FCRW proudly sponsors two contests each year.  One is for published romance novels and the other is for unpublished romance manuscripts.


National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA) – Published
FCRW’s contest for published romance, the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awardcelebrates the Romance Novel and is judged by romance readers.



The Beacon – Unpublished
Each Fall FCRW sponsors the Unpublished Beacon contest to provide useful feedback and encouragement to unpublished writers and to recognize outstanding unpublished work. For more information on this contest see the Unpublished Beacon Contest page.