Monday, July 5, 2010

Drum Roll Please and Maybe a Bit of Saxaphone for a Jazzy Touch

This was seriously agonizing, you guys. I've spent all day reading and re-reading (and procrastinating by napping to escape the awful truth of needing to make a decision) your entries. Although they were all so awesome, I did have to narrow it down to five because I'd made RULES. Gah, I hate rules.

Those that I chose were based on my own personal preference, and are in no way reflective of lack of skill in those not chosen. Wow, I totally sound like an agent in a rejection letter with that line. And, for the record, I totally get why they say that. Choosing is HARD. Thank God for the bribes sent my way or I'd never have figured it out. *joke*

So, without further ado, here they are:

1st Place to Tammy Narayan for her short story about a woman, her smelly infant, and their strange disappearance.

2nd Place to Lynn Simpson for her short 'The Kidnapping" about a nutty woman and her fondness for cats and violence.

3rd Place to Nicole Ducleroir for her short "Arms Wide Open" about an abusive jerk and his blind wife.

4th Place to Roland Yeomans for "The Bear With 2 Shadows" which is about Hibbs and the Turquoise Woman and her teaching him about his path.

Honorable Mention to Justine Dell for "The Hunt" which totally reminded me of Indiana Jones, only far more gullible. I really want to know what happens next!

Okay, guys. If you followed the rules, you are followers so I shouldn't NEED to notify you, right? RIGHT? Of course. Now, e-mail me with your names and your preferences for gift card/internet coupon/whathaveyou. Congrats to you all.

Don't forget ALL CONTESTANTS, I offered to critique a query letter or first chapter of your WIPs, so send those along for me to take a looky-loo. Please send them in the body of the email and not as a file. It's a lot easier for me to edit that way and I'll get it done faster.


The Words Crafter said...

Yay! Congratulations everyone! And, thanks for the opportunity!

vic caswell said...

yuck, defeat tastes nasty! :) good to know there was bribery involved... helps to soften the blow.

seriously, congratualtions guys! i bet your stories are wonderful!

are you going to post the winning stories? i'd sure love to read them! please!?!?! i just got down on my knees and begged (or did I? you'll never know!)

thanks again for the fun contest christi!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats to all the winners! :)

Mia Hayson said...

Wheeeeee, CONGRATS to everyone :) I hate following my own rules too

<3 <3 <3

Sarah Ahiers said...

yay! Congrats to the winners! i wish i had had time to write something. Stupid day job, grumble grumble

Christine Danek said...

Congrats to all of the winners! Great contest Christi!

Unknown said...

Congrats, winners :D

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

It's always hard to judge when you receive a lot of great entries. Cheers to you for sticking to it.

Congrats to the winners.

JE said...

Sweet! Honorable mention!!!!! I love you!! Funny thing, I didn't think about Indiana Jones while writing it. But now I see it. Funny how you don't realize that stuff. LoL ;-)


Tamara Narayan said...

Holy Crap, I won?! Schweet! Thank you, thank you! I'm honored and jazzed and sorry it took me two days to read this post. Okay where's the email address?

This offer of critique could not come at a better time. I just got the big R on a full and have decided to revamp the first 150 pages. I'd love for new eyes to see Chapter 1. Cool beans.

Tara said...

Congrats to all the winners. And good luck to you on getting through all those critiques, Christi!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Congrats to the winners!! Very cool. He. I'm offering a chapter critique as a prize too, but I think no one wants my opinion cuz I only have two entries!!! My ego isn't bruised at all... :)

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