We are the finalists and winners of Romance Writers of America's ® prestigious Golden Heart ® Competition.
We strive to encourage and promote awareness of and excellence in romantic fiction.
The 2009 Golden Pen Winners
Members of The Golden Network are proud to announce our 2009 Golden Pen Contest Winners.
Series Contemporary — Final Judge: Susan Litman, Editor, Harlequin
Single Title — Final Judge: Jennifer Enderlin, Executive Editor, St. Martin’s Press
Historical — Final Judge: Leis Pederson, Associate Editor, Berkley
Paranormal — Final Judge: Kerry Donovan, Associate Editor, NAL
Romantic Suspense — Final Judge: Megan McKeever, Associate Editor, Pocket Books
Inspirational — Final Judge: Melissa Endlich, Senior Editor, Steeple Hill Love Inspired
Mainstream w/Strong Romantic Elements — Final Judge: Valerie Gray, Executive Editor, Mira
Young Adult — Final Judge: Kari Sutherland, Ass’t Editor, HarperCollins Children’s Books
* Denotes requested full from editor
Thank you to all our volunteer coordinators, judges, and the editors for their time! Look for information on our 2010 Golden Pen Contest coming in late spring.