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“Whisper Sweet Nothings” – WANL’s 2022 Romance Writing Contest

We wanna know what love is… and we want you to show us!


Our highly anticipated annual romance writing contest is back and open to all WANL Members in good standing! The assignment is simple – Use your writing talents and skills to tell us a love story in your preferred genre of storytelling.

Writers of the top five selected submissions will take home the coveted first, second, third place + runners-up titles (and the accompanying financial prizes), and we’ll show your work off to all WANL Members via a special edition Valentine’s Day E-Zine!

This year’s prizes are:
🥇 1st place: $125
🥈 2nd place: $100
🥉 3rd place: $75
🏅 Runner Up x2: $50 each


How to enter the 2022 Valentine’s Day Writing Contest:

1) Write an original romantic scene up to 500 words.
Genre is open to fiction, non-fiction, poetry, playwrighting, film/TV script, sci-fi, children’s/young adult, mystery, comedy, thriller.

2) Ensure there are no identifying markers such as your name, contact info, etc., as a jury will be selecting our top submissions. (Jury details TBA!)

3) Submit your work to WANL via email in a .doc file format.

Send your steamy or sweet submissions to info@wanl.ca using the subject line “WANL Valentines Day Submission 2022.”

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 4th at 5 p.m.

The E-Zine is set to be released on Monday, February 14, 2022, just in time for the holiday of love.