Thank you all for your patience! (Or self-restraint, at the very least.)
I am excited to announce the WINNERS of our second SECRET AGENT Are You Hooked? contest, hand chosen by Barbara Poelle.
THIRD PLACE WINNER:
Hope (Post #18) by Michelle
THE PRIZE: Barbara Poelle requests that you send your first chapter and a full synopsis to facelesswords(at)gmail.com.
SECOND PLACE WINNER:
Treasured Lies (Post #10) by Elknutswife
THE PRIZE: Barbara Poelle requests that you send your first three chapters and a full synopsis to facelesswords(at)gmail.com.
FIRST PLACE WINNER:
Deadly Disillusion (Post #15) by Ridgerunner
THE PRIZE: Barbara Poelle requests that you send your full manuscript and a full synopsis to facelesswords(at)gmail.com.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THREE OF YOU! Please email any questions you may have concerning your prizes.
Wait, there's more!!
Any entry for which Barbara Poelle said she would "read on" or if it was clear she enjoyed the segment, she encourages you to send the first ten pages and a full synopsis to queries(at)irenegoodman.com. with ATTN: BARBARA POELLE, REQUESTED CONTEST FINALIST in the subject line.
(There should be approximately ten or so of you.)
And there you have it! A smaller turn-out with some top notch results! I'm awfully proud of all of you. What an honor to be involved in even the smallest way! Who knows where things like this may lead, you know?
And on a quick closing note to those of you who will be submitting your winning entries: In Barbara's words, she will "bust her biscuits" to get through these, but you should still count on a 6 to 8 week response time. (She is, after all, only human. Which explains why she doesn't represent sci/fi, yes?)
Thanks, kudos, cheers, slaps-on-backs, huzzahs, et al. I'm going to go have a glass of white.