Thanks to everyone who entered the Write On! Online May Challenge: Query Contest – “Books!” We received some excellent entries. Special thanks to authors Amy Friedman (Syndicated Columnist, “Tell Me A Story“) and Dennis Danziger (A Short History of a Tall Jew), who selected the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the finalists! And to Los Angeles-based literary agent Betsy Amster, who will be reading the 1st Place Winners!

And the winners are …

Fiction

1st Place: Dorothy Dreyer, Pretty Girls Make Graves
(Prize: Dorothy’s query will be read by Betsy Amster, president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises AND she will receive a $200 iScript gift certificate)

2nd Place: Dawn Hullender, The Trinity Saints
(Prize: Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents 2010, courtesy of The Writers Store, and an autographed copy of Child of Fire from author Harry Connolly)

3rd Place: Terri Forehand, The ABC’s of Cancer According to Lilly Isabella Lane
(Prize: eBooks, courtesy of VBT: Writers on the Move: Miami Snow by Mystery/Suspense Author Darcía Helle (QuietFury Books) and the Celebration Poetry Series—Cherished Pulse: Unconventional Love Poetry, She Wore Emerald Then, and Imagining the Future—by Magdalena Ball & Carolyn Howard-Johnson.)

Non-Fiction

1st Place: Cara Holman, The First 50 Years
(Prize: Cara’s query will be read by Betsy Amster, president of Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises AND she will receive a $200 iScript gift certificate)

2nd Place: Maxine Frendel, Making Them the Best Four Years
(Prize: Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents 2010, courtesy of The Writers Store, and an autographed copy of Child of Fire from author Harry Connolly)

3rd Place: Monica Murphy, The Pros and Cons of Raising Mom
(Prize: eBooks, courtesy of VBT: Writers on the Move: Writing, Publishing, and Marketing – You Can Do It! by Karen Cioffi and The Frugal Editor by Carolyn Howard-Johnson (author of the acclaimed HowToDoItFrugally series).)

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Thanks again to all who entered. Now get those queries out there. And best of luck to everyone. To your success!

Remember, the deadline for the Write On! Online – June Challenge: Query Contest – “Screenplays & Teleplays” is June 30th.

The winner in each category will have their query letter read by Los Angeles literary agent David Boxerbaum of APA. They will also receive a copy of Blake Snyder’s SAVE THE CAT! The Last Story Structure Software You’ll Ever Need. Screenwriter Tracey Jackson (Lucky Ducks) will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners from the Screenplay finalists. Jeanne Veillette Bowerman (co-founder of Scriptchat) will choose the winners in the Teleplay category. For details and full prize information, go here.

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  1. Dorothy Dreyer 8 years ago

    I am speechless. Thank you so much, Debra, for having this contest. I’m so overwhelmed with surprise that I can’t think straight, so I better keep this short lest I make a fool of myself, lol. Wow! 🙂

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  3. Gina 8 years ago

    Congratulations Dorothy! Way to go!

    My best to all of the other winners as well!

  4. Karen Cioffi 8 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners!

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