The Carla Crown Jewel of Books Contest 2024 information and submission form.


Registration and contest fee of $35 must be submitted by 11:59pm CT July 10th, 2024.

Books must be received by July 31, 2024.

The first-place book will receive a $100 prize, trophy, and publicity on the Mid-America Romance Authors Website, and social media sites.  All finalists will receive a finalist certificate.

See the Official Rules for more details.

All entries must be received by July 31, 2024. For hard copies, mail 3 copies of your entry to the address below:

Carla Bracale
9431 N Kenwood Ave.
Kansas City MO 64155

Please submit payment of $35 via PayPal to, and put your book’s title in the memo line.

If you would like to send a check please see the Official Rules for details.

Please email any questions to the contest coordinator at

By submitting the form below you agree to our entry *Waiver and agree to abide by the rules and requirements of this contest.

The Carla 2024 Entry Form


*Waiver: I hereby request that this entry be entered in the Carla Crown Jewel of Books contest.  I certify this to be my original work.  I understand that contest judging is subjective by nature.  In consideration of MARA’s acceptance of my entry in this contest, I agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MARA, its officers, members and all judges from liability for its/their handling of my entry.