The 2013 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.
Welcome to the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Awards competition. The RPLA is a service of the Florida Writers Association established to recognize excellence in members’ published and unpublished works while providing objective and constructive written assessments for all entrants.
For the first time, RPLA now offers a Youth Writers RPLA competition. This is a separate competition for writers 12 to 18 and has its own guidelines. Among other RPLA changes: 1) Finalists will be determined and notified differently; 2) Published books may now be submitted in either galley form (PDF format) or manuscript form; and 3) maximum word counts for book-length entries have been abolished.
RPLA opens for submissions February 15 until June 15 and this year will judge in 37 genre-categories. To simplify things, this year the RPLA committee has broken down the bulky entry packages into components.
Fiction Guidelines Nonfiction Guidelines FAQs
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Good luck, everyone!
To view the list of previous winners, please click here.