See below for a list of contests that include published & unpublished romance categories.

Booksellers BestJanuarypublished romance
LAMBDA LGBTQ+ Literary AwardsJanuarypublished lgbtq+ stories
*romance category included
Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers Choice AwardsJanuary
*only for books reviewed by PRG reviewers the prev year
published paranormal romance
PRISMJanuarypublished paranormal, scifi, fantasy romance
Passionate Plume AwardsFebruarypublished erotic/ertoica romance
Stiletto ContestMarchpublished & unpublished contemporary romance
RONE AwardsMay
*voting in May, books selected from those reviewed by InD’Tale
published romance
RSJ Aspiring Author ContestMayunpublished romance
RSJ EMMA AwardsMaypublished romance
Golden LeafJunepublished romance
On the Far SideJuneunpublished paranormal, scifi, fantasy romance
Put Your Heart in a BookJuneunpublished romance
Romantic Novel AwardsJunepublished romance
The EmilySeptemberunpublished romance
IPPY AwardsSeptemberpublished indie only all genres
*romance category included
The Swoon Awards (Swoonies)November
*nomination process, rather than entry process
published romance
Goodreads Choice AwardsNovember
*no submission, voting starts in Nov
published all genres
*romance category included
hosted on twitter
published all genres

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