Looking for Reader Judges for the Koru Awards

NOT a writer, and love reading?

It’s almost that time of year for the Romance Writers of New Zealand published book award, The Koru Contest. We cannot run a contest such as this without our reader judges. If you’re interested in judging for us, go here to fill out the judging form. This form is there to ensure you get the sort of books you like best.

You’ll have two months to finish reading and scoring your entries (from the 1st of April to the 31st of May), and we’re limiting books to 5 per judge – some of you may want less (you can indicate that on the form too).

We’ll be sending entries to judges in PDF format. You may send the PDF files to your eReader. Those PDF files will be sent to you via wetransfer.com. You’ll receive an email with a link where you can go and download the files straight to your computer.

You’ll complete an online scoring form with not too many questions this year. So come find some new authors and help us pick the be the best New Zealand published romance book.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our Koru® Contest Manager, Kendra Delugar at contestkoru@romancewriters.co.nz

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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