The JABBIC will open soon

The JABBIC will open in November for covers appearing on works published in 2016.

This year’s categories include:

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical
  • Inspirational
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal (SFFP)
  • Sexiest Cover
  • Single Title/Mainstream
  • Young Adult

And we’d just like to clarify our policies, as some of you have inquired about these in the past:

  • A work of any length — short story, novella, novel, or even part of a collection or a boxed set — can be entered.
  • A work that has been published in a year prior to 2016 but that now has a new cover that was released in 2016 is allowed.

The contest fee is $15 per entry.

We’re always on the lookout for great new Judges, so if you would like to recommend either a brick-and-mortar or online bookseller to judge, please let us know in the Comments section! We’d love to add to our list of terrific judges!

If you have further questions, be sure to ask in the Comments section.

We can’t wait to see this year’s entries!

And the Winners are….

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2015 JABBIC — authors, artists, readers, and booksellers! Everyone together makes the JABBIC the success that it is, and the Houston Bay Area chapter of the Romance Writers of America appreciates every browse and click.

Your participation and entry fees help us keep the lights on as well as bring in speakers, have a starter fund for our annual Starfish Conference, and ensure a sound future for our chapter. Thank you!

View the Grand Prize winners and the Readers’ Choice winners for 2015.