Monday, September 10, 2012

And Winners!

And here are this month's winners:


 #7, Fireproof 
#19, Suspended State
#27, Mountain Escape
#30, Staying Dead

The prize:

Mr. Dunton would like to see the first 100 pages of your manuscript.


#43, The Recruited

The prize:

Mr. Dunton would like to see your full manuscript.

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


Mr. Dunton is hoping to get a query from anyone who got an "I'd read more" or "I'd probably read more" comment.  Please send these queries through his normal querying process, and be sure to mention your SA entry in the body of your query letter.



  1. Congratulations winners! There were a lot of really, really good entries this month.

    (I was #40, and I'm still smacking my forehead over how many readers thought one of my characters was a pair of pants. Oops. Needless to say, I've fixed it.)

  2. Yes, congrats winners!!

    I really enjoyed reading all the entries and receiving feedback on my own submission (#34).

    @Princess Sara - yours was an enjoyable read and what an easy fix :)

  3. Congrats to all the winners.

    I think I learned as much from reading the critiques on other entries as I did my own (#41).

    Good luck to everyone who gets to submit, and thanks again Authoress for running these contests.

  4. Yay and congrats to the winners! I didn't even have Mr. Dunton on my list, so I'm excited to query him. Thanks to everyone for the feedback (#3)!

  5. Congratulations to the winners. In my opinion, the grand prize winner was a great choice.

  6. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you Authoress for a great opportunity!

  7. Big congrats to the winners & to Mr. Dunton for his spectacular insight.

    Thanks to all who critiqued my entry (#14) and yes, I immediately fixed the 'Cam' confusion.

  8. Congratulations and good luck to the winners, and to everyone else. I know the comments I received were quite helpful to me.

  9. Does this count the ones who had 'would definitely read' comments?

    Congrats to the winners. I was thrilled my favorite entry was a runner up (which is still a winner).

  10. Congrats to the winners! And thanks for making me LOL, Princess Sara! ;)

  11. Congratulations to the winners! With appreciation for the opportunity to submit (#9)and get helpful feedback from Mr. Dunton, and from other commenters. This was a great experience :-)

  12. Congrats to all the winners! I'm so honoured to be in the runner up list.

    Thank you so much, Mr.Dunton. You've totally made my day!

    And a huge thank you to Authoress for hosting this contest. You are amazing!

  13. Congratulations to all the winners. Wishing you great success.
    Happy reading, Mr. Dunton!

  14. Congrats to the winners!! All great reads. And good luck querying to everyone with a "read on." Lots of great entries and critiques! So much fun.

  15. Fabulous job, winners! There were so many great openings. I continue to be impressed with the quality of writing and critiques. Received a lot of solid feedback on my own submission.

    Keep up the great work.

  16. Congrats to all the winners, and thanks for all the feedback.