The Joyce Henderson Contest

Southwest Florida RWA Presents

The Joyce Henderson Contest 2017

Deadline for Entries: September 15th, 2017

$30 per submission via PayPal

SWFRW Members only: $25​


Contemporary (including Women’s Fiction)
Editor: Lexi Smail, Grand Central Publishing
Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Editor: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
Agent: Julie Gwinn, The Seymour Agency

Paranormal/Science Fiction/Fantasy
Editor: Nancy Schumacher, Melange Books
Agent: Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency

Young Adult
Editor: Jennie Conway, St. Martin’s Press
Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

Romantic Suspense
Editor: Georgia Woods, Hartwood Publishing
Agent: Erin Niumata, Folio Literary Management

Editor: Sandra Barela, Celebrate Lit Publishing
Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Agency


  • The chance to get your manuscript in front of a top industry editor AND agent!
  • All winners announced in the Romance Writers Report.
  • Within each category, winners will receive:
    • 1st place: $50 and a Certificate of Achievement
    • 2nd place: $20 and a Certificate of Achievement
    • 3rd place: Certificate of Achievement

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