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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Semi-Finalists and Finalists announced for the 4th Quarter

Drumroll...............

Semi-Finalists:

M. Alan Ford of California
Laurie Gailunas of Michigan
Sarah Grey of Arizona
Erica Hildebrand of Pennsylvania
Edward A. Liebing of Utah
David Moore of California
Chris Owens of Virginia
Gwendolyn Clare Williams of North Carolina
Cliff Winnig of California

Congratulations to you all! You will receive a full critique from
our coordinating judge, K.D. Wentworth.


Finalists:

John Arkwright of Georgia
Andrew Baines of Texas
Scott W. Baker of Tennessee
Kevin Kenan of Oregon
Jeffrey D. Lyman of New York
Lael Salaets of Oregon
Meagan Spooner of Virginia
Laurie Tom of California

The above 8 writers stories will be sent to 4 of our judges. Of the 8,
3 will be winners. GOOD LUCK!!!! I will post the news as soon as I
have it.

Joni Labaqui

5 Comments:

  • At January 14, 2010 at 7:21 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So if a story wasn't on either the honorable mentions list or the finalist/semi-finalist list, it means it wasn't deemed worthy of an honorable mention? Can you say about how many stories that happens to each time?

     
  • At January 15, 2010 at 10:03 AM , Blogger Joni Labaqui said...

    We don't give out numbers. It is a lot but the focus should be on your story each time and continuing to submit.

     
  • At January 17, 2010 at 2:01 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi Joni, I'm wondering if you can give an estimate about when the judges are going to decide on the winners. I expect it's a very fluid schedule, but even a ballpark estimate would be great! Thanks!

     
  • At January 19, 2010 at 4:56 PM , Blogger Joni Labaqui said...

    It will take around 1 month, hopefully sooner.

     
  • At February 18, 2010 at 1:44 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dear Joni,
    It must be a terrific feather in the caps of the 8 finalists to have been considered. They must each be so proud to have made it that far out of the many, many stories you must receive. They must be great writers with great futures ahead of them. Do they get recognition for their work?

     

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