...and so concludes Week Three of our contest, with lots more amazing entries! The judges had a hard time narrowing the choice down to a couple of finalists, and in the end were surprised to find that they chose two entries in the genre - YA Sci-Fi. They are:
Ellen Goodlet, ORIGINS, YA Sci-Fi
Kat, INSTINCT, YA Sci-Fi
Now it's time for the semi-finalists from all three weeks to send their chapters and, if they like, a query letter and/or synopsis. Please send to sophie @ sophielittlefield.com. These will all be read by me, and I reserve the right to get second opinions from my panel of judges :) - - but I must say I'm very much looking forward to reading these.
I will announce our winner next week, on Wednesday June 23rd. I'll announce the raffle winners then too - the winners of the Stella's favorite OPI as well as a copy of A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY (which, incidentally, is getting some very nice reviews - check my web site!)
I'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who entered. I sent out over 200 queries before signing with Barbara, so I know exactly what it's like to sweat over a query letter and fine-tune a first page until it feels like it's written on the back of your eyeballs. I salute your bravery, your perseverance, and your fortitude, and I lift a virtual glass in your honor.