Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Top 10 Semi-finalists and Top 3 Finalists in the Go Teen Writers #WeWriteBooks Contest

Congratulations to the writers whose entries were chosen for the top ten semifinalists in our 3,000 word contest (listed alphabetically):


Ansley Hills - The Outpatient
Bernadette Holmes - Forget the Taste of Blood
Caitlin Eha - Journey to Valtasia
Charlotte Feechan - Azren
Colin Cannici - The Book of the Sea
Kady Cossins - Work of My Hands
Lydia Carns - The Good Adventurers
Melissa Gravitis - Golden Revenge
Olivia Farnsworth - Death Song
Taylor Bennett - Porch Swing Girl


Judging this contest was agony--in a good way! You guys simply blew us away. You are all so talented and creative. We each struggled over having to choose only ten semifinalists, and then after reading each other's top choices, we agonized over how to decide which three finalists to send to Roseanna. Ultimately, these are the three finalists we chose:


Ansley Hills - The Outpatient
Charlotte Feechan - Azren
Kady Cossins - Work of My Hands


If your name isn't on the above lists, please don't be discouraged. Judging is a very subjective process, and like I said, you are all so very talented, it was terribly difficult to choose between your marvelous stories. We are immensely proud of you all and honored that you shared your writing with us. Thank you for entering the contest and be encouraged! You guys are fabulous writers. Keep at it!

Everyone will be receiving an email from Stephanie in the next couple days with your feedback. We had 79 entries to this contest, so please be patient. That's a lot of emails to send!

Our three finalists will receive further instructions about putting together their entries to send to the amazing, talented editor, Roseanna White, who will choose our winner

Congratulations, everyone! Job well done.

35 comments:

  1. Wow, congrats to all of you finalists! Well done! (Now I can't wait to get that feedback in my email. I love feedback.)

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  2. Thank you so much for being willing to host this for us! It was such an amazing opportunity! <3

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  3. CONGRATS to all the finalists (and the semi-finalists, too!)! You guys did amazing :D.

    Can't wait to get my feedback!

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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  4. Ohmygoodness! Thank you so much!!! I was not expecting to be a semi-finalist at all. I'm almost crying because this is such amazing encouragement for me. Thanks so so so much for hosting, and giving all your time and energy towards this. :D
    Congratulations to everyone! You all did amazing! :)

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  5. Congratulations, all of you! I'm so excited for you!

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  6. Congrats everyone! Those titles are pretty epic ;)
    And I'm excited for the feedback 😀😀😀

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  7. Congratulations everyone! You all are amazing!

    Cat
    http://finalfantasfiction.blogspot.com/

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  8. OH MY GOODNESS THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! I'm honestly so happy right now! Thank you so much for taking the time to read all of our entries -- these sorts of opportunities are great encouragement for us all. Well done to everyone who entered! Thank you again...and again...and again...

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    1. Great job, Charlotte! Azren must rock. Best of luck with round two!

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    2. AWESOME job, Charlotte! I'm glad you made it through :D. Like Olivia said, good luck!

      ~ Savannah
      scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    3. CONGRATS ON PLACING! THE NAME IS REALLY COOL BTW:)

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    4. Thanks for the kind words everyone! :)

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  9. Way to go, everyone! I'll just say, "ditto" to everything Jill already said. We spent lots of time agonizing because they were so great in different ways, and it was really difficult to choose.

    My morning was spent at the doctor's office while Eli had his one year shots, so I'm doing my best on getting feedback ready to email, but you'll need to be patient with me!

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    1. Just received your email! Thank you all for the feedback and the time and effort put into this! :)

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    2. Yes! The feedback was great:) Thank you so much for hosting this, it's been awesome, and we all appreciate it. AND CONGRATS TO ALL YOU FINALISTS AND SEMIFINALISTS!

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  10. I hadn't seen this until I got the email with the feedback. I just about flipped out when I saw! :D Thank you so much for the time you put into this! I've heard so much about how important the first chapter or so is and I already know the feedback you offered is going to make it better! Congrats to the finalists, and the other semi-finalists, too! Thanks again, ladies! :D

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  11. Congrats to all the finalists!

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  12. Good job to everyone, and congratulations to the other semi-finalists and especially to the three finalists! Thank you again to Mrs. Dittemore, Mrs. Morrill, and Mrs. Williamson for all of the time and effort you put into this contest.

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  13. Just got the e-mail. Definitely will be looking into active writing.

    Thanks!

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  14. Congratulations all finalists and semifinalists! I do have a question. I just read my feedback and I'm a bit confused on the form that I received. Could you explain how it is structured? Thank you for hosting this :)

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  15. CONGRATS TO ALL THE FINALISTS AND SEMIFINALISTS! And good luck to all of us who got feedback, I'm so excited to get started on mine:)

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  16. Thank you so much Stephanie, Jill, and Shannon for all the time you invested in this contest! It means so much to have your feedback. I'm so excited about it! =) Congrats to all the semi-finalists and especial congrats to Ansley and Charlotte!! Best wishes to you two!

    -Kady

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    1. You too, Kady! I love your title, by the way! I don't know what it's about but to me it sounds sort of dark and eerie...which sounds awesome! Best of luck to both of you!!

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    2. Aw, thanks, Charlotte! Titles are really hard for me (I over-analyze sooo much), so it's encouraging to hear that it sounds alright! Haha. Azren sounds super intriguing and fantasy-ish as well!!

      -Kady

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    3. Great job, Kady! How thrilling to be a finalist! Congrats to Charlotte and Ansley as well. I'm so excited for what this means for the three of you. Roseanna White is going to be very impressed when she reads your entries for round two.

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    4. Thanks so much, Olivia! I sure hope so! =)

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  17. Congratulations everyone! And thank you for giving us this opportunity :) I wasn't able to take advantage of it, but I'm really happy for those who could.

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS FINALISTS AND SEMI-FINALISTS!!!! :D And those titles alone, wow! You guys are so talented. :D


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbosityreviews.com

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  19. Why did I ever hesitate entering this contest? It sounds even more fun than ever! Why . . . ????? (weeping face)

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  20. I was wondering, are the winning stories available to read somewhere?

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