NERFA Entry Form

The purpose of the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA) is to recognize and bring attention to the best romance fiction each year.

Important! New entries must now be ebook format. We have met our cap for print books.

You must submit a separate entry form for each book you wish to enter.

NERFA Registration

Registration for Authors Entering the 2017 NERFA Contest (for books published in 2016).
  • Legal Name
  • Legal Name
  • If a pseudonym is used, this will appear in the Romance Writers Report (RWR) announcement instead of the author’s legal name.
  • If not the author.
  • All entries must be full length novels, 40,000 words or more.
  • Self-published entrants may enter the author's name.
  • You will not be added as a judge automatically. You will receive an invitation to judge in the fall.
  • Only one book may be entered here. Please complete a separate entry form for each book. All entries must be novels (40,000 words or more). ***Please include title of book in the file name.*** Submitting grants permission to forward to up to four judges for an electronic entry (five judges if entering Best First Book).
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Books MUST have a copyright date of 2016. To enter more than one manuscript you will need to use separate forms for each entry.
    Price: $25.00
  • Now closed to print entries! We met our cap.
  • Additional $5 fee for Best First Book category. Note: you do not need to send additional copies of books to enter this category.
  • Important! Your entry is not valid until payment is made.
  • Please enter the email address for your paypal account to help us match your entry to your payment.

After payment is complete, please click “return to merchant” for additional information.

Note: Scores will not be returned to authors unless expressly requested. Authors who wish to receive their scores may request them after winners are announced.