Monday, April 21, 2014

#yahugs Round One Winners!!!

(Artwork provided by S.P. McConnell)


I'd like to thank everyone who participated in #yahugs.  

I need to share an observation with you. (Sorry it's the teacher in me.) No matter if you are submitting to a contest, to an editor, or to an agent, you must follow directions. Reading the directions and doing what they say can be a matter  of whether your submission will be read, marked ineligible, requested, or rejected. Why am I saying this? Because numerous people did NOT follow the contest direction. You were to submit your query letter and that was all for round one. I hope that this will be a learning experience for all of us. 

Without further ado...

The round one winner of #yahugs, in no particular order:
  1. Donna McDine - Images of the Past
  2. Yamile Mendez - A Chair of Every Color
  3. Heather Powell-Van Fleet - Taking a Chance
  4. Sarah Sharp - Royalty By Day
  5. Kimberly Van Sickler - The Mall In Gullybrook
  6. Elizabeth Arroyo - The Simple Truth
  7. Roshani Choski - The Glass Garden
  8. Jen Galasso - The Love Spell
  9. Lauren Kerstein - Every Part of Me
  10. Caitlin LaRue - Welcome H.O.E.M.
Congratulations to the round one winners. Please submit your first seven pages through this link by Wednesday, April 23rd.

The winners of the thirty minute phone calls with Literary Agent, Terrie Wolf and the line edit and critique (from me) will be announced here on May 2nd.

16 comments:

akaterrie said...

Sharon, thank you. You're a joy to work with, even when you make me shake in my boots!

Lenny Lee* said...

CONGRATS to all the winners!!

Tracey M. Cox said...

Woot! Woot!
Recognizing some great names on this list! Congratulations to all!

Sherry said...

Congrats everyone!

Martha Ramirez said...

Super congrats to all the winners! What an honor!

Jo said...

Without further ado??? You must have been thinking of something completely different.

Congrats to the winners.

Donna McDine said...

Woo hoo! I'm over the moon and congratulations to all the winners! I'm in great company!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to all the winners! What an awesome contest.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats to the winners! All the best!

Yamile said...
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Yamile said...

Wonderful contest! Congrats to all my fellow finalists! Thanks for hosting this Sharon and Terry!

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats and hugs to the winners!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sharon - that's fantastic .. you've made 10 people very happy .. so pleased for one and all - good luck to them for the next step in their journey to publication ..

Cheers Hilary

Crystal Collier said...

Wahoo! Look at that epic list of first rounders. And more importantly, you're still alive, Sharon! You are so amazing.

Jemi Fraser said...

I see some names I recognize! Congrats to all!!! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

Congrats to the winners!

Glad to see Sarah and Elizabeth here.