Well this is it. After just under two weeks, over fifty submissions, and a week reading and considering the three finalists for each of us, Shannon and I are ready to announce the winners, and the runners up. To say the competition was intense is an understatement, and in the end we had to really think about what our agents were looking for to choose a winner. So here they are.
Mike (Alyssa Eisner Henkin):
First Place (Full manuscript and referral to Alyssa): Gail Nall, DON’T FALL DOWN
Second Place (Opening pages critiqued by Dianne Salerni): Monica Swanson Tesler, SPACE JUMPERS
Third Place (query critique by Matt MacNish or signed copy of NIGHTSHADE CITY): Theresa Milstein, MURIEL AND THE MISFITS
Shannon (Terrie Wolf):
First Place (Full manuscript and referral to Terrie): Linda Boyden, TWITCH
Second Place (Opening pages critiqued by Dianne Salerni): Elliah A. Terry, THE DELICIOUS TEARS OF EIRA STONE
Third Place (query critique by Matt MacNish or signed copy of NIGHTSHADE CITY):Jen Maschari, MATT MULDOON AND THE CURSE BREAKERS
For all of the finalists, you should be receiving an email within the hour informing you how to cash in on your prize. Look for it. Thanks to everyone for participating. We wouldn’t be surprised if all of the finalists had agents soon, and if the contest ends up leading to our agents signing the winner as a new client we will be sure to pass word along to you through the blog.