(In Rena's own words:)
I really enjoyed reading all of these entries! Many of them were strong and I would certainly have continued to read more of many of them. I look for strong voice and writing more than anything and I will often read on if I’m impressed by those – that’s the hardest thing to nail!
I said “I’m intrigued” or “I’d keep reading” to many of you – so if you saw that and were surprised I didn’t ask for pages, it’s because it’s true – I would likely have read on, but there’s a difference between being willing to keep reading on and requesting to read a full or partial manuscript based on only 250 words.
Thanks to everyone who entered! It was a great group of entries!
In the spirit of the Olympic Games:
Bronze Medalists – Query and the first 25 pages:
#31 – Breaking the Chalice
#4 -- The Bone Tree
Silver Medalists - Query and first 50 pages:
#35 – Da Vinci’s Secret
#29 – Dolsa Bones and the Witch Who Stole Laughter
Gold Medalists – Query and full manuscript:
#40 – How Ty and I Saved the World
#17 – Basille
#1 – The Third Gift
Winners: Please email me at facelesswords(at)gmail.com for specific submission instructions!