Congratulations to the 2017 Manuscript Contest Winners & Finalists!

GENERAL FICTION

WINNER
The Poacher’s Code by Julie Dalton


FINALISTS
The Knowledge of Sorrow by Jane Estes
101 North by Tabitha Forney
A Subversive Experiment by Anna Near
Stumbling by DF Salvador
What Remains Behind by Rodney Walther

HISTORICAL FICTION

WINNER
Puppet Chase by Roger Collier

FINALISTS
A Shameful Silence by Richard Cunningham
The Thousand-Year Flood by Alberta Deacon
Shepherd’s Sons by Frank Kavanaugh
Mary Bennet Gets No Play by Wendy Lym
Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell

MIDDLE GRADE

WINNER
Looking for Stardust by S.E. Witschorke

FINALISTS
Running With the Wolf by Erin Golden
The Pass to Avenar by Polly Holyoke
March in the Island of Happiness by Amy Lange Kawamura
The Bee Maker by Mobi Warren

MYSTERY

WINNER
You Can Tell Me by Shirley Redwine

FINALISTS
Grave Redemption by Lisanne Davidson
Torches by Wendy Gee
Shrouded by Meredith Lee
Death is a Laff Riot by Robi Polgar

NONFICTION (GENERAL NONFICTION & MEMOIR)

WINNER (General Nonfiction)
John Cotton: His Life and Times by Barry Cotton

WINNER (Memoir)
No Credit for Living by Jenny Fleming

FINALISTS
The Fetish Girl Diaries by Bella LaVey
Then There Was You by Michelle Olmsted
An Indian Among Los Indios by Ursula Pike

ROMANCE

WINNER
The Bliss Tour by Julia Lee

FINALISTS
The Girl in the Hedgerow by Diane Owens Prettyman
Bagels and Salsa by Lara Reznik
The Taste of Names and Other Things by Masha Sukovic

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

WINNER
The Ragnarok Recurrence by Katie Drake

FINALISTS
Area 54 by Kathy Benjamin
The Left Behind by Brandi Endres
Theme Song Panic by Courtney Larsen
Ascensions by Robert Witherspoon

THRILLER/ACTION ADVENTURE

WINNER
Designed for Death by Summer Dale

FINALISTS
Crossing by Annette Montez Kolda
Miami Days, Havana Nights by Linda Bennett Pennell
Granite Elephants by Tom Rhyne
Shadow of the Blue Eagle by Robert Witherspoon

YOUNG ADULT

WINNER
Damaged Goods by Flor Salcedo

FINALISTS
What Comes Next by Lindsey Beilue
One in Three by Shelli Cornelison
Dark Wind by Adrienne DeWolfe
Nightmares and Daydreams by Kim O’Brien
The Girl in the Hedgerow by Diane Owens Prettyman

 

Find more information on our manuscript contest here.