Enter the 2017 TARA Contest


The contest opens at 12:01 am EDT, April 1, 2017.

The contest closes at 11:59 pm EDT, May 13, 2017.

Entries, signed entry forms, and payments must be received by 11:59 pm EDT, May 13, 2017.


First LEGAL Name (not pen name)
Last LEGAL Name (not pen name)
(If different from legal name.) This is the name that will be announced if you are a finalist.
Please list your main contact email address


Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 8.39MB
Make check payable to Tampa Area Romance Authors and mail to; TARA Contest, c/o Karen Fleming, P.O. Box 443, Plant City, FL 33564. Please write your entry's title on the check's memo line.

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 any format visible to the public such as on a website, as an eBook, mass-market copy, self-published, etc. I (we) have read and agree to abide by the rules of the contest and shall hold harmless Tampa Area Romance Authors, its board, contest personnel and/or judges in the contest. I (we) realize and accept that judging is subjective by nature and I (we) agree to accept the decisions of judges and/or contest personnel. My name entered below acts as my (our) electronic signature(s) and constitutes my (our) full knowledge and acceptance of all rules and deadlines.

In the case of multiple authors of the manuscript(s) entered, the signer below accepts all and/or full responsibility for all/any authors.

Your electronic signature constitutes full knowledge and acceptance of all rules and deadlines.