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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Good News from Allie at Acquisitions

Allie reports that she finally got through all the submissions that were sent in for the Lettuce Write contest. Yes, it's been 4-8 weeks for some, but she's a busy gal. She wants me to thank everyone who submitted and waited patiently for her response. She hopes you all understand that she couldn't do a thorough critique but only a brief overview of the most important points that would help each manuscript.

She is also thrilled to report ---

Six full manuscripts requested


and...........

One manuscript accepted for publication with contract signed, sealed and delivered


The manuscript that was accepted was "The Sholes Key" by Clarissa Draper, one of my favorite bloggers, and so of course since it happened through my contest, I feel like such a proud mama!!

Congratulations to Clarissa!!

And who knows, with six fulls requested (in addition to the 3 top winners), there may be more good news to come!

32 comments:

  1. I know how thrilled Clarissa is! And I'm very happy for her. I've read snippets of her book, and it's going to be wonderful.

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  2. WOW! That is wonderful news. A big rip roaring bualadh bos for Clarrisa. And congrats to the proud mama too.

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  3. Fantastic news!!!! Yay! And WELL DONE to Clarissa!!!! I'm so so so pleased for her cos she's so super helpful and wonderful! Take care
    x

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  4. you RULE, Karen! so proud of Clarissa and so so super excited to see her books in the future~ :o)

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  5. Oo! Congratulations! Allie provided such great feedback on my own entry as well. Tell her massive big thanks from me! :)

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  6. Ha ha good for you Karen and once again congratulations CD. She is a true asset to any publishing house

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  7. That's brilliant! Fantastic news! :o)

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  8. Yay! Yes, I am excited. I've already been assigned an editor and so my hard work has begun. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity, Karen. Can I now call you Mom?

    CD

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  9. Congratulations again to Clarissa and now to the proud mama for running such an amazingly successful contest! You Rock! And also best of luck to the others who had their manuscripts requested. Wow! :)

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  10. Clarissa is an awesome writer - so happy for her!!

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  11. Congratulations Clarissa! That's great news.

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  12. Great news. Congratulations Clarissa and a big thank you to Karen for the contest.
    Nancy
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

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  13. Whoo Whoo!!!
    Congratulations Clarissa!
    good job Karen!

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  14. WOOOOOO!

    Massive congrats to Clarissa. And what a great contest you had last summer, Karen!

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  15. Congratulations to Clarissa! What wonderful news!

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  16. that's great!


    "Writing is fun, in a sick kind of way, or we wouldn't do it. Even the hard bits can be fun."

    You said it, gal pal :)


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  17. The whole contest sounds like it was hugely successful. I'm so excited for Clarissa. :)

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  18. Congratulations, Clarissa! So excited for you. I can hardly wait to read it when it comes out!!

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  19. That is terrific news! Congrats to Clarissa and the others whose submissions are still under consideration!

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  20. Oh my goodness! This is fantastic! I know Clarissa and she is definitely deserving. How wonderful!

    Thank you for coming by and following my blog. I am excited to have come by yours and will be following as well!

    You mentioned you missed the Write Around the World series--it's still up and ready for your perusal! It's a great tour and well worth the reading time. Clarissa is one of the guest bloggers for it.

    Michele
    SouthernCityMysteries

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  21. SQUEEEEEE! I keep forgetting to do my shout out for Clarissa, but this is SO fabulous! Thank you for facilitating this, Karen!

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  22. That is so exciting to hear that news about Clarissa!!!! Wow!

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  23. So. Very. Cool. Congrats to all those who entered and especially to Clarissa. A huge thanks to you and Allie for running the contest!

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  24. Congrats to Clarissa and to all the other finalists. I'm waiting to hear more good news here :)

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  25. Karen, this is such amazing news! I heard about Clarissa, which is just so exciting. And all those requests? Awesome!

    Allie gave excellent feedback, and I was so grateful to her and you for the opportunity. Thank you!

    And my fingers are crossed for Clarissa and the other six writers!

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  26. Amazing!!! Congratulations to Clarissa!

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  27. What fabulous news! Massive congrats to Clarissa and I'll have my fingers crossed for the other six writers who had their manuscripts requested.

    Jai

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  28. Huge congratulations Clarissa!

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  29. Wonderful news! Congrats to Clarissa and to the proud Mama!

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  30. How exciting! I'm gonna hop over and congratulate Clarissa right now.

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