Friday, March 21, 2014

AND THE WINNERS ARE . . .

CONGRATULATIONS
NTRWA thanks all the contestants, first round judges and final round editors for making the 2014 Great Expectations Contest a success. Best of luck to all on their road of publication. ~Angi

CONTEMPORARY SERIES
MEGAN LONG, Associate Editor, Harlequin Publishing                                        
First: *Small Town Nurse, Surprise Pregnancy by Jill Kay Quincy    
Second: **A Pinch of Cinnamon by Tanya Agler             
Third: Mistress of the Manor by Jen Arnold          
Honorable Mention: All I Need Is The Girl by Joanne Dannon 
Honorable Mention: Blackmailing the Country Music Star by Jessica Davidson

HISTORICAL 
CHELSEY EMMELHAINZ, Assistant Editor, William Morrow Avon                       
First:  The Heretic's Daughter by Jessica Trapp  
Second:  Sure Shot Annie by Kari Bovee           
Third:  The Caged Heart by Carla Swafford
Honorable Mention:  Not Your Average Beauty by Michelle Helliwell  

INSPIRATIONAL
RAELA SCHOENHERR, Fiction Acquisitions, Bethany House                     
First: Kept by Sally Bradley    
First:  The Elephant's Secret by Walt Mussell   
Third:  Heart of Valor by Natalie Monk 
Honorable Mention:  A Twisted Trail by Betty Woods   

MAINSTREAM w/ROMANTIC ELEMENTS   
ALEX LOGAN, Editor, Grand Central Publishing/Forever 
First: *First Blush by Jennifer Sanchez      
Second:  Dead Man's Carve by Kym Roberts         
Third:  Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by Jamie Hoang  
Honorable Mention: Where You Belong by Susan Dunn

NEW ADULT 
ELIZABETH POTEET, Assistant Editor, St. Martin's Press           
First: **The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen   
Second:  Vengeance by Kym Roberts            
Third:   Sanguis Donum by Robin Nelson 
Honorable Mention:  Diary of an Almost Dead Girl by Samantha Lennon  

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE          
LAURA FAZIO, Assistant Editor, NAL/Penguin Group       
First:  Undercover by Linda Bond  
Second:  Seducing the Enemy by Ellen Lindseth          
Third:  The Deep End by Julie Mulhern    
Honorable Mention:  Images by Patricia Dane  

SINGLE TITLE             
MADELEINE COLAVITA, Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing
First: *Wild in Her Eyes by Laura Trentham   
Second: *Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher  by Seana Kelly         
Third:   Love In Living Color by Shelly C. Alexander     
Honorable Mention:  Finding Mr. Wrong by Lisa Houghton  

SPECIALIZED (AE,D,F,F,P,TT) 
KRISTINE SWARTZ, Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group
First: *The Illusion of Truth by Dawn Alexander 
Second:  Watchtower by J. Hover          
Third: **Recurve by Lisa Fenley  
Honorable Mention: Sucker Punching Magic by Mia Jo Celeste   

YOUNG ADULT
JULIE MIANECKI, Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group
First: *The Bright Side of the Moon by Jo McAlister
Second:  Burn Me Once by Jo McAlister   
Third:  Alien and the Beast by Amy Paulshock
Third: Sucker Punching Magic by Mia Jo Celeste  
          
**Partial requested
*Full requested

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Friday, March 7, 2014

WHEN ARE WE ANNOUNCING WINNERS?


One category is running a little late... 

Finalists will be notified at the end of this week of their placements.

BEST OF LUCK !
~Angi
AngiMogran.com




We asked our final round editors to return scores by March 17th. Unfortunately, there was a delay.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014 Finalists

North Texas RWA proudly announces the
2014 Great Expectations Finalists
Congratulations to all who entered and put your work in the hands of strangers. And the Best of Luck to the finalists as they submit their work to our final round editors.

CONTEMPORARY SERIES
MEGAN LONG, Associate Editor, Harlequin Publishing                                        
A Pinch of Cinnamon by Tanya Agler                                    
All I Need Is The Girl by Joanne Dannon 
Blackmailing the Country Music Star by Jessica Davidson  ** 
Mistress of the Manor by Jen Arnold                                    
Small Town Nurse, Surprise Pregnancy by Jill Kay Quincy                

HISTORICAL
CHELSEY EMMELHAINZ, Assistant Editor, William Morrow Avon                       
The Caged Heart by Carla Swafford              
The Heretic's Daughter by Jesica Trapp                    
Not Your Average Beauty by Michelle Helliwell                   
Sure Shot Annie by Kari Bovee                      

INSPIRATIONAL
RAELA SCHOENHERR, Fiction Acquisitions, Bethany House                     
A Twisted Trail by Betty Woods                     
The Elephant's Secret by Walt Mussell                     
Heart of Valor by Natalie Monk                    
Kept by Sally Bradley             

MAINSTREAM w/ROMANTIC ELEMENTS   
ALEX LOGAN, Editor, Grand Central Publishing/Forever 
Blue Sun, Yellow Sky by Jamie Hoang                       
Dead Man's Carve by Kym Roberts               
First Blush by Jennifer Sanchez                      
Where You Belong by Susan Dunn

NEW ADULT  
ELIZABETH POTEET, Editorial Assistant, St. Martin's Press           
The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen                 
Diary of an Almost Dead Girl by Samantha Lennon              
Sanguis Donum by Robin Nelson                   
Vengeance by Kym Roberts               

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE          
LAURA FAZIO, Assistant Editor, NAL/Penguin Group       
The Deep End by Julie Mulhern                     
Images by Patricia Dane                    
Seducing the Enemy by Ellen Lindseth                      
Undercover by Linda Bond                

SINGLE TITLE             
MADELEINE COLAVITA, Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing
Finding Mr. Wrong by Lisa Houghton            
Love In Living Color by Shelly C. Alexander               
Welcome Home, Katie Gallagher  by Seana Kelly                
Wild in Her Eyes by Laura Trentham            

SPECIALIZED (AE,D,F,F,P,TT) 
KRISTINE SWARTZ, Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group
The Illusion of Truth by Dawn Alexander                  
Recurve by Lisa Fenley                      
Sucker Punching Magic by Mia Jo Celeste                
Watchtower by J. Hover                    

YOUNG ADULT
JULIE MIANECKI, Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group
Alien and the Beast by Amy Paulshock
Burn Me Once by Jo McAlister
The Bright Side of the Moon by Jo McAlister
Sucker Punching Magic by Mia Jo Celeste   

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**First round scores added incorrectly.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

ALMOST THERE

Almost all the scores have been reported and recorded...

We're almost ready to announce our
2014 finalists.



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Entries Due on January 26th

All entries are due to be returned Sunday, January 26th.

Two categories are already finished.
Get your entries judged, judges !
>>>>smile<<<<

THANKS for your help and timliness.

~Angi

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENDED

through DECEMBER 31st

The contest is still accepting entries
please spread the word

~Angi

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

ENTER TODAY ~ SUBMIT LATER

Feel free to pay for your entry today 

and work on your entry over the holiday break,
submitting by December 29th.

~ $30.00 ~ 
~ 5,000 words ~ 
~ December 29th deadline ~ 
~ Finalists first week of February ~ 
~ Winners by St. Patrick’s Day ~

REMEMBER: published authors are eligible for the Great Expectations in categories they haven't published work for the past three years ('13, '12 & '11).

SPREAD THE WORD !