Thursday, August 20, 2009

Contest Update

The romance critique group contest has closed, but there's more for some of you... I've sent e-mails out to certain entrants requesting more material simply because there are too many great entries and I can't narrow the selection down any further. Since I want to wrap this up over the weekend, I can't risk losing out on one of the entries because of a possible e-mail mix-up. So, I'm listing the first names of everyone who should've received a request for more.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Please note the competition was very strong. Don't be discouraged. I saw potential in every single entry.

Here, in no particular order, is the list of people who should've received a request e-mail from me.

-Stephanie F.
-Stephanie G.
-Stephanie H.

Once you've sent your second sample, you should, within 12 hours, receive an e-mail confirming I received the entry. If you haven't heard from me by then (and after checking your junk mail), contact me again.

Good luck to everyone! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.


  1. What a great way to find crit partners! Hope your group gels and meshes to produce stellar works.

  2. Thanks, Angie. It worked the last time. I found three great crit partners from the contest I held in June. By the looks of things, I'll have good luck with this one, too.

    Lynnette Labelle

  3. Sending you more pages. If I'm allowed, I'm taking it from another manuscript because I like my beginnings! :-)

  4. Stephanie: No problem, as long as it's adult fiction with some element of romance.

    Lynnette Labelle

  5. Any way some of the contestants could volunteer to form a new group? Seems like you have a bunch of great writers. If not chosen, I would love to connect with others, if they are as strong as you say.


  6. Sharon: That would be up to those who aren't chosen. I've posted the first names of my pre-finalists, but I'm not prepared to give out full names or e-mail addies. However, many of these writers have posted comments on my blog, so it wouldn't be too hard to find them.

    Lynnette Labelle