Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The four winners of the Backspace Agent-Author Seminar Scholarship Contest announced!

Without further ado (because Joanna and I are literally wiped out from reading and re-reading so many great queries and page samples!), the four winners of the 2009 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar Scholarship Contest are:
Susan Moger
Edgewater, MD
YA | 75k words | Title: Grace at War

Lisa Iriarte
Celebration, FL
Sci-Fi | 100k words | Title: Assassin's Nightmare

Lori Walker
Santa Barbara, CA
YA | 69k words | Title: Sugar Beet Hearts

Nikki Loftin
Austin, TX
Middle Grade | 34k words | Title: Escape From Comportment Camp
The four of you will be receiving a scholarship to attend the 2009 Backspace Agent-Author Seminar, taking place on November 5th & 6th at the Radisson-Martinique Hotel in New York City.** Someone from Backspace will be in touch with you shortly to discuss the details.

Joanna and I both look forward to meeting all of you in person in November!

**The scholarship does not cover transportation cost to NYC or hotel stay. If you are unable to use your scholarship, please let me know as soon as possible.

Congratulations to all our winners, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who had the courage to enter the contest!

13 comments:

Natalia said...

How exciting! Congratulations to all the winners!

ChristaCarol said...

Congrats, winners!

~Jamie said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations to the winners!

Victoria Dixon said...

Congrats to the winners! Any chance they have their queries on blogs or websites so we can see and learn? :)

Elizabeth Lynd said...

Congratulations to the winners! Hope you all have a terrific time in New York.

jmartinlibrarian said...

Great idea, Victoria. These titles sound intriguing; I'd like to hear more about the winners. Thanks for the contest!

Lisa Iriarte said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so excited! Thanks so much! Looking forward to meeting you in person!

suzie said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Karen Dionne said...

Congratulations to the winners! Colleen told Chris and I that the competition was REALLY stiff. Thanks too, to Colleen and Joanna for all their hard work in making the scholarships happen - you two are just the BEST!

We're looking forward to meeting the scholarship winners in New York, and hope to see many more of you there!

Karen Dionne said...

(Chris and ME, Chris and ME. I always do that!)

Ronald said...

Wow, one of the winners is my creative writing teacher!! Congrats and have fun at NYC Mrs. Iriarte and all the other winners!

Nikki said...

Thanks, Colleen! I'm thrilled ~ what a great opportunity.
See ya there! Nikki

Casey McCormick said...

Congratulations winners!