Writing Contest Official Results


girl and confettiWriters’ Week and the writing contest were so much fun! More than 550 votes were cast during phase two of the contest!

I’m considering adding a second writing contest in March, so look for more information on that in the next few weeks. I’ll be doing a little market research to determine interest on the part of participants as well as sponsors and prize donors. (If you want to make sure you get this info, I suggest subscribing or following me on Twitter, FB or Google+.)

WINNERS: You will receive an email from me today asking for your contact information. Please reply to this email promptly, so we can get your prizes to you.

First Place

“Ghosts of Seniiti” takes first place. Jake Magee wins:

  • “Ghosts of Seniiti” will be published on Moxymag.com.
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Literary critique of his query letter and first 30 pages of his manuscript by Natalia Sylvester of Inky Clean.
  • Launching a Successful Freelance Web Writing Career, e-book by Jennifer Mattern of All Freelance Writing
  • T-shirt from Small Business Bonfire

Second Place

“Creative Writing” takes second place. Laurie Skelton wins:

  • $50 Amazon.com Gift Card
  • Professional business card design by KeriLynn Engel of Dreaming Iris Design.
  • 30 Day Marketing Boot Camp for Freelance Writers, e-book by Jennifer Mattern of All Freelance Writing
  • T-shirt from Small Business Bonfire

Third Place

“Business as Usual” takes third place. Stephanie wins:

Some Votes Were Thrown Out

Now, I mentioned Saturday morning that a few late votes were counted in the displayed results. While it doesn’t really impact the contest overall, I didn’t want anyone to cry foul after seeing the numbers changing after the deadline.

The polling plug-in I used was set to close precisely at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, but collected a few results after that. I don’t understand how or why, but luckily the voting log includes a time stamp (see below), so I knew exactly which votes to cut.

About Emily Suess

Emily Suess is a technical marketing writer by day and a freelance copywriter by night. And, no, she's not related to Dr. Seuss.
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  • J24fan

    So very excited and proud of my son. Thanks for having this competition.

  • Laurie Skelton

    Thanks for having this contest!  It was loads of fun, and I was happy to be a participant (and winner!).

  • http://frommywriteside.wordpress.com The Drama Mama

    Thank you for hosting this contest. I had a lot of fun, and wow it was such an honor to be listed among so many fabulous entries. Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd place winners!

  • Kpiccini

    The contest was great….so glad to see my friend Steph win 3rd place and congratulations to the other amazing winners!!!

  • http://www.austinbriggs.com Austin Briggs

    It was a fantastic contest. I truly enjoyed reading the entries and felt honored to be one of the judges. Congratulations to the winners. 

    And for others, I’m sure you guys gained quite some new readership! Some very worthy stories will stay with me for a long time.

  • http://twitter.com/MichelleDLowery Michelle Lowery

    Reading all the entries was so much fun! I loved seeing what everyone came up with. Thanks so much for having me, Emily!

    Congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone who entered and was brave enough to share their writing with a bunch of strangers. :-)

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