Now we come to the wrap up of summer and of my fabulous (well, I thought so anyway!) Lettuce Be Writers Contest Countdown. This last one was the biggest and the best. Time to announce the winners, in alphabetical order since there's not a first, second & third-- they all get the top prize, which is to submit a full ms. to WiDo Publishing's acquisitions editor for a review and possible offer of publication.
The winners are:
DARK FOREST by Jennie Bailey
THE KENNEDY RENAISSANCE by Jennifer Soehnlin
THE SHOLES KEY by Clarissa Draper
Congratulations to Jennie, Jennifer and Clarissa!! Woo hoo!!
Allie will email you with instructions on how to format and where to send your manuscripts. Here are a few comments she had about each of these:
DARK FOREST-- "intriguing, well-crafted, clever, with fairies, and a hint of romance"
THE KENNEDY RENAISSANCE-- "I like the voice switches of the brother and sister, works very well, sounds just like high school without the cliches. Interesting plot development, this is a fun story."
THE SHOLES KEY-- "WOW. Polished, exciting, fast-paced, I didn't want this one to end."
A huge thank you to everyone who submitted. Each will get a personal email with review of their chapters.
Concerning the wrap up to this Summer Countdown, I'll post more later. I have a Big Party Planned so stay tuned!
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf