4 full manuscripts requested (in addition to the winners)
Some honorable mentions so far--
Most fun narrative voice: Suz Korb
Most intriguing plot line: Theresa Millstein
Favorite main character: Jared Larsen
Best opening paragraph: Amy Saia
Best tight, spare writing style: Amie McCracken
Most wished for summary so she would know the end: Steena the Chocolate-lover
Anyway, I thought you'd like to know some of the feedback. When she finishes with all of them, I'll post another update. She has also appreciated those who replied to her comments with a thank you email. Due to the number of entries and her busy schedule, she has only been able to give about 2 brief paragraphs critique.
Don't worry, Allie, a good writer can glean mountains from a few well-chosen comments by an intuitive editor. Thanks for all your hard work!