Earlier this year you may remember the call went out for novels to be submitted to a pair of intrepid publishers for judging, with the chance that they might offer publication if they saw something they really liked. Now the judging process is complete and the winners have chosen their prizes, so we can let you all in on the news! This contest was held in association with Splashdown Books of New Zealand and Port Yonder Press of the Midwest USA.
First place goes to Eileen Mueller for her fantasy, Ezaara. Eileen chose Faith Awakened by Grace Bridges as her prize, but has elected to wait for the new improved edition coming soon from a new publisher and under a new title. Eileen also won a critique and a cash prize of $100.
Second place goes to Sarah Dunn for her paranormal, Bitten. Sarah has selected The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press. This book is not out yet but she’ll be getting one of the first copies! Sarah also won a critique and a cash prize of $50.
Third prize goes to Mary Brock Jones for her science fiction, Torn. Mary selected Avenir Eclectia Vol. 1 from Splashdown Books as her prize, and it should be landing in her mailbox any day now! Mary also won a critique and a cash prize of $25.
Fourth place goes to Daniel Williamson for his fantasy, The Hero Within. Daniel chose A Writer’s Survival Guide to Getting Published by Terry Burns, from Port Yonder Press. Likewise, this is on the way! Daniel also won a critique and a cash prize of $25.
Congratulations to all our winners and good on you for your hard work! Thanks also to Splashdown Books and Port Yonder Press for making this competition possible.