Congratulations to the 2015 Manuscript Contest Winners & Finalists!

 

 

MAINSTREAM FICTION

Winner:
Big Woods by May Cobb

Finalists:
Broken Silence by Daphne Beer
Things I Will Learn About You When You're Gone by Mollie Staffa
Playing in the Shadow of the Wind by Jacqueline Hill
Secrets by Anna Slade

HISTORICAL FICTION

Winner:
Doomsday Man by D.F. Salvador

Finalists:
The Princeton Incident by Cliff Avery
Orphan Moon by T.K. Lukas
The Fire in the Rock by Charles Norman
Monsignor Dad by Ron Seybold

MEMOIR

Winner:
From Clients to Crooks: A Political Insider Reveals the Real Washington D.C. by Leslie Sorrell

Finalists:
Wander: A Journey into the Thick of Things by Katie Visco
Grass Stains by A.M. Lewin
At the Cut Places by Jenny Fleming
Buried Alive by Betty Bewley

MIDDLE GRADE

Winner:
All Souls Realty by Jennifer Wolf Kam

Finalists:
Ellery Jones by Laura Kestner
Midgard by Neal Chase
Good Enough by Diane Daniels Manning
Youngspell by J. Rae Moore

MYSTERY

Winner:
Broken Moon by Martha Braniff

Finalists:
Point and Shoot by Laura Oles
The Roadkill Brothers by Tasca Shadix
Sick Twist by James Eliasberg
No Fault of Her Own by Wanda Dionne


GENERAL NONFICTION

Winner:
The Batboy by Anne Keene

Finalists:
Redemption Squared: Our Story of Crime, Redemption, and Forgiveness by Kirk Blackard
An Abuse of Power by J. Oliver Green

ROMANCE

Winner:
The Mer Chronicle: A Duty Too Far by Kate Ramirez

Finalists:
The Silver Express Escort Service by Carson Miller
Like Nobody is Watching by Gina Springer Shirley
The Heretic's Daughter by Jessica Trapp
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Hunter by Gaylon Greer

SCIENCE-FICTION/FANTASY

Winner:
Jimbo's Big Day by Bart Cleveland

Finalists:
The Ebon Blade by Jere Ellison
The Book of Magnificent Things by Lisa Glasgow
Penn's Odyssey by Katrina Baecht
The Last Immortal by Tad French

THRILLER/ACTION-ADVENTURE

Winner:
The Princeton Incident by Cliff Avery

Finalists:
The Great Wall by Danielle Fifer
Brownsville by William Lucas
Saving Jake by Hardy Roper
Bear Bones by David McKinney

YOUNG ADULT

Winner:
The Book of Magnificent Things by Lisa Glasgow

Finalists:
Dire Wolf by Daniel Bos
Sparrow by Mary Jackson
Butterfly Suicide by Mary Ann Loesch
Not Fully Human by Debra Johnson