Why Enter Book Cover Contest

The COVER THE WORDS Cover Contest entry period ends @ midnight, Sept. 4. Voting begins at 12:01 a.m. eastern time Sept 5. If you have been waiting to submit you romance book covers, the time is now!


Cover the Words 2016

You can enter any romance cover as long as the book is published and for sale now. There is no restriction on the date of publication. Your book can be brand new on the market or several years old.

Entrants do NOT have to be members of RWA. Your book(s) just need to fit one of the 4 categories:

Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense

Here are some possible benefits:

  • Your book covers will be viewed by supporters of other entrants. It’s an opportunity to pick up readers looking for authors new to them.
  • It’s a way to build market recognition in the romance genre.
  • Voting costs nothing, so all your followers can vote for you. Just spread the word to them! Anyone with an email address can vote.
  • Winners will be announced in Romance Writer Report, a monthly magazine received by thousands of romance authors and readers.
  • Winners will also be announced in The Petal Press, the Yellow Rose Newsletter, which is shared with other RWA chapters, another chance to build brand recognition.
  • Winners receive an electronic “Winner” badge. The badge can be used on the winner’s website or on an electronic cover (if independently published or with your publisher’s permission.)  A winning cover may convince readers to try your book.
  • This is an opportunity to remind your supporters to pick up your latest book OR older titles they may have missed.

Don’t wait. Enter Now! 



Donald Trump and the American question through Brit eyes.

You may not agree with David’s viewpoint, but he certainly offers food for thought. When he asks if it is such a sacrifice to ensure the safety of a child, I have to say NO.


Did Donald Trump suggest Hilary Clinton should be assassinated by second amendment supporters? Probably no, but it was certainly a questionable statement that he should thoroughly explain. It wouldn’t be much of a joke considering the number of assassination attempts on Presidents and Presidential candidates in the past.

Having brought up the question of the Second Amendment in a way that suggests supporters of that should be backing his run for the Presidency also suggests that all supporters of a reasonable move towards gun control should be supporting Hilary Clinton. I suggest she makes a big play of this in her run for the White House. There must in fact be  arguments for and against gun control within both parties which could find some people crossing the voting floor.

When I think about the time that the second amendment was written and the wording of it I’m easily confused. No…

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Cover The Words Book Cover Contest

Are you published in the romance genre? Do you love your book cover(s)? Then the Cover The Words Cover Contest is for you. Sponsored by Yellow Rose Romance Writers of America, the contest is now open for entries. As a member, I hope you will seize this opportunity to let your gem(s) shine.

Cover the Words 2016


Fee: $15 per entry

Entries accepted from August 15 – September 4, 2016

Entry: Electronic submission of any romance book or novella’s front cover.

Covers may be from traditional or indie published works of all romance genres.
Cover must be from a currently published work.

Judging: Overall Winner in each category will be determined through popular voting.

 Prizes and Awards:

First place winner in each category will receive a badge to display on their website, a mention on our website & Facebook page and will be announced in the RWR magazine.

Cover The Words

The Best Display of Romantic Fiction



Smorgasbord Pet Health – Kennel Cough – Hygiene is just as important for dogs – as is not sharing food and water bowls.

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Smorgasbord Pet Health

One of the biggest worries about leaving a dog in kennels when we are away on business or holiday is that risk that they might contract kennel cough.

This is an airborne infection, which is highly contagious and the disease got its name because it thrives in places where dogs interact with each other closely.  A dog can however catch the infection from contact with just one dog or with its toys, bedding or body fluids.

The official name is Canine infectious tracheobronchitis but is also referred to sometimes as fungal lung.  As with humans it is a viral or bacterial infection with the added complication of mycoplasma which is a combination of both.  Usually a dog will fight off a single attack. However, when it is in the vicinity of many dogs either in a kennel environment or at a dog show it will be subjected…

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Dark Ages Royal Palace Discovered In Cornwall – In Area Closely Linked To The Legend Of King Arthur



Source: Independent.co.uk
David Keys
August 5, 2016

The mysterious origins of the British archaeological site most often associated with the legend of King Arthur have just become even more mysterious.

Archaeologists have discovered the impressive remains of a probable Dark Age royal palace at Tintagel in Cornwall. It is likely that the one-metre thick walls being unearthed are those of the main residence of the 6th century rulers of an ancient south-west British kingdom, known as Dumnonia.

Scholars have long argued about whether King Arthur actually existed or whether he was in reality a legendary character formed through the conflation of a series of separate historical and mythological figures.

But the discovery by English Heritage-funded archaeologists of a probable Dark Age palace at Tintagel will certainly trigger debate in Arthurian studies circles – because, in medieval tradition, Arthur was said to have been conceived at Tintagel as a result of an illicit union…

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