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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for WIDO PUBLISHING and the WINNER of the Submissions Contest

Recently I held a submissions contest where the WINNER would win a contract with WIDO PUBLISHING. The top three finalists are announced here.

And the winner is announced HERE-- 


Congratulations to Paul Anthony Shortt, who has won a publishing contract with WiDo Publishing, for his manuscript, "Locked Within."


Paul's blog is Coffee Thoughts. Stop by and wish him well. He deserves it for beating out many other excellent entries in the contest.

Well done, Paul!

And well done to Kerri Cueves and Jack Hessey, who were also among the three finalists. Many thanks to all those who entered.

23 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Karen! I'm still pinching myself.

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  2. Congrats, Paul! I was just on the WiDo website for the first time today. Interesting titles! I hope publishing with WiDo is a great experience for you.

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  3. Congratulations Paul! That's very exciting!!

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  4. Also congratulations to Keri and Jack!

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  5. Congratulations to all the finalists and well done to Paul :D

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  6. That's amazing, congrats Paul!!

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  7. It was a fun contest. There won't be another one for awhile, so I'm glad I could do this!

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL and the finalists!!! Yay for WiDo too!!! Take care
    x

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  9. Congrats Paul!! Woot woot! Wido is awesome :)

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  10. I found Paul's blog thru the a-z challenge, and if his book is written anything like his blog posts, WiDO made an excellent choice. Congrats
    Karen

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  11. Just a bit of added information-- Paul lives in Ireland, and WiDo's distributor has opened branches in the UK and Australia, so his book will not only be available in bookstores here, but over there as well. Which is so cool. It makes the world of publishing much smaller.

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  12. Congrats to Paul! Well done!

    Ooooh...interesting they've opened a branch in Australia... hmmm....

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  13. I've already got a retailer with branches here and in the UK all set to take orders. :-)

    Thrilled to be part of WiDo's expansion!

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  14. YAY! and Congratulations Paul.

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  15. Yay Paul! Congratulations! :)

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  16. Congratulations Paul. This is a coveted prize.

    .........dhole

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  17. Wow, that's so awesome! Congratulations, Paul!!

    Amy

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  18. Congratulations to Paul. I'll have to check out his blog. :)

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