Rules & Regulations

The following are a set of rules to keep in mind when submitting a nominee for each category:

All nominees MUST be published between the months of December 2019 to December 2020

❧ All nominees MUST be classified as romance

❧ All nominees MUST have an HEA or HFN

❧ Acceptable forms of publishing for nominations: Traditional, Indie or Self-Pub

  The categories, Historical, Contemporary, Fantasy, PNR/UF, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi, Erotic, YA, Novella, Anthology, and Holiday, are MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE categories. For instance, this means that you may not nominate the same book in contemporary and PNR/UF.

  The categories from the previous rule are NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE with the categories: Debut, Audiobook Narration, Best Cover, and Book of the Year. This means, for instance, that you may nominate the same book for Historical and Best Cover.