Thursday, June 2, 2011

Finalists from the Free Write

Okay, I know I said there would only be 15 finalists this time, but... Well, our first round judges had a really tough time, so we wound up with 16 finalists. Here they are in no particular order:

Heidi Vanderveen
Emii Krivan
Rachelle Rea
Ellyn Gibbs
Alyssa Liljequist
Rebekah Hart
Rayna Huffman
Kait Culbertson
Joshua Hildebrandt
Katy McCurdy
Imogen Elvis
Sarah Faulkner
Sammie Weiss
Korie Mulholland
Jenna Blake Morris
Moriah Newhouse

Congratulations, everyone! Your entries have been sent on to the final round judges. If your name isn't on the above list, I'll be emailing you your feedback in the next day or two.

Next week would normally be another writing prompt week, but we're going to take this round off. There's a couple reasons for this, one of the biggest being I need some time to line up more judges. But also, while I love the writing prompt contests, I need a break from the thousands of emails it requires.

So consider this a mid-year intermission. The next writing prompt will be June 20th. If you have any thoughts on authors who you'd like to see judging, please send me an email with your suggestion, and I'll see what I can do.

See you back here tomorrow where we'll be talking about what to do after you've typed THE END.


  1. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Maybe, for judges, you could have kids do the judging. Of course, then they wouldn't be able to enter. My brother got to judge a contest like that instead of entering once--and it was really fun!

  2. Congratulations to all of the finalists, but my special regards towards Rachelle & Alyssa. Great job, my friends!

  3. Aww, thanks, Tarissa. If my day hadn't been made by making the top 16, your comment would have. I'll just save it until the morrow. :-)

  4. Book Blogger, it would be fun to have a "peer judge" once a month or something. Hmm. Let me think about that. Nice suggestion.

  5. Congrats everyone! Can't wait to see the winning entries!!

  6. Just a thought on the peer-judging idea. It might be interesting to have some who read the blog but are too old to enter get involved by judging.

    Thank you for doing all the work that goes into the prompt contests. I really enjoy reading all the entries! (And even trying out one or two of the prompts on my blog! :) )

  7. Congratulations to all the winners! =D This was fun... though I pretty much knew I wasn't going to make it lol. Don't we all wish we could make a perfect manuscript the first time around? lol.
    Congratz again!! ^_^
    Must have some pretty good writers if everyone had such a tough time judging... haha.

  8. Congratulations people! I didn't make it to the top 16 but that is o.k, I will just have to try harder next time!:)