Submit first 20 pages of an unpublished manuscript featuring romantic elements and a 1-page, single-spaced, unjudged synopsis.
Deadline: October 9, 2016.
Categories and Judges
Contemporary (including Women’s Fiction)
Editor: Sue Grimshaw, Penguin Random House
Agent: Nalini Akolekar, Spencerhill Associates
Editor: Lee Lawless, Tor/Forge Publishing
Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency
Editor: Georgia Woods, Hartwood Publishing
Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency
Editor: Mary Altman, Sourcebooks
Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary Agency
Editor: Junessa Viloria, Penguin Random House
Agent: Jessica Waterson, Dijkstra Agency
Editor: Susan Brower, Gilead Publishing
Agent: Julie Gwinn, The Seymour Agency
• Unpublished authors
• Traditional or self-published authors who have not published in the category they’re entering within past 5 years
• Entries must be the author’s original work that has not been published or contracted to be published.
• Entrants need not be members of RWA.
• All English-language entries are welcome.
This is a well-known contest. For more information, please visit Joyce Henderson Contest and/or Southwest Florida Romance Writers.