2022 Romance Anthology & Contest: Love Is Blind

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👤 Eligibility: In General Competitions for Writers & Poets (RSS)
🕡 Deadline: Feb 10, 2022 (See all deadlines)
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Our current no-fee anthology / contest:

From classical Rome to Shakespearean England, and even the present-day La-La Land of reality television, the notion of blind love has resonated through the ages. Write a story where a romantic connection goes beyond the surface.


Best of all: Every finalist will be published in Bardsy’s free 2022 Romance Anthology (besides receiving the prizes detailed below).

SEE ALSO: The Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest

What We’re Looking For:

  • Original short stories, in English, between 1,200 words and 3,000 words.
  • Previously unpublished works, entered only via the procedures detailed below.
  • Great — not good — stories. See below.
Entry Period: 1/5/22 to 2/10/22
at 11:59 PM Pacific; late entries are never accepted!
Early Feedback Deadline: 2/4/22
Prior to this date, we may work with authors on revisions to enhance the anthology.
Anthology Distribtion and Finalist: 2/13/22
In time to share with your Valentine, friends and family.
Reading Period and Judging: 2/13/22 to 2/18/22
Bardsy staff will consider the volume and substance of comments prior to announcing the winner on 2/18.


The Bardsy Publishability Index contains the criteria we use to judge contests.
With seven elements, from character to plot to language, this comprehensive tool shows you exactly how to go from good to great. It’s a blueprint for success. Use it to evaluate your Contest entry as well as any other story you write.
  • The Winner receives $399 in cash, Romance Anthology Publication and a 6 Month Elite Membership
    Elite Membership includes assignment to a facilitated writing group, a publicly accessible author website and monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with a Bardsy author/educator.
  • Finalists Receive $50 in Cash, Romance Anthology Publication and a 3 Month Elite Membership
  • $100 Prize for  “Most Improved” Previous Entrant: Awarded at our discretion.

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