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Contest FAQ’s

Joyce Henderson Contest FAQ’s:

My category isn’t listed! What should I do?

Choose the closest option, the one you feel you have written for. If you are still in doubt, contact the contest coordinator at Coordinator.JH@gmail.com.

Page 20 of my manuscript ends in the middle of a sentence. Can I add a few lines from page 21?

Sorry, but no. Our judges are generously devoting their time to critique your manuscript; we’ve promised 20 pages, and we want to keep them happy! Try to stop at a scene ending, a point of tension, or a hook. Stopping short of 20 pages will not hurt your score.

Can I enter more than one manuscript?

You may submit as many entries as you like, but each entry may be entered in only one category.

Can I enter the same manuscript in two different categories?

Yes, as long as they are submitted as separate entries with separate fees paid.

What if there aren’t enough entries in my category?

If we fail to receive five (5) entries in a category, we will contact all entrants in that category to ask if they wish to place their entries in another category. If not, we will return their entries and fees.

When will the results be announced?

Finalists will be announced by December 30, 2017.
Winners will be announced Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at the Hearts in the Sand Conference. Stay-tuned for contest finalists perks if they attend the conference.

Other questions we haven’t thought of?

Send an email to Coordinator.JH@gmail.com.