Thursday, April 28, 2016

5 Red Light/Green Light Contest: Announcing the Top 10!

Happy Thursday, everyone!

Below are the top 10 entries in our Red Light/Green Light contest, where writers are vying for the prizes of a gift certificate to One Stop for Writers AND a phone call with fabulous agent Kimberly Brower at RF Literary!



CONGRATS to all who made it in to our top 10, and good luck going forward!  

And for those who didn't make it in, remember that this is all subjective. If you're unsure about your opening, consider entering AYAP's First Five Pages Workshop, which runs monthly, for some extra guidance!

And now, presenting:

THE TOP 10 ENTRIES
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Amanda Perry
Young Adult Other
They say the devil was once an angel, no one knew this to be true so well as Evelyn Wharton. It came as no surprise when Evelyn’s father said he no longer wanted her; he was never around all that often to begin with. 
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Stella Nadene
Young Adult Contemporary
Through the heavy blackness I somehow find peace for the two seconds it takes before the next burst of white light. The blow that sounds at the same moment of the light is sickening--it reverberates through my face, into my eye socket, and reminds me that I am still in the moment of defeat. 
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Ambiguous_A08
Young Adult Suspense
Adam almost didn’t notice the message written on the back of the yield sign. Carry the box across the road and set it down. 
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J.A. Ward
Young Adult Contemporary
Three months ago I watched a stranger die, so I know what death looks like. In fact, I remember what it sounds like, what it feels like, too. 
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Maggie Hasbrouck
Young Adult Contemporary
My mother and every other woman who lives on Muriel Avenue gets paid to have sex, that’s just how it is. When I was in the fourth grade and just beginning to grasp the true nature of my family’s business, snot-nosed Tyler Williams shoved it in my face. 
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Christy C
Young Adult SciFi
The gun clicks and I smile. So much for acting like a professional. 
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Becky
Young Adult Suspense
 My best friend had just saved the world, again. By the fourth time, I'm pretty sure that's just called showing off.
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Megan Snyder
Young Adult Fantasy
 Somehow she lived for almost 23 years without hearing of it. Not a word, not a mere breath of the curse was whispered by anyone in the kingdom.
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Jamie Adams
Young Adult Paranormal
They arrived like thieves, in the dead of night, traveling along the edge of a silence as sharp as a knife. Maggie was carrying two of them, knives, one in a sheath at the small of her back and gathering beads of sweat despite the cold, the other strapped just above her left ankle. 
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A Reading Red Sox
Young Adult Contemporary
The boy in front of me will most likely have to die. His photograph stares at me from the screen mounted on the wall, innocuous, unassuming, disarming; his eyes are blue, his hair brown, and if you didn’t know any better, you’d think that he’s just another teenage boy. 

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