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Monday, May 31, 2010

Tuesday Toot-My-Own-Horn

So, normally this is the place where I'd do a Tuesday Tale.  But I wanted to share some *exciting* news with y'all.  I just found out that Destined made it to the final round of the Florida Writer's Association's Royal Palm Literary Award competition for unpublished YA.
Yeah, that's a mouthful.  Basically, it means that three judges looked at the first 50 pages of my novel - submitted anonymously - and out of 150 possible points, I scored at least 100.  I don't yet know where I fall in the range of 100-150.  

Now I get to submit the full manuscript and a fourth judge will read and score it.  The lowest score from the first three judges will be dropped and the three remaining scores combine for my total.  First, second and third places receive recognition.

The good news for all Florida writers?  It's still not too late to enter!  The deadline for submissions doesn't close until July 16th.  If you're interested, check out the FWA website.  There are categories for both YA and MG. Go forth and enter!

Destined (a retelling of Cupid & Psyche)
When Sadie destroys the one relationship she can't live without, she must journey alone through ancient Greece and confront the goddess who'd see her dead if she wants to reclaim an immortal love.


Julie Musil said...

Jessie, that is such wonderful news! Fingers are crossed for you on the next go 'round.

salarsenッ said...

You already know, Jessie. ";-)
(Pss...glad the comments are working out.)

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely amazing! What a great affirmation of so much hard work.

Jessie said...

thanks, everyone! I'm super-excited. The mss is going out in the mail tomorrow.

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