Writers & Illustrators of the Future Blog

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

3rd Quarter Semi-Finalists and Finalists Announced!

The Semi-Finalists for the 3rd Quarter are:

Amanda Clark of Oregon
John Chu of Massachusetts
Alex Perdian of Washington
John Shade of Texas
T.C. McCarthy of South Carolina
John McMullen of Ontario, Canada
Chris Owens of Virginia
Harrison Paul of California
Garth Upshaw of Oregon
Rachel Zakuta of Massachusetts

Semi-finalists receive a critique from our coordinating judge,
K.D. Wentworth, which is worth its weight in GOLD.

Congratulations to you all. Now, for the finalists..........

The FINALISTS for the 3rd Quarter are:

Adam Colston of Devon, United Kingdom
Jakob Drud of Denmark
Brent Knowles of Alberta, Canada
Geir Lanesskog of Washington
Dwayne Minton of Hawaii
Robert Pritchard of California
Brad Torgersen of Utah
Tom Waters of New Mexico

Congratulations!! Now the nail biting begins. The eight finalists stories are now being judged by 4 of our judges. Names not to be divulged at this point for obvious reasons. Also, do not blab around which story belongs to which writer above. If you know the name of the story that one of the above wrote, don't blab it around. If you are wondering why, it is because this contest is anonymous. The judges do not know who wrote the stories they are reading and if they do know, they cannot judge the quarter.

So at this stage, celebrate the contestant, yell through the hilltops that you, or your friend or writing buddy is a FINALIST, but don't say for what story please.

Again, Congratulations to all of you. And everyone should be on their next story already, if not done!


  • At October 15, 2009 at 10:21 AM , Anonymous Brad R. Torgersen said...

    Happy to be on the Finalist list again. Didn't know it would be so soon! Hopefully this time I score a W. If not, then that's two stories in the pot for potential Published Finalist. Thanks again Joni and K.D. for all you do for us aspirants.

  • At October 16, 2009 at 7:06 AM , Anonymous Anthony Sullivan said...

    Woohoo! Congrats to all! Especially my pals Adam and Brad. Welcome to the big leagues. Save me a spot. ;)

  • At October 17, 2009 at 8:40 PM , Blogger JoeyJordan said...

    Congrats to the winning authors! You are on your way, Enjoy the exciting game of what your life will become!
    And soon shall we hear the Illustrator winners for 3rd Quarter? =) I've been checking 10+ times a day and know there are a few other artists doing the same =)

    -Joey Jordan

  • At October 19, 2009 at 7:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Two questions:

    1. Is there any particular significance to the groupings of the honorable mentions? i.e., is the "first set" of honorable mentions ranked higher than the "second set" or were these just the order in which they were judged?

    2. Any word on when the Illustrators of the Future 3rd quarter results will be posted?


  • At October 21, 2009 at 12:01 PM , Anonymous Adam Colston said...

    Thanks. Congratualtions and good luck to the other finalists! I'm no good at waiting, so I'm already writing for Q1 2010.

  • At January 13, 2010 at 10:39 PM , Blogger Joni Labaqui said...

    Answer to the two questions:

    1. No significance at all. The first set comes back first and I post the results. Then the second set comes in. It is where the stories were in the entries that came in. If you send in early, you are in the earlier batch.

    2. 3rd quarter has been announced now. Sorry, I just saw this.


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