Open to entries Oct 1 to Oct 30, 2018

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Welcome to TGN Critiques! Thank you for your interest.

The Golden Network comprised of Golden Heart® finalists and an official chapter of the Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is thrilled to announce the creation of the Golden Critique lottery for RWA members who are eligible to enter the 2019 RWA Golden Heart® Contest.

You may already be aware that 2019 will be the final year of the Golden Heart contest. TGN is looking forward to 2019 being the best year ever for the GH contest and with this goal top of mind, our members are offering an assist—we’d like to critique your entry!

Yes, your 55-pages (including synopsis) will be critiqued by one of our TGN members!

However, as much as we’d love to critique every entry submitted, we must limit the number of critiques to no more than 50.

Here’s how the sign-up and selection process works:

To be eligible, we need to confirm a few things about you:

1.      You are planning to enter the 2019 Golden Heart contest with a completed romance manuscript.

2.      You will provide your RWA member number. (NOTE: You can find your RWA member number on your profile page at

3.      You will sign up to submit your 55-page partial (including synopsis) to our TGN portal by October 30, 2018. (Double-spaced, 12-point type.)

4.      Only unpublished RWA members who have never been a GH finalist are eligible.

Our guidelines align with the rules and regulations for entering the Golden Heart.  Please click here to read RWA’s Golden Heart rules and regulations, which includes an overview of the categories.

Next, how do you sign up for the lottery?

1.      We have created a google doc for you to complete HERE

2.      Sign up begins October 1 through October 30. Go here to sign up!

3.      The sign-up period ends October 30, 2018.


TGN members (who have volunteered to critique) will contact the unpublished author they are matched with by November 5. We wish you luck, and thank you for participating!