Rocky Mountain Cover Contest

2017 Rocky Mountain Cover Contest for Published Authors

Colorado Romance Writers (CRW) is pleased to announce the Rocky Mountain Cover Contest. Romance novels with an original 2016 copyright date are eligible to enter. Judges include romance-loving readers, booksellers, and authors.

2017 Categories

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Cover Contest accepts jpg entries in the following categories:

  • Contemporary Series
  • Contemporary Single Title
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Historical
  • Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic/Fantasy
  • Inspirational
  • Young Adult w/Romantic Elements
  • Best Man Chest
  • Sweetest Cover
  • Hottest Couple Cover
  • Erotic Romance
  • New Adult
  • Novella

Entry Rules and Information

Submission opens June 15th, 2017.

The 2017 has adopted the following contest rules:

    1. Entries must have an original copyright date of 2016.
    2. An official entry consists of a jpg
    3. An official, completed form, and must be filled out with which category.
      • The $15.00 entry fee, paid via PayPal or check/money order.
        • If paying by check or money order, make payable to Colorado Romance Writers.
        • If paying via PayPal, include your name, book title, and category in the form’s “Optional Instructions” section.
    4. Titles must be entered into one category only. No double entries allowed.
    5. Authors may enter multiple titles, as long as each title meets the entry qualifications.
    6. In lieu of three (3) final published copies of a print book, CRW will accept advance or bound galley copies.
    7. The contest Coordinator reserves the right to disqualify any entry if all rules are not fully met.


The 2017 AOE has adopted the following submission guidelines:
      1. All entries must be received by the deadline of Monday, July 31st, no exceptions.
      2. Send your entry to the Coordinator managing the category you’re entering.
      3. Do not submit prior to June 15th.


Send all cover art to:

Mary Guida


The 2017 Rocky Mountain Cover Contest will award the following prizes:

      • Winners will be on the website and will have their covers listed in an add.


      • Will be sent to all members
      • It will be open to anyone.