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For Writers: Enter the Joyce Henderson Writing Contest sponsored by Southwest Florida Romance Writers
CATEGORIES & JUDGES:
– Contemporary (including Women’s Fiction): Dawn Dowdle, Literary Agent for Blue Ridge Literary Agency
– Historical: Isabel Farhi, Editor at Penguin/Random House Publishing
– Paranormal/Science Fiction/Fantasy: Susan Brower, Agent for Natasha Kern Literary Agency
– Young Adult: Lee Lawless, Editor for Tor/Forge Publishing
– Romantic Suspense: Junessa Viloria, Editor for Random House Publishing
FIRST-ROUND JUDGES are members of Southwest Florida Romance Writers. Each entry will be evaluated by two first-round judges, at least one a traditionally-published author. We encourage our judges to make comments! Top three finalists in each category go to top editors and agents.
DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted and payment received by 11:59 p.m. on October 1, 2015.
– Unpublished authors
– Traditionally published, but not in the past 5 years
– Self-published authors who do not yet meet the qualifications for RWA’s Published Author Network (see our website)
SUBMISSIONS: The first 20 pages of an unpublished manuscript featuring strong romantic elements, PLUS a brief synopsis (not judged).
FEE: $25 per submission via PayPal