Enter the TARA Contest

Please read the information About the 2019 TARA Contest before entering the contest.

You may enter multiple manuscripts, but you MUST COMPLETE A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM for each title.
Every category except Women's Fiction must contain romantic elements.
I (we) certify that this is my (our) original work and that at the time of submission it has not been accepted for publication, nor previously published in partial or full on any format visible to the public such as on a website, eBook, mass-market copy, self-published, etc. I (we) acknowledge that judging is subjective by nature and therefore, I (we) agree to hold harmless the Tampa Area Romance Authors, Inc., its Board of Directors, officers, members, the TARA Contest, all contest judges, personnel and volunteers, heirs and assigns, et al., in any and all disputes arising from any and all aspects of her/his entry(s) in the TARA Contest.
Agreement (Please contact taracontest@gmail.com with quesions or concerns)
I (we) have read and understand all contest rules. My (our) name(s) entered below acts as my (our) binding electronic signature(s) and constitutes my (our) full knowledge, agreement, and acceptance of all rules and deadlines.
Please list the LEGAL names of ALL authors of this manuscript. If pen names are listed, the entry is invalid.
Your entry and required manuscript summary must be saved as one doc or docx file. The entrant agrees to hold TARA harmless in the event of the transmission of any unwanted files, viruses, trojans, worms or any other destructive entities currently in existence or not yet discovered.
When you hit submit, you’ll be directed to PayPal. Please choose one of these actions:
  • If you are paying by check, DO NOT log on to PayPal, scroll down and click on "Cancel" and then click on "Return to Tampa Area Romance Authors, Inc." Your contest entry will be registered with TARA.
  • If you are paying with a debit or credit card, scroll down on the PayPal page and click on "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" and continue the payment process.
  • If you are paying through your PayPal account, continue the payment process as instructed.
After successfully submitting your entry and attached manuscript summary, you will receive a confirmation of registration at the email address listed on this form. It is your responsibility to ensure your credit, debit, or PayPal transaction was accepted by your payment institution. If you mail a check, we will send you an email when the funds have cleared.

Thank you for entering the 2019 TARA Contest. Good luck!