Winners of the 2014 Orange Rose Contest Announced!

On Saturday 10/18/2014 the winners of the 2014 Orange Rose Contest were announced at the Annual October Birthday Bash!

First place and winner of the Charlotte

Barb DeLong Charm’d (Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romance)

Second place

Claire Davon Fire Danger (Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romance)

Third place

Tina Bisogno The Dacia Chronicles. The Zadex Trilogy. Book 1: Revelations (Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romance)

Fourth place

Ottilia Scherschel Daring the Dragon (Romantic Suspense)

Fifth place

Lynne Lueders All That Shimmers (Historical & Regency Romance)

Sixth place

Irene Vartanoff A Daughter’s a Daughter (Mainstream with Romantic Elements)

Feedback was provided by the judges and will be sent to the finalists.  Thank you to the judges for this year’s contest.  A big thank you to the entrants because you make this possible!

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Congratulations to the Orange Rose 2014 Finalists!

The Finalists for the 2014 Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers were announced on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Brea Community Center.

In alphabetical order by author’s last name:

Tina Bisogno The Dacia Chronicles. The Zadex Trilogy. Book 1: Revelations (Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romance)

Claire Davon Fire Danger (Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romance)

Barb DeLong Charm’d (Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy Romance)

Lynne Lueders All That Shimmers (Historical & Regency Romance)

Ottilia Scherschel Daring the Dragon (Romantic Suspense)

Irene Vartanoff A Daughter’s a Daughter (Mainstream with Romantic Elements)

The winners will be announced October 2014 at the Orange County Chapter Annual Birthday Bash.

Our congratulations to all the finalists, and many thanks to all the entrants and first-round judges.

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The 2014 Orange Rose Contest is now closed.

The 2014 Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers is now closed.   This contest closes May 12, 2014 with the winners announced October 18, 2014.

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2014 Orange Rose Contest

The 2014 Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers is now open.   This contest closes May 12, 2014 with the winners announced October 18, 2014.

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Orange Rose Winners Announced!

On Saturday, the winners of the 2013 Orange Rose were announced at the Annual Birthday Bash.  The first place award is now called “The Charlotte” in honor of beloved OCC member Charlotte Carter.

Congratulations to:

First Place, Winner of The Charlotte Award

Ainsley Winter

Oracle (The Kingmaker #1)

Second Place

Lynn Kellan

Clear as Glass

Third Place

Anne Gresley

Ruled by Desire

Fourth Place

McCall Hoyle

Sink or Swim

 

This year, our final round judges requested full manuscripts from five of our finalists!

All finalist feedback, requests, and scoresheets will be forwarded by the end of the week.

Many, many thanks to all our entrants and judges, and congratulations to the finalists and winners!

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Feedback Emailed

If you entered the 2013 Orange Rose Contest, you should now have your feedback. Please check your Inbox (check your junk mail, too, if you need to) for an email with all three attachments. If you have not received your feedback, please email us at orangerose@occrwa.org.

Remember, if you’re a finalist, you will get your first round and your final round feedback after the winners are announced in October.

Thank you to everyone who entered and everyone who judged the 2013 Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers! We wish you continued good luck with your writing career!

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Feedback Coming Soon

Thank you, everyone, for bearing with us as we prepare to get your contest feedback emailed back to you. We’re working on it and hope to have it all to you shortly.

If you are a finalist, you will receive both your first round and final round feedback after the winner is announced in October.

Congratulations again and good luck to the finalists! And thank you again to everyone who entered this year. Keep up the good work, and happy writing!

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Congratulations – 2013 Orange Rose finalists announced!

The Finalists for the 2013 Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers were announced on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Brea Community Center.

Note: Due to a scoring tie, this year we have eleven finalists.

In alphabetical order by author’s last name:

Anne Gresley Ruled by Desire
(Historical Romance)

McCall Hoyle Sink or Swim
(Young Adult Romance)

Lynn Kellan Clear as Glass
(Single Title Romance)

Carol James Heartsongs
(Inspirational Romance)

Jacqueline Jayne Hearts in Hell
(Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy)

Allison Morse Dancing by Proxy
(Single Title Romance)

Jane Nichols Once in a Lifetime
(Single Title Romance)

A.E. Noble The Key to Magica
(Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy)

Susan Scott Shelley Shielded Hearts
(Romantic Suspense)

Ainsley Winter Oracle (The Kingmaker #1)
(Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy)

Kady Winter Golden Apples
(Young Adult Romance)

The winners will be announced on Sat. Oct. 12, 2013 at the Orange County Chapter Annual Birthday Bash.

Our congratulations to all the finalists, and many thanks to all the entrants and first-round judges.

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Entries now closed – let the judging begin!

Thank you to all who submitted an entry (or entries) to the 30th annual Orange Rose Contest!

In the next few weeks, entries will be processed and distributed to the first round published author judges. Our top ten finalists will be announced July 13th, 2013. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact the contest coordinators.

Best of luck to all!

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Enter Today! PayPal Buttons Working Again

Thank you all for your patience! We’ve fixed our problem with the PayPal buttons and we’re ready to once again accept your entries for the 30th Annual Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers.

It’s going to be a great contest – we have wonderful published authors as your first round judges, and some of the most sought after agents and editors in the industry ready to judge the finalists’ entries.

We’ve still got room for your entry, so get it polished and send it in. One of the best parts about the Orange Rose Contest is that every single person gets feedback on their entry! That alone is worth the contest fee. Plus you have a shot at being read by acquiring editors and agents in your subgenre in addition to a chance to win cash prizes.

I’ll let you get back to your manuscript now. ;)

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