Emma Awards Nomination – Submit Now! RSJ
Emma Award Nominations – NOW CLOSED.
Yes that’s right, you’re now in control of the Emma Award Winners for excellence in writing. Get your submission in today! One entry per valid email so get your crew or your network to nominate. And as always, prior and current RSJ convention attendees have double the power to turn the nominations around on its head. But, it’s not over till the … well, you know, so lets get your nomination in now!
Nominations may be submitted by authors, readers, editors, agents, and publishing industry professionals. Nominations by individuals who have attended any Romance Slam Jam event in the past six years (RSJ 2011 in Baltimore, MD through RSJ 2016 in Detroit, MI) will be given double weight in the finalists’ calculation tally.
Please Note: Beverly Jenkins, Brenda Jackson and Rochelle Alers have won numerous awards and as such have chosen to opt out of the Emma Awards so that the next generation of authors can be eligible for consideration.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The Emma Awards are open to all black and African American authors who have written a novel or novella which falls within the identified award categories (see below) and was published for the first time between November 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.
REQUIREMENTS: To meet the first publication requirement, a work cannot be a re-publication, re-covered, and/or re-named novel or novella; nor may the work have been entered in any previous Emma Award year. (Get Detailed Guidelines)
Submit Your Emma Awards Nomination Below – Deadline: January 31, 2017