Friday, May 15, 2009

2009 ACFW Genesis contest finalists!

Captain's Log, Stardate 05.15.2009

And now, without further ado, here are the 2009 Genesis contest 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 a
double 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!

Note for entrants: WE WILL BE RETURNING YOUR SCORED ENTRIES WITHIN THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS. PLEASE BE PATIENT. Each of the 454 entries was given to three judges, so that means we have 1,362 entries to send back to entrants. Whew! That makes me dizzy just thinking about it.

If you have questions, the category coordinators' email addresses are at the bottom of the Genesis Rules page: http://www.acfw.com/genesis/. Feel free to email us!
Camy

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