…which is good because we’re going camping Columbus Day weekend and we always need paper for starting the campfire. But anyway…
All the RITA and Golden Heart info is in there. That’ll be the first section to be set on fire. *g* Even disregarding the entire hostility-toward-erotic-romance thing, Twice Upon A Roadtrip is ineligible for either contest.
Ineligibility for the GH is pretty obvious. But it’s not eligible for the RITAs because of the dates. Five copies of a print book provided by the publisher (no arcs or Kinko’s-bound copies) have to be sent in. So next summer, or whenever it comes out in print, the book will retain the Oct, 2005 copyright because that’s when it was published. So it’s not eligible this year because I don’t have publisher-printed copies, and the print copies won’t be eligible next year because it was published this year. Many EC authors have lost out on the chance to enter because of this.
No, I don’t know how to fix it. Just bitchin’. *g*
I did get a final word count, though, and I’ll be sending in my PAN paperwork. It makes the cut-off now regardless of whether it calls for computer word count or Magic Formula word count.
So I’m an RWA-recognized author with an RWA-recognized book, but I still can’t enter the damn contest.
But I’m still so madly in love with my cover that it’s all good. :woot: