Monday, October 1, 2012

GUTGAA Small Press Pitches!!!


Welcome, Pitchers!!! Welcome, Judges!!! Welcome, One and All!!!

Wish I had a trumpet fanfare for you!
Today my blog is honored to co-host the GUTGAA Small Press Pitch Contest! The entries in the ADULT category are conveniently listed on my sidebar. 101 pitches made their way through the emailing round on Friday and the hardworking, never failing Deana Barnhart sorted them all out into four categories. The other blogs co-hosting this week are Deana, Juliana Brandt and Ink In The Book. Due to the imbalance of entries, there will be a proportionate number of winners per category:

Adult: 31 (8 finalists will be picked)
YA Contemporary/YA Historical: 22 (5 finalists will be picked)
Other YA: 36 (9 finalists will be picked)
NA & MG: 12 (3 finalists will be picked)

The finalists will be narrowed down by wonderful mystery judges who will indicate their votes in the comments. Here are the mystery judges' names for the Adult entries on my blog:

Rose Cardinal
Slave to the Muse
Kinderella
Manchee

NOTES: Ties will be broken by other judges in the contest. Winners will be announced on Friday. Next Monday, Deana will post the 25 finalists on her site for the final round of judging. And if you have any questions, I will try to answer, but Deana is the most knowledgeable. This is so exciting! There are so many great books-to-be out there! GOOD LUCK!!!

21 comments:

Ellie Garratt said...

Good luck to everyone that entered!

Brinda said...

Woo hooooo! Good luck to everybody.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck to everyone!

Nick Wilford said...

Very exciting! Good luck everyone!

Dana said...

Good luck to them all!

Ink in the Book said...

I love your Fall Fairy visitor!

Theresa Milstein said...

Sounds like a great opportunity!

Tonja said...

I saw mention of this at Ink in the Book. Great idea!

Christine Rains said...

Good luck, folks! :)

M Pax said...

Wow, that will keep you busy. Best of luck to everyone.

Emily R. King said...

Ah, look at all this goodness! I'm going to check out the entries now.

L Dean Pace-Frech said...

Thanks for co-hosting and good luck, everyone!

Morgan said...

What a fun thing. Good luck everyone!!!! :D

Laura Stephenson said...

Thanks for hosting the Adult entries! I've already gotten some awesome feedback.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading all of the wonderful entries! Best of luck! -Kinderella

Gwen Gardner said...

Oh yeah, good luck to everyone! I know there are going to be awesome entries:)

Aldrea Alien said...

SoExcitedSoExcitedSoExcited!

Can't wait to see who gets through.

Kristin said...

This is a great opportunity. Good luck everyone!

Tara Tyler said...

really loving seeing all the comments on these awesome queries! and votes are coming in!

looking forward to the results on Friday!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Your blog looks so PRETTY! Thanks for the Blog Hop info.

Maggie said...

Looking forward to reading all of the wonderful entries! Best of luck! -Kinderella