In conjunction with this year's retreat, we hosted a 1st Chapter Contest.
When I announced the contest, there were two types of entries: National Market or LDS Market. All of the entries for the 1st chapter contest were marked for the National Market. Lisa Mangum, editor at Deseret Book, has graciously said we could save her prize for another contest to be held sometime between January-March.
So, I'm sure everyone who entered the contest are now gripping whatever is nearby, wondering if he or she was the one to win the grand prize - A 1st chapter review by the fabulous Sara Megibow from the Nelson Literary Agency.
First, let me send out a huge thank you to everyone who entered the contest AND to our awesome judges!!! Also remember, each person who entered the contest will receive feedback from the judges - which is always my favorite part of entering contests. I love getting reviews so I can improve my manuscript. Emails with feedback from the judges will be sent out today.
Just to keep the suspense going, let's do a 3-2-1 countdown.
The 3rd place recipient
is . . .
Newtimber by Karen Hoover!
The 2nd place recipient is . . .
Colorless by Wendy Swore!
And the Grand Prize Winner of a 1st Chapter Review by Sara Megibow is . . .
Song for Anna by Annette Lyon!!!
Congrats, Annette! I'll email you about how to redeem your prize.
And for everyone attending the retreat . . .
only 31 days to go!