Here's the announcement of our winners -- completely written by our Secret Agent (thank you, Sally!):
Thanks so much for allowing me to take part in this! I was thrilled with the level of quality in these entries. It wasn't easy for me to pick winners.
Before I get to that, a couple of notes:
Please forgive me for my many typos in my comments. I hate to critique other people, only to go back and see all kinds of errors in my own writing, but the busier I get, the more typos and left-out words I find in my emails and blog posts and comments. I am constantly thinking faster than I can type and leaving words out--important words! Sorry about that. I hope you were able to figure out what I meant when I left words out.
Also, one of you has a complete manuscript in my "requested" folder right now. I give you my word, I will look at your manuscript next.
And now the winners . . .
17, 24, 29, 47
You are welcome to send me a synopsis and the first 30 pages.
I'd like to see a synopsis and the first 50 pages.
A synopsis and the first 100 pages would be great.
And first place:
Please send a synopsis and the complete manuscript.
Winners, please email me at facelesswords(at)gmail.com for specific submission instructions.