Contest FAQ’s

Joyce Henderson Contest FAQ’s:

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

Choose the closest option, or send in your submission with a comment on the Entry Form. Based on the synopsis, we will place your manuscript in the most appropriate category.

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?

Sorry, but no.

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 notified not later than December 30, 2016. Barring circumstances beyond our control, winners will be announced by February 28, 2017.

Other questions we haven’t thought of?

Send an email to joycehendersoncontest.swfrw@gmail.com.