Joyce Henderson Contest 2017 Finalists

Southwest Florida Romance Writers

The Joyce Henderson Contest

2017 Finalists
Congratulations to our 2017 contest finalists!

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

Pictures of You ~ M.C. Vaughan
Fighter ~ Sarah Morgenthaler
The Hills Are Alive ~ Kate Mackenzie

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

Merely Players ~ Meg McNulty
Secrets and Smoke ~ Esme Rose Cooper
Chasing Scandal ~ Leslie Knowles

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

Sixty Days / Me, Too ~ Courtney Berman
Don’t Say a Word ~ Tracy Bilen
Mouthful ~ C. R. Grissom

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

Stay Hidden ~ Leigh Fleming
Beyond Paradise ~ Barbara Forlenza
Written in the Scroll ~ Caroline Rhame

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

Mystic Rapture ~ Penelope Jiuditta
Survival ~ Laurie Ryan
Three Days to Love ~ Celeste Deveney