 to stay in […]

It’s Our 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest Entry Day!!

Welcome to the EIGHTH Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!! 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 is in grabbing the attention of Golden Heart judges, and this contest is a great chance to […]

Announcing the 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our EIGHTH blog birthday this Thursday, with our usual celebratory fun and fabulous prize packages!! The following Monday, September 25, in keeping with Ruby tradition, we’ll be opening our 8th Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance […]

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 […]

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