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July 23, 2014 at 11:43am
July 23, 2014 at 11:43am
Good Deeds - June 2014 Winners!
Congratulations to the following three winners of "Good Deeds Get CASH!!

*Star* First ($100): Review of "The Pack" by Loreli
*Bullet* Second ($50): Review of "Fools Regret" by WordNinja
*Bullet* Third ($25): Review of "Tears in the Gathering Mist" by Marcia~Feeling Blessed!

To select the winners, we randomly choose 10 of the entries to the contest and then SMs, SM and I individually rank those 10 reviews according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. I combine our rankings and from that we get our top 3 winners. Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered this month.

~Diane

Remember, all members, regardless of membership level or time on Writing.Com, are eligible to enter their reviews into "Good Deeds Get CASH! so be sure you enter!
July 19, 2014 at 12:30pm
July 19, 2014 at 12:30pm
Journey Through Genres - June 2014 Winners!
The following winners for the June 2014 running of "Journey Through Genres: Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 16 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "Journey Through Genres: Official WDC Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "One Long Day in Chicago"   by Wb☆Ŵiɫch
*Bullet* Second Place - "Happenings at a Haunted House"   by J. Edwin Phillips
*Bullet* Third Place - "Murder on Ice"   by Bane - I Write in JJ&A

We had a few entrants that noted this was their first time trying the mystery genre, which is wonderful! All entries were entertaining and I enjoyed reading them. Thanks to the judges for their time and attention to the entries.

~Diane

*Right*   July's Contest is: "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest


July 16, 2014 at 4:17pm
July 16, 2014 at 4:17pm
Hook Us 2014 Contest Winners!
The following winners for the running of "Hook Us! were chosen from the 17 entries that advanced to Round Two. Congratulations to the following three winners:

Winner of the Grand Prize of $750 credit from InstantPublisher.Com   plus Writing.Com will buy a personally signed, first InstantPublisher print edition of the book, shipped to us, for a price of $250 cash** is:

         *Star* "Choosing Her Chains - Query Letter"   by Amalie ~ Excited but sick :( *Star*


*Bullet* Second Place - "Delta Sector Blues Query Letter"   by jay
*Bullet* Third Place - "Within Shouting Distance-Query"   by SwordntheStone22

Thanks to everyone who entered and especially to the judges for their time and consideration of each entry! This was a very difficult decision.

~Diane
June 15, 2014 at 10:55am
June 15, 2014 at 10:55am
Short Shots - May 2014 Winners!
The following winners for the May 2014 running of "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 26 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "Short Shots: Official WDC Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "Amazing Grace "   by Orange1
*Bullet* Second Place - "Going Home"   by HuntersMoon
*Bullet* Third Place - "This Is The Way We Shall Rise"   by Roseille - Writing ♥

~Diane

The contest for June is: "Journey Through Genres: Official WDC Contest
June 15, 2014 at 10:35am
June 15, 2014 at 10:35am
Good Deeds - May 2014 Winners!
Congratulations to the following three winners of "Good Deeds Get CASH!!

*Star* First ($100): Review of "Dreams In Which I'm Dying" by ♫~Kenword~♫
*Bullet* Second ($50): Review of "Another Chance" by Bonnie
*Bullet* Third ($25): Review of "The Sparrow (a parody of The Raven)" by Riot

To select the winners, we randomly choose 10 of the entries to the contest and then SMs, SM and I individually rank those 10 reviews according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. I combine our rankings and from that we get our top 3 winners. Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered this month.

~Diane
June 15, 2014 at 10:11am
June 15, 2014 at 10:11am
Hook Us - Round Two Begins!
The entrants moving on to Round 2 of "Hook Us! have been selected and announced! The judges now have the difficult task of reviewing each query letter to determine the winners. Thanks to everyone that entered and good luck to all entrants listed in:

 
STATIC
ID: 1852067 (ASR)
Round 2 Hook Us! Entries 
Query letters to be considered in Round 2 of the Hook Us contest!
by Diane


~Diane
May 26, 2014 at 12:10am
May 26, 2014 at 12:10am
New Community Merit Badge: Honor
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May 15, 2014 at 3:38pm
May 15, 2014 at 3:38pm
Good Deeds - April 2014 Winners!
Congratulations to the following three winners of "Good Deeds Get CASH!!

*Star* First ($100): Review of " "Lookout the Moose"" by Torissa Nikole
*Bullet* Second ($50): Review of "The Detached" by Sparky
*Bullet* Third ($25): Review of "Nathaniel's Blueprint" by Maryann - Away

To select the winners, we randomly choose 10 of the entries to the contest and then SMs, SM and I individually rank those 10 reviews according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. I combine our rankings and from that we get our top 3 winners. Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered this month.

~Diane
May 15, 2014 at 2:12pm
May 15, 2014 at 2:12pm
What A Character - April 2014 Winners!
The following winners for the April 2014 running of "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest were chosen from the 29 entries submitted. Each entry was judged based on the criteria provided in "What a Character! : Official WDC Contest. Congratulations to the following three winners:

*Star* First Place - "No More Miss Nice Girl"   by Thankful Sonali Power is 7!
*Bullet* Second Place - "No Didn't Work"   by Tam - To Haevelein!
*Bullet* Third Place - "Dreams Reborn"   by Amalie ~ Excited but sick :(

This month there were 7 entries disqualified for not following the rules. Entrants, please check the rules before submitting your entry to be sure it will not be disqualified! Thanks as always to the judges for their time and attention spent reading and selecting the winners. Reviews will be sent shortly.

~Diane

The contest for May is:

 
SURVEY
ID: 1221635 (E)
Short Shots: Official WDC Contest 
Use the photo to inspire your creativity. Write a story and win big prizes!
by Diane
April 28, 2014 at 1:42pm
April 28, 2014 at 1:42pm
Good Deeds - March 2014 Winners!
Congratulations to the following three winners of "Good Deeds Get CASH!!

*Star* First ($100): Review of "Long Musings on Short Stories" by DyrHearte writes again
*Bullet* Second ($50): Review of "Dragoman Challenge C1" by Lady Katie-Marie
*Bullet* Third ($25): Review of "The Secret Place" by blue jellybaby

To select the winners, we randomly choose 10 of the entries to the contest and then SMs, SM and I individually rank those ten reviews according to "Guidelines To Great Reviewing. I combine our rankings and from that we get our top 3 winners. Thanks to everyone who reviewed and entered this month.

~Diane

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