Monday, June 4, 2012

Drum Roll Please....

During a busy and fun weekend, while I chatted it up with some fab folks at the Lori Foster Reader/Author Get-Together, I put my blind judge (my hubby, who is not blind at all) to work on our MFF contest judging.

I printed out each entry, removed names and titles, except for entry number, and even formatted them in a similar fashion. Hubby sat in our hotel room and read them all, then marked 1, 2, and 3 on his picks for our winners. I had no influence on his choices, but I'm very happy with them, nonetheless. That being said, you ALL did a fabulous job. I was uber impressed with how much variety and creativity you peeps put into these 13 entries. I'm already looking forward to another contest.

Don't you just wish I'd get to the winners already??? I'm such a stinker.

Without further ado...the winners of Unwritten's May Flash Fiction (MFF) contest are...

1. A Child Needs His Father by Rebecca Barray
2. Banished by Cristina Rehn
3. MFF#11 by Angie Ballard

Winners, you will receive these fabulous prizes:

1st Place: One print copy of The Emotion Thesaurus by Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman, One print copy of The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman, one first-page critique by one of the authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, and an interview on Unwritten!

2nd Place: One PDF of The Emotion Thesaurus, one first page critique by one of the authors of The Emotion Thesaurus, and an interview on Unwritten!

3rd Place: An interview on Unwritten!

Everyone send a big woot, woot to these fine writers for their fabulous work. And please stay tuned to Unwritten for even MORE contests in the near future....



  1. Oh my gosh!! I'm thrilled and terrified at the same time!! The books sound amazing and I can't wait to read them. The critique and interview are a little scary though. Thank you so much Mysti (and blind judge hubby)!! It's so wonderful to know that there are actually real people out there that like something I've written. :D

    Thanks again!!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners! Whoot! And Mysti, thank you for providing this fun and inspiring challenge. I had a great time.


  3. What an awesome contest! Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who participated including your not so blind hubby ;p

  4. Wow - with all those amazing and moving entries, I never thought I'd win! I agree with Rebecca - the interview and critique give me a few butterflies, but in a good way too.

    Thank you Mysti for sharing your site with other writers!

  5. Congratulations to all winners, especially Rebecca!

  6. Congratulations to Becca, especially! A well-deserved honor! :)

  7. Congratulations to the winners. This contest was fun and I enjoyed all the stories.

    Thanks, Mysti and hubby.

  8. Yay!! I'm so excited! Congratulations to Rebecca and Cristina!!

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  10. Congratulations to all the winners - well-deserved --
    Thanks Mysti for the inspiration that sent our muses on a quest for stories...
    And thanks to Mysti's blind-NOT hubby for his assistance.

  11. Yep, it was quite fun! Thanks to everyone who submitted AND commented :)

  12. A big congrats to the winners, and a huge shout out to everyone who entered. You are all awesome! :)

  13. Congratulations to the winners! You deserve it. Thanks to everyone else for sharing their stories. You all make the world a better place with your work.


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