Monday, April 16, 2012

Our Winners

Tricia Lawrence has chosen 4 winners:

#9 -- Scientastic Supergirls
#10 -- Drummer Boys
#17 -- The Museum Fire
#31 -- Forever Friday

The prize:

Ms. Lawrence would like to see your full manuscript.  Winners, please email me at facelesswords(at) for specific submission instructions.

Congratulations, all!


  1. Congrats to the winners and a big hearty thanks to Authoress and Ms. Lawrence for her excellent comments.

    Quick question, though - I see that Ms. Lawrence (including everybody at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency) is not accepting unsolicited queries/submissions. However, if Ms. Lawrence mentioned in her comments that she thought an entry had a good opener or intrigued her, is it OK to query her the old-fashioned way while referencing this contest? Just curious.

    Again - congrats to all on an awesome contest, as usual!

  2. I wanted to especially thank Miss Lawrence for the care and attention she paid to each submission. I would also like to thank Authoress and all the commenters for creating an invaluable internet meeting place for aspiring authors to give and receive thoughtful criticism. Every work is better for having gone through the process on this site and that cannot be said of other blogs out there. So, let's all appreciate what we have and work hard as a community to keep it a place for high quality crit. It works for all of us so well and I am so glad I found this place.

  3. Congrats to all the winners! :)

  4. Yay! Two of my favorites are on that list. In fact, I'm surprised to see Scientastic Supergirls again--I first read that one on another blog and thought it'd be scooped up in a heart beat. Such a great title.

    Best of luck on your requests everyone :)


  5. Congratulations to the winners! Great contest. Thanks again!

  6. Ooh!! I'm so excited!

    I entered mainly to get the critiques before I start querying, and with such strong entries, I really didn't expect to be selected as a winner.

    I think today is going to be the day to start querying!

    Thanks Melanie for the above and thank you to everyone for your feedback!

    Ann (#9 Sciencetastic SuperGirls)

  7. Congrats to the winners. Sciencetastic Supergirls was one of my favorites! Thanks to Ms. Lawrence and the others for the thoughtful critiques. And thanks to Authoress!

  8. Congrats to the winners - Loved #10 Drummer Boys - I so want to see what happens there.

    Good luck everyone!

    Thanks Authoress - this was a wonderful experience for me! I'll be checking back to see what happens.

  9. Congratulations to the winners!!

    Thanks so much to Authoress and Tricia for doing this!

  10. Congrats, winners! You all did brilliant work - I hope this leads to something great!

  11. Ooh, I'd also like to know if Ms. Lawrence is open to queries from contest participants. Authoress, can you enlighten us? We'll take a 'no' graciously!

  12. Congratulations winners! This was an excellent pool of submissions.

  13. Franziska -- Ms. Lawrence has not offered to see queries from contest participants.

  14. Thank you, Authoress. You've saved me from making a nuisance of myself!