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2009 ACFW Genesis Finalists!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Congratulations to the finalists in the finalists in the 2009 ACFW Genesis Contest for unpublished authors!

Sharon Ball
David W. Fry
Jennifer Griffith
Ane Mulligan
Patty Slack

Cathy Bryant
Kathleen Haynes
Lisa Jordan
Christy LaShea Smith
Eileen Astels Watson

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):
Jody Hedlund (double finalist with two entries)
Lisa Richardson
Connie Stevens
Gina Welborn
Lacy Williams

David Fry
Anne Greene
Dineen Miller
Lynda Schab
Alan Schleimer

Mary F. Allen
Wenda Dottridge
Danica Favorite-McDonald
Kelly Ann Riley
Janet Warren

Valerie Comer
Megan Ebba
David Fry
Suzanne Krein
Lisa Tuttle

Cathleen Armstrong
Marie Wells Coutu
Candee Fick
Julie Garmon
Ashley Weis

Kasey L. Heinly
Gretchen Hoffman
Susan Miura
Diana Sharples (double finalist with two entries)

  1. Carman Boley permalink
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 4:32 pm

    Wow. David Fry was in at least three of those categories.
    The name Lisa Tuttle just reminded me of a weatherman who used to be on tv. His name was Aaron Tuttle, and he had hair so red it was almost orange, and my sister wanted to marry him. Of course, she was only about 13 years old. HAHA! We went on a field trip to the station, and my sister got to take a picture with him, she was so happy!


  2. Renee permalink
    Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:07 pm

    Can’t wait to see what comes out of the historical fiction and romance categories, although it’s great to see new authors in all these categories. Best wishes to all the finalists!!!!


  3. Thursday, May 14, 2009 5:17 pm

    Thanks for posting the list, Kaye. I haven’t seen it anywhere else yet.

    I’ve been watching and watching for it–not that I entered. But it’s always exciting to see who the finalists are. I was one in ’07, and it was a great experience, especially since you get a phone call in advance letting you know. It’s not like getting the published call, I’m sure, but it’s still fun.

    And one of my editing clients finaled! I’m so excited for her.


  4. Thursday, May 14, 2009 6:16 pm

    Yay! Congrats to all the finalists. Best of luck to them all. I don’t know any of the finalists this year, which is kind of unusual, but I hope they all feel proud of their accomplishments.


  5. Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:49 pm

    Quite an accomplishment….to all ~ Congrats!!!


  6. Leslie permalink
    Friday, May 15, 2009 1:29 pm

    Hmm… Considering that several of those folks finaled more than one story – if their mss are complete, methinks that this time next year they won’t be eligible to be in the Genesis competition.

    Which is a good thing 🙂

    Congrats to the finalists!


  7. Sunday, May 17, 2009 9:46 am

    Question: Who are the judges for determining who the finalist are – and then are there a new set of judges to then determine who wins? I always wonder how it works.


  8. Sunday, May 17, 2009 9:33 pm

    In the Genesis contest, each entry is judged by three anonymous judges—published authors and/or freelance editors who work with publishing houses and are quite familiar with the genre guidelines and what publishers are looking for (as well as elements of good writing and good storytelling). Those scores are then added (averaged??) to determine the top five (or six) finalists in each category.

    The finalists then are judged by two or three editors and/or agents who specialize in or have an interest in the genre they’re judging. Their scores determine the overall rankings/winners.


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