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The Marlenes are on Hiatus until 2021


The Washington Romance Writers’ Marlene is a must-enter contest for unpublished manuscripts for many writers every year, and one reason for that is the quality of the feedback with which they are provided and exposure to industry professionals.

Enter from November 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.


$35 WRW Member    $40 Non WRW Member

Payments can be sent via PayPal to

or click below.

Member Status


1st Place

Each Category winner receives a contest t-shirt, an entry review by a published WRW author, a digital badge, and will be entered in the “Best of the Best” round for $100 cash prize

2nd and 3rd place

Each category placement receives a certificate and digital badge