2021 Prepublished Maggie Award



The purpose of the Prepublished Maggie Award for Excellence is to encourage, recognize, and reward the mastery of romance writing by Prepublished authors of romantic fiction. The Maggie Award is a symbol of achievement given by the Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) to bring special attention to these writers. The Maggie Award, a silver medallion commissioned by GRW, receives national attention. All manuscripts will receive two critiques by published authors, and finaling manuscripts will be ranked by agents and editors in the publishing industry. The names and categories of Maggie recipients and finalists will appear in the Romance Writers Report.

Important Dates:


The Maggie Award for Excellence for Prepublished writers opens February 14, 2021. Entries must be RECEIVED by April 24th, 2021 at 10pm Eastern, and must follow all format requirements listed on the entry form. Finalists will be notified June 28th, 2021, and winners will be announced at the Maggie Award banquet on October 2nd, 2021.


GRW Member: $30

RWA Member: $35

Non-Member: $40

  • Payment through Paypal only. No personal checks accepted.

  • Entries, including completed entry form, must be RECEIVED by by April 24th, 2021, 10:00 pm, EST AND before your category is full.

  • Those received after that date or received after the category is declared full will be disqualified.

  • Failure to comply with any of the above rules may disqualify the entry and the entry fee will not be refunded.