Thursday, September 13, 2012

And the winner is....

Edit: We received an email from Bridget this morning saying she'd like to receive queries from the 5 finalists. WHO are these finalists you ask?

#24 Heather Hawke --Raven's Wing
#16 Karen lee Hallam --AbeGale Force
#14 Sara Biren --CLOUD 9
#10 Kate Brauning --The Other Side of Silence
#5 Emily Cushing --Race to Butch Cassidy's Gold

(Be sure to mention you were a finalist!)

As for the others involved feel free to query her too and mention the contest in your subject line :)


You guys are so awesome, with all the comments and the awesome entries. We have a very talented group of followers, dears. So! First up...
The mystery agent is....
Bridget Smith of Dunham Literary!!!
A bit about Bridget:
Bridget Smith began her career at Dunham Literary, Inc. in June 2011.
Previously, she was an intern at Don Congdon Associates, worked at a secondhand book store in Connecticut, and evaluated short story submissions for under Liz Gorinsky and Patrick Nielsen Hayden.
She graduated from Brown University in 2010. While there, she studied anthropology and archaeology, worked as a radio DJ, fenced on the varsity team, and helped design an experiment that she later performed in microgravity at NASA.
A lifelong fan of children’s books, she’s looking for middle grade and young adult novels in a range of genres, including fantasy and science fiction, historical fiction, romance, and contemporary, plus anything that bends the rules of genre. She is actively seeking books with underrepresented or minority characters.
She is also seeking fiction for adults, especially fantasy and science fiction, historical fiction, and literary women’s fiction.
In accordance with her college degree, she’s interested in informational, literary nonfiction, especially science or history written by experts for a general audience.
And for the part y'all are all waiting on. Bridget has selected Entry 8--Lovesense by Robin Hall as the winner! She will be critquing the first 50 pages of your manuscript! :)
Please email us at for instructions :)
Thanks for participating, y'all. We're hoping to put together a contest for late October or early November--if you have any suggestions for it, please share them in the comments or email us! :)


  1. Congratulations Robin!

  2. Congrats Robin. You totally deserve this. Woo-hoo!

  3. Yay! Robin. Congratulations. This is AWESOME!

  4. Yay! I'm doing a happy dance. Thank you for the contest!

  5. That was a fun contest! Congrats to Robin!

  6. Great news, Robin! Congratulations.

    Huge thanks to the the Writerly Rejects for being so awesome by offering these opportunities to connect with other writers.

  7. Congratulations, Robin!
    And I'll echo the thank you to Writerly Rejects for hosting the contest(s) - it must be a lot of work, and we really appreciate the opportunity.

  8. Thanks so much for having me, everyone! I enjoyed reading your entries, and this was a tough decision. While I could only pick one winner, I'd be glad to see a query from anyone who entered! Just make sure to mention this contest. Send it to!

  9. Congrats Robin! Your excerpt was one of my favorites. And a big group hug for everybody who participated - I was so impressed by the quality of the entries. And super big thanks to the Writerly Rejects!

  10. Congrats Robin! I loved your entry! Well deserved.

  11. Woohoo! Huge congrats to all the winners. How exciting and good luck with the queries! :-)
    ~ Laura, YALitChat

  12. How Wonderful!! Thanks to everyone who participated and Writerly Rejects for hosting this. So much fun and now I'm buzzing with excitement. Congratulations Robin! :) I enjoyed reading all of the entries. Hugs!

  13. Thanks all. It was a great contest. And congrats to the finalist!