Popular Subgenres

18 02 2010

Each year, it seems like a large percentage of our contest entries fall within a specific subgenre of romance or fiction with romantic elements. One year, it was paranormal. Another, it was chick lit, a.k.a. humorous women’s fiction. This year, it’s historical romance. I’m amazed by the number of intriguing, original, and well-written entries that run the gamut of time periods and cultures.

And just as there are entries in categories or subgenres that we get a lot of each week, there are those we seem to get a only handful. Such as erotic romance and contemporary ethnic or multicultural romances.

Why is that? Does the trend in our contest submissions accurately reflect what most of you are writing? Or have we been unable to reach writers of these other subgenres?

Regardless of the answer, a heartfelt thanks to those of you who have participated – and continue to participate. We continue to be amazed by the quality of your submissions! So, please continue to send us your best in the next couple of weeks.

Without further ado, here are this week’s winners:

Week 6 Finalist

Week 6 Mini-Critique

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