Monday, May 23, 2011

Aaaaand Winners

In Mr. Richman's own words:

There were a lot a strong samples among these entries, and I’m happy to see so many writers willing to work on their craft and provide feedback to others. Some of my decisions were based purely on personal taste, so please don’t be too discouraged if you weren’t selected.

But, since this is a contest, there had to be winners. Two samples intrigued me enough to garner honorable mention honors.

Honorable Mentions: #19, Violet Ray and the Magnetic Pole Reversal, and #21, Superheroes Don’t Eat Veggie Burgers. Each of these authors can may email me their pitches and the first twenty pages of their stories.

The winner: #22, Seagull Rising. I was really impressed by the level of the writing in this sample! The author may email me his or her complete manuscript.

Congratulations all!  Winners, please email me at facelesswords(at) for specific submission instructions.


  1. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you, Authoress and Mr. Richman, for hosting another great SA contest!

    (And a huge shout-out to the winner, SEAGULL RISING! Amy's one of my critique partners, and her manuscript is completely made of awesome. I can't wait to hear what Mr. Richman thinks of it!)

  2. Congratulations to the winners. I came late to the party so I wasn't able to critique many entries(I would just have been repeating what had already been said) but I did read every single one of them and there were quite a few that I'd love to read more of, so here's hoping we see them in print one day!

  3. Congrats to the winners! And thanks to Authoress for hosting!!

  4. Huge congrats to the winners, and as ever many thanks to Authoress for taking the time to host this contest every month, it's always fascinating to read the entries and crits!

  5. Congratulations to the winners! I didn't have time to crit all the entries and I was working backwards. I don't think I read any of the winners, so I'll have to go and do that now.