Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Genesis Finalist 2008

What more can I add to the title?

Sponsored by the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Genesis contest for unpublished novelists is highly competitive with some amazing writers that enter. Somehow I advanced in what I consider a tough category (sci-fi/fantasy/allegory) with a manuscript I figured had no chance. I was simply hoping it would score well with the judges and curry some good feedback. I guess it scored well!

God’s unexpected gifts continue to surprise me.

For those interested, here's a complete list of the finalists:

Chick lit/mom lit/lady lit: Annalisa Daughety, Tiffany Kinerson, Sara Richardson, Lynda Schab, Erica Vetsch

Contemporary Fiction: Christina Berry, Dan Case, Lynne Gentry, Jennifer L. Griffith, Jim Rubart

Contemporary Romance: Annalisa Daughety, Kathleen Haynes, Cara Slaughter, Sandra van den Bogerd, Linda Yezak

Historical Fiction: Yvonne Anderson, Lori Benton, Mona Hodgson, Christina Miller, Rachel Moore

Historical Romance: Patty Smith Hall, Myra Johnson, Allison Studer, Erica Vetsch, Karen Witemeyer

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller: Ed J. Horton, Melanie L. Jones, Janice Olson, Donna Alice Patton, Jane Thornton

Romantic Suspense: Dani Pettrey, Kelly Ann Riley, Julie Scudder, Jane Thornton, Jenness Walker

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Allegory: (there are six finalists because there was a tie for the 5th finalist spot) Lynda K. Arndt, Valerie Comer, John W. Otte, Jim Rubart, Chawna Schroeder, Stuart Stockton

Women's Fiction: (there are six finalists because there was a tie for the 5th finalist spot)Heather Goodman, D'Ann Mateer, Sara Richardson, Linda Rondeau, Cynthia Ruchti, Kristian Tolle

Young Adult: Kasey L. Heinly, Stefanie Morris, Susan Miura, Janet Rubin, Carla Stewart


Valerie Comer said...

Congrats, Chawna! And thanks for posting up the complete list for all categories. I hadn't seen it yet, so copied it for my blog also.

I'm hoping Steve and Andy will want to buy all six manuscripts! :P

Chawna Schroeder said...

You and me both!