Thursday, January 16, 2014

Finalists and news about Go Teen Writers Rewards

Congratulations to the finalists in our 100-word contest, "Every word he spoke was a lie." (Listed in alphabetical order):

Alexa Skrywer
Allison E
Alyson Schroll
Anastasia Knudsen
Anonymous Etcetera
Bethany Baldwin
Britt M.
C. Everett
Caitlin Hensley
Carissa B.
Cathy Baker
Corwynne Forsyth
Emma V.
Emmi Lynn
Hadley Grace
Heather Hufford
Jacinta S.
Jazmine Ortiz
Jessica Staricka
Kate Pankratz
Katelyn Shear
Katie R.
Lani Southern
Leanna Logan
Lily Jenness
Lydia H. D.
M.P. Reed
Maya V.
Meghan Gorecki
Morgan N. J.
Rachel A. K.
Reilly Zink
Sam Whitehouse
Sara Morgan
TW Wright
Victoria Grace Howell
Whitney Stephens

Congratulations on being a finalist! Winners will be announced next week. If your name isn't on the list, you'll be receiving an email from me in the next couple days with your feedback. We had 204 entries to this contest, so please be patient. That's a lot of emails to send!

Also, the Go Teen Writers Rewards store will be open through February 28th and then will close temporarily. That means if you want to earn points for critiques or video calls, you have this month and next month to Tweet, review, subscribe, and promote. You'll still be able to redeem points after February 28th, but you won't be able to earn more for a while.

For a refresher on what can earn you points, or if you've never heard about our rewards store, you can find out more here.


  1. Congrats to all the finalists! And thanks for judging all those entries, Stephanie and Jill.
    ~Sarah Faulkner

  2. Congratulations to all the finalists! Good job everyone.


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  3. Congrats, finalists! Good job, everybody!

  4. Wow! Congratulations everyone!

  5. Congratulations, everyone!! :)
    Thank you, Stephanie and Jill, for judging this contest!

  6. Replies
    1. It's alright. I did too. : / But better luck next time!!
      If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! Haha ;)

    2. I'm sorry to hear that! Best of luck, believe in the dream :D

    3. Don't worry, I didn't make it either. But, you know, it doesn't mean that we failed or that our stories weren't good. I did my best and I bet you did yours so don't be disappointed. Better luck next time. :)


    4. HP took the words out of my mouth!

    5. You didn't fail! These contests are hard, and I entered lots of them and didn't make it before I started finaling in the last couple contests. But the best thing about the contests is that you get feedback from published authors, and it really helps with improving writing. I know my writing's gotten so much better because of the feedback I've gotten.

      So just keep trying! And I'm pretty sure the only time you can actually fail at writing is when you give up. It's not really a pass/fail thing.

    6. Nearly everyone in the critique group I'm in finaled ...

  7. Congrats to all, indeed. But, eek!, I'm on the list. I. Can't. Believe. My. Writing. Is. That. AWESOME! (okay, that good then)

    Thanks Stephanie and Jill :D You rock!

  8. Wow! I finaled! :D Congrats everyone! :) Thanks, Stephanie and Jill for hosting this! :D

    Stori Tori's Blog

  9. Good job everyone! Congrats Finalists!


  10. Thanks for doing the contest! :) I do have a question about the rewards points. If I buy one of your books with a gift card, does it still count as me buying it, as in, I get the points? :D And do I get points for participating in the contest? I thought I did, but I wanted to make sure I had it right.

    1. Purchase with gift cards certainly counts! And points will just be rewarded to the winners of the contest.

    2. Ok, thanks, Mrs. Morrill! :D I would've bought the same books I'm planning to now, but if I got points with them that is pretty cool.

  11. Love how I can recognize a lot of these names ;) Congratulations everyone!

    1. I thought the same thing, Amanda! I love this community. :)

  12. O_O I think that I'm on the list . . . if so, thanks! (If not, congratulations to the Sarah who IS on the list.) Congratulations to all the other finalists as well!

  13. Congratulations to all the winners!

  14. Congrats finalists!!

    TW Wright

  15. Congratulations to the finalists! :)

  16. Thanks for the feedback, Stephanie & Jill, and congratulations to the finalists!

  17. Congratulations everyone!! And to everyone that didn't place on the list, just thought I'd say I really like what i'm reading on the facebook page even so! :)

  18. And thank you so much for hosting this Jill and Stephanie! I love doing these contests.

  19. I think the internet ate my comment, but sorry if there's two of these...

    Thank you so much for hosting the contest, Stephanie and Jill!!!! Some people have been posting their entries on the Facebook group, and I have no idea how you chose the finalists, all the entries I've seen were so good!

    Looking forward to reading the winning entries, and congrats to the other finalists :)

  20. Thank you for hosting this. Congrats to the finalists :)