Help! I'm preparing to register Wicked Game
for the Rita Award
, which is the major annual award given by the Romance Writers of America (RWA). Eyes of Crow
was nominated for two Ritas in 2006: Best First Novel and Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements.
The problem is, I'm having trouble deciding which category to enter Wicked Game
Below are the descriptions of two categories and their judging guidelines:Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
A work of fiction in which a romance plays a significant part in the story, but other themes or elements take the plot beyond the traditional romance boundaries.
Judging guidelines: Novels of any tone or style, set in any place or time are eligible for this category. A romance must be an integral part of the plot or subplot, and the resolution of the romance is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.
Romance novels in which the future, a fantasy world or paranormal happenings are an integral part of the plot.
In this category, a futuristic, fantasy, or paranormal element is blended with the love story, which is the main focus of the novel, and the end of the book is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.I think it fits in both categories, but I can only enter one. Looking strictly at these descriptions, which one do you think fits Wicked Game better? The Key Question: is the romance the main focus of the novel or is it a subplot?
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