Sunday, February 10, 2013

20 Pitch+250 Top 50 Announcement

The top 50 submissions have been sent to our fabulous Round 1 judges. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here they are:

Jayme Woods - The Only Infinite
Laurie Litwin - Gripped
Tiffany Parks - Beatrice and the Legend of the Turtle Fountain
Matthew Stern - Liar's Chair
Amber Mitchell - Garden of Thorns
Carissa Taylor - The Awakening of Minna Gray
Lori Goldstein - Becoming Jinn
Catherine Chant - Swings and Pendulums
Tessa Devan - Beanblossom Versus Bombastic Bandits
Kate Larkindale - The Sidewalk's Regrets
Rebecca Harwell - Starwisp
Dana Edwards - Harold-The Kid Who Ruined My Life and Saved the Day
Beth Pond - Podium Finish
Gary Caruso - Our Souls to Keep
Jana Hutcheson - Truly and Forever
DiAne Gates - Roped
Serena Lawless - Figment
Heather Raglin - Crossing the Divids
S. D. Keeling - The Amulet of Isis
Sarah Cannon - Warnsveld
Thomas Torre - Copernicus Nerdicus
Kendal Muse - Blackrock
Mari Clark - The Snake and the Darkness
Ryan Hancock - An Uncommon Blue
Erin Steele - The City and the Chaos
H. L. Carpenter - Pirate Summer
Dianna Winget - True as Steel
Krystal Marquis - The Thirteenth Subject
Leslie Rose - Over the Deep Fried Rainbow
Patricia Tighe - Counting Winks
Jessica Silva - All Hollow
Nicole Zoltack - A Question of Faith
Lauren Teffeau - Fireproof
Ava Jae - Reaper
James Koonce - Coming Up Next
Nicola Call - Dorkboy
Bitsy Kemper - Mitch is in Stitches
Heather Feasy - Magical Me
Jess Schira - Dwarfed
Carrie Spencer - Captain Fannypack
Stacey Nash - Forget-me-not
Talynn Lynn - The Grave Clothes Laundress
Larissa Hardesty - Meditation
Keely Dunn - The Only One
Christopher Ledbetter - The Sky Throne
Minerva Vasquez - Awake
Kara Laughlin - This Side of Heaven
Linda Budzinski - The Funeral Singer
Heather Davis - New Eden Chronicles
Kate Michael - A Song in Winter

Congratulations to all of you and good luck in Round 1! Thanks so much for sharing your work with us, and please know that we enjoyed reading them all and appreciate the hard work and creativity that has gone into developing such strong openings and pitches.

Jan and Martina


  1. Yay! Congrats to everyone and best wishes for the next round.

  2. Congrats to all! I had a hard time sorting through the lack of formatting (a learning disability is not helpful with a compressed list!) but I recognized at least one name! Yay!

    1. Hi Angelica,

      I went ahead and reformatted. Thanks for your note! Jan was an absolute rock star typing out this list after we made the very difficult decisions this week, and sometimes blogger just doesn't cooperate late at night!

    2. Thanks for fixing it! Now I see more names I know and off to congratulate them! <3

  3. Aww, too bad I didn't make it. ;P Congrats to the top 50! :D

  4. Thank YOU for the opportunity. Congrats to all the Round Oners.

  5. Ditto what Leslie said--thanks for the fantastic opportunity! And congrats to the other top 50! :)

  6. Awesome! =) Thanks so much for the chance to submit my work - and congrats to everyone who took a chance and submitted. =)

  7. So many great titles! I look forward to seeing what happens in the next round.

    Good luck, everyone!

  8. Congrats to these winners! And congrats to ANYONE who took a chance and put their entry out there to be judged. :) It's all part of being a writer.

  9. As Leslie said, thank you for this opportunity. I'm honored to have made it into Round One.

  10. Congrats to all and good luck in the next round!

  11. YAY! I recognized a few names so extra excited for that!

  12. Exciting stuff - congrats to all and good luck in the next round! :)

  13. Woohoo! We're there! Thanks so much for sponsoring this!

    HL Carpenter

  14. I'm so excited and honored to be going on to Round 1. Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful contest and good luck to everyone!

  15. Congratulations to everyone who made it to Round 1. Good luck.


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