Thursday, May 14, 2009

WOOHOO!


Here are the Finalists for the 2009 Genesis Contest. Congratulations to all the finalists!

CONTEMPORARY FICTION:(total entries: 44)


Sharon Ball
David W. Fry
Jennifer Griffith
Ane Mulligan
Patty Slack


CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE:(total entries: 75)


Cathy Bryant
Kathleen Haynes
Lisa Jordan
Christy LaShea Smith
Eileen Astels Watson


HISTORICAL FICTION:(total entries: 39)


Nancy Herriman
D'Ann Mateer
Christina Miller
Sandi Rog
Christine Schmidtke


HISTORICAL ROMANCE (six finalist entries due to a tie, but one is adouble finalist):(total entries: 57)


Jody Hedlund (double finalist with two entries)
Lisa Richardson
Connie Stevens
Gina Welborn
Lacy Williams


MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER:(total entries: 45)


David Fry
Anne Greene
Dineen Miller
Lynda Schab
Alan Schleimer


ROMANTIC SUSPENSE:(total entries: 50)


Mary F. Allen
Wenda Dottridge
Danica Favorite-McDonald
Kelly Ann Riley
Janet Warren


SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/SPECULATIVE FICTION:(total entries: 45)


Valerie Comer
Megan Ebba
David Fry
Suzanne Krein
Lisa Tuttle


WOMEN'S FICTION:(total entries: 62)


Cathleen Armstrong
Marie Wells Coutu
Candee Fick
Julie Garmon
Ashely Weis


YOUNG ADULT:(total entries: 37)


Kasey L. Heinly
Gretchen Hoffman
Susan Miura
Diana Sharples (double finalist with two entries)


This year, the Genesis had a whopping 454 entries! That's a gigantic 43% increase from our numbers last year! Hooray!



10 comments:

  1. Erica - thanks SO much for all your work for the Genesis contest. I'm definitely looking forward to getting comments back from the judges! Maybe next year I'll get "the call". :)

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  2. Katie, that's a great attitude, and it will take you far. And I hope you do get "the call" next year. I hope I'm the one who gets to call you! :)

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  3. Thanks Erica! I know I'll keep trying! I just blogged about it all... about the fears and doubts and faith involved in this journey!

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to swing by my end of the blogosphere and congratulate me! I truly appreciate it! I read your interview on Katie's blog a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed hearing your Genesis story!

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  5. Thanks for posting this list, Erica! Would it be possible for me to post it on my blog, WordVessel? Just let me know...

    Thanks again! Blessings!

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  6. It's fun to rejoice with the finalists--woohoo!

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  7. Great minds think alike, huh? I'd just posted this list when the box for your blog came up. It's an exciting day for the finalists--I wish them all the very best!

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  8. Thanks, Erica, for cheering us on! And for those who didn't "get the call" this year, hang in and keep working. I didn't final last year, yet that's the manuscript that sits on 3 editors' desks. Gina Holmes didn't final with the manuscript that won her an major contract. And I've always learned so much from my judges. :) So thanks to all who judge.

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  9. Cathy, feel free to post the list. Let as many people as possible know about the fabulous writers of the ACFW.

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