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Hello…we regret to announce that we are discontinuing the IDA and NRCA contests. However, we have a new group and are excited about a brand new contest. Please check here for the details of the new contest: Calling All Writers (CAW) Contest We would love to have you participate as an entrant and/or judge!

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The 2020 contest is now open for entries and judges!!

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The IDA is a contest sponsored by Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, but is open to all works of fiction in digital format, regardless of romantic content.

If you have a novel or short work published in 2019 or 2020 that is available ONLY in digital or print-on-demand format, you are eligible to enter. Please check the Frequently Asked Questions for specifics.

2020 IDA Time Frame:

  • Open for entries and judging applications: June 1st 

  • Entry Deadline: July 31st

  • Entries out to judges: August 15th

  • Scores back from judges: October 15th

  • Winners to be announce on or around November 7th

~ Seven categories with two winners in each category–one for novels and one for short stories/novellas.

~ Prizes: First place winners will receive an engraved paper weight. Winners and finalists will receive certificates. PLUS – additional prizes for winners include…

  • Featured on a minimum of 3 blog posts

  • Featured in a “winner” trailer that will be shared on FB, tweeted, and featured on at least 3 blogs and websites (Check out the 2019 winners trailer: Click Here to view Trailer)

  • Multiple Tweets and Facebook posts

  • Featured on a special IDA Winners Pinterest Page

~ FEES: $25 for novels, $20 for shorts.

~ DEADLINE for entries: July 31, 2020

Questions? Check the FAQs.