Snoop would like to announce the results for the Free-tique Contest with Agent Jennifer Jaeger of ABLA!
FINALISTS – (you have won a quick-crit)
(IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)
- Sarah Tregay, YA, A KISS IN PARIS
- Steve Arnold, YA, PLIMOTH COLONY, IOWA
- Steve Arnold, YA, TRIPLE THREAT
- Gregory Stephen Fields, MG, BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE
- Cherie Colyer, YA, BLOOD TIES
- Miriam Spitzer, MG, THE EXTRAORDINARY INCREDIBLE PANSY SMITH
HONORABLE MENTION – (you have won a quick-crit, too)
- Maya Creedman Ho, MG, UNLUCKY FOUR
- Bette Anne Rieth, MG, REBEL SCHOOL
WINNERS (you have won an agent crit from Jennifer Jaeger and a free-tique from C LIU)
Again, in no particular order. It was just too hard to pick out one over the other.
- Zoe Lea, YA, I AM NOT WEARING PINK
- Bill Capossere, PB, HERE COMES THE WIND
- Kimberly Wehner, YA, KNUCKLEBONE
And our RANDOM WINNER of a free-tique is….
LINDSEY LEAVITT, YA, SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD
This concludes the results of our free-tique contest! We’re sorry we couldn’t respond to everyone for this contest, but Snoop and I promise we’ll be back to our old games like OFFICE HOURS and RLGL in the near future where everyone will get a chance at some quick feedback.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE CONTEST
Snoop was very impressed with all the entries, particularly for those contestants who let Snoop know this was their first submission to anything ever. He is so proud of all of you, and he hopes this contest is not a source of sorrow for anyone. You should be pleased with yourself for getting your work out there and taking the brave step to be judged by one very critical rabbit. Everyone should keep in mind that all decisions made in picking finalists were completely based on one bunny’s opinion (with Cynthea’s help) and a failure to final does not mean anything for your submission. In the real world, our road to publication will be similar. We’re looking to impress a single editor (or more)! And we’ll face many “not right for me’s” along the way. So with that said, even though your manuscript wasn’t a match for Snoop, that doesn’t mean it isn’t right for someone else. The same holds true for Finalists–a nod from Snoop doesn’t always mean a yes everywhere else either. (Snoop would like to think otherwise, but we all know he has a very inflated ego.)
Now…housekeeping details. If you’ve won something, you should receive the crits within the next couple of weeks. If you do not receive them by November 19th, feel free to harass Snoop at SNOOP AT CYNTHEALIU DOT COM. Please do not harass our dear agent Jennifer. Snoop will be handling inquiries related to crits.
Also, if anyone has any questions or wants to wish the people listed here a hearty congrats, feel free to post your comments. I will open this post for public comment.
Cynthea and Snoop