This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
What a competition!
The public votes have been counted and verified for the People's Choice Award Winner, Simon & Schuster UK have sent word of their Books and the City Award Winner and we can finally reveal the results!
Voted for by the public and winning: A full manuscript critique with Avon Commissioning Editor Caroline Hogg over tea and cake in their London offices, a £50 voucher for writersgifts.co.uk, an introduction to and entry critique from top UK Literary Agent, Diane Banks of Diane Banks Associates Ltd, a selection of 10 Avon Titles and a Kindle…
THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER 2012 IS
Colleen Downham for With Every Heartbeat (read the entry)
Chosen by Simon & Schuster UK and winning: A full manuscript feedback from the editorial team at Simon & Schuster, Author Mentoring and meeting with Sunday Times Bestselling author of RSVP Helen Warner, a £50 voucher from writersgifts.co.uk and a Books and the City 10 Book Selection…
THE BOOKS AND THE CITY AWARD WINNER 2012 IS
Kate Rhead for KnickerBocker Glory (read the entry)
The Bookminx of Simon & Schuster said:
"I was immediately gripped by Iris’s plight in Knickerbocker Glory, I loved the hint of vintage glamour and the humour shone through. In just the 3000 words I read, I could sense the sizzle of a possible future romance with Jack, and am looking forward to reading more!"
THE PUBLIC VOTE RUNNER UP IS
Jan Sprenger for Vicki's Work of Heart (read the entry)
Chosen by random.org:
The prizedraw winner of the 10 book selection from AVON (HarperCollins) is Una McNeela!
The prizedraw winner of the 10 book selection from Books and the City (Simon & Schuster UK) is Annie Todd!
All prize winners will be contacted this week with further details of your prizes!
Thank you so much to everyone who entered, tweeted, blogged, facebooked, commented and voted about the Novelicious Undiscovered competition. Thanks to the wonderfully generous prize-givers and, of course, to the fabulously talented shortlist who entertained us with their words.
Huge congratulations to the award winners, we hope this a lovely boost to your future writing career.
Until next year's contest!
Kirsty and the Novelicious Team xx