Enter the 2018 TARA Contest

In memory of Anne-Marie Carroll

November 26, 1958 – April 14, 2018

The contest opens at 12:01 am EDT, April 1, 2018.

The contest closes at 11:59 pm EDT, May 13, 2018.

Entry manuscripts, signed entry forms, and payments must be received by 11:59 pm EDT, May 13, 2018.


How did you hear about the TARA Contest?
First and last LEGAL Name (not pen name)
If you don't have a pen name, please list your legal name. This is the name that will be announced if you are a finalist.
Please list your main contact email address
Please list your main contact phone number.
Please list your mailing address
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.


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 Manuscript(s) must be saved as a 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 pay by check, ignore the PayPal sign-in page and click the "Back" arrow. Your entry will be registered. Mail checks to TARA Contest, P.O. Box 443, Plant City, FL 33564. Please write your entry's title on the check's memo line.

When you have successfully submitted your registration and entry document, you will receive a confirmation email to the address listed on the form. It is your responsibility to assure your credit, debit, or PayPal payment was accepted. If you mail a check, we will send you an email when the funds have cleared.