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 ***Announcement of 2016 placements coming soon. We are waiting to hear back from a few judges but hoping to announce on time, by the evening of Oct 20th. Notifications will begin going out over the next few days. If you did not place in the contest, you will not receive a notification. Please check back here and the list of winners and finalists will be posted, hopefully by the evening of October 20th.  

Thank you to all who participated. The contest was a great success and we received tons of fabulous entries. The judges were impressed. Please don’t feel bad if you didn’t final. The contest was tight and some entries missed out by a fraction.

The number of placements was determined by the total number of entries in each category. Those with the larger number of entries will have 5 finalists vs the smaller categories, which will have 3. 

(Please note the NEW email address for the main coordinator: – Judge applications and questions may be sent there. Entries must be sent to the individual category coordinators found here:

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 their romantic content.

If you have a novel or short work published in 2015 or 2016 that is available ONLY in digital or print-on-demand format, you are eligible to enter. Please check the Rules and Frequently Asked Questions for specifics.

2016 IDA Time Frame:

  • Open for entries and judging applications: April 15th
  • Entry Deadline: June 30th
  • Entries out to judges: July 15th
  • Scores back from judges: September 30th
  • Winners to be announce on or around October 20th

    Notable notes for 2016…

    • IF YOU DO NOT receive a confirmation email within two weeks of sending in your entry and/or judge form, please email the coordinator to make sure your entry or judge form was received. The correct email address for entries and judge forms is:
    • NOTE: The payment email is different from the email for entries. PLEASE send all payments to:
    • The subject line of your entry form MUST begin with the category. Please do not include ‘IDA Entry’ or ‘Contest Entry’ etc. Please use the following format for the subject line: CATEGORY, LENGTH, TITLE
    • The ONLY attachment should be a PDF of your entry.
    • If you make a mistake and have to re-send your emailed entry, re-send the ENTIRE email so that the first one can be deleted.

    ~ 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

  • Multiple Tweets and Facebook posts 

  • Featured on a special IDA Winners Pinterest Page

~ FEES: $20 for novels, $15 for shorts.

~ DEADLINE for entries: June 30, 2016

To enter: Click Here

Are you interested in judging? Please click here: Judging Information.

Questions? Check the Rules and FAQs.