A chapter of the Romance Writers of America®.

Midnight Sun Cover Contest

Do you have a stellar cover that catches the eye and draws the reader in? 


The 2018 Midnight Sun Cover Contest is a chance for published authors to win some great prizes! 

Every entry will be on printed, visual display to over 150 voracious readers at the 2018 Alaska Writer's Guild  Conference who will vote for the top entries!

(And perhaps buy your books!)


Contest Details

Fee: $15


Deadline: Entries accepted between August 1, 2018 and September 1, 2018.


Eligibility: Any romance novel, novella, or short story published either electronically or in print in the United States for the first time prior to August 30, 2018.


Entry: Completed Entry form, the book’s cover in digital format (JPEG only, see website for details), and the entrance fee.


Judges: All entries will be placed on prominent display in printed format at the Alaska Writer’s Guild (AWG) 2018 conference, co-sponsored by AKRWA. Conference attendees and presenters (approximately 150) will select first-round entries via ballot box.


Final Judging: Trained judges will select the top winner from the top ten entries selected at the conference. Final judging will occur at the annual AKRWA Writing Retreat in early October, with the winner announced in late October. Honorable Mentions: This contest seeks a single, most compelling cover; however, Honorable Mentions will be awarded, including the prestigious librarian’s choice award.


Prizes: Finalist and Honorable Mention covers will be published on the AKRWA website with the Finalist cover receiving prime location. The Finalist will also be announced on the AWG website. In addition, the Finalist will receive an electronic badge that can be placed on book covers, websites, or anywhere the winner deems appropriate and a $25 Visa cash card.


For more information email the contest coordinator at contest@akrwa.com.