Welcome back, everyone. And Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic, safe, joyous holiday season. 🙂
Traditionally (because more than one year of doing something makes it a tradition, right?), this would be the week when I detail my writing-related resolutions for 2015, and compare my successes (and/or failures) against the list from 2014. But the truth is, I haven’t made any resolutions yet. Shocking, I know. So we’re going to postpone that for another week and get right down to the thing you’re all waiting with bated breath for — the winners of the holiday giveaway. Well, Round One, anyway.
All total, I received 525 entries, making it by far the most successful one I’ve done to date, thanks in part to the generous donation of a custom cover design from Cardboard Monet’s Ashley Ruggirello, and the fact that this really is a pretty cool prize. If it weren’t my giveaway, and I had something that was actually finished, I would have entered! But, since it is my giveaway, that obviously isn’t allowed. It’s not as much fun as helping someone else if I keep the prize for myself. 😉
So, as I’m sure you recall, there are two rounds to this particular giveaway. The first, which ended last night at midnight, required contestants to enter via a variety of ways listed on the Rafflecopter widget. The second will be different. But, before I tell you exactly what that means, let’s find out who those lucky Round Two participants are.
The Round One Victors
Amanda Tatman Carney
Teressa Aune Ewing
Mary Ellen Wall
Erin Deeds Beaty
Mary Liles Eicher
Thank you all so much for entering, and congratulations on surviving the first round of cuts! 🙂
The fun’s not over though. Now we get to the real meat of the competition — Round Two. If your name is on that list above, I’ll need you to submit a query and the first five pages of your manuscript (or a synopsis) by January 15th. I’ll review all the entries, looking for the person I think would gain the most benefit from this prize, and the ultimate winner will be announced, here, on January 30th. Best of luck! (And don’t worry, there will be an email detailing this heading out to the winners shortly.)
11 thoughts on “Holiday Giveaway Round One Winners!”
Where would you like us to summit our query?
Oh wait, I’m so sorry. I read too quick and just say the very last line about the email to the winners
No worries! I’ll finish drafting here in the next few minutes, so keep an eye out. You’ll have it shortly. 😉
Holy cow! My luck is never with me…maybe this means this is the year for the Boys? Thank you for this awesome chance!
You’re very welcome. Thanks for participating! 🙂
Thanks so much for this opportunity! Here’s to an amazing year for this manuscript! So excited!!!
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I am so excited to be a part of this amazing contest! Thanks for the opportunity!
Thanks so much for the re-blog! Looking forward to reading your submission. 🙂
Thanks so much for this opportunity!
By the way, is the query letter to be emailed in a separate attachment?
Also is there any particular format for the first five pages of the manuscript?
The query can be in the body of the email. And, as for format, preferably Word .Doc or .PDF for the pages, just standard stuff. I’m not terribly picky though, so as long as I can read it, we’re good. 😉
I’m so excited I made the first cut!! Thanks so much for this amazing opportunity! *fingers crossed* 😀