The Great Novel Contest 2013 Finalists!

The Great Novel Contest 2013We are pleased to announce The Great Novel Contest 2013 Finalists!

We received 111 submissions to this year’s contest.  Our judges were very impressed with the overall quality of the submissions.

All judging was conducted blindly.  No names were provided to the judges.

The following ten novels were selected as finalists:

The Idealists’ Daughter by Erin Altemus
The Accidental by John Bartell
The Patterer by Larry Brill
Vigilant by Joan Dempsey
Graham’s Charlotte by Drew Farnsworth
Catch a Killer, Save the World by Mel Goldberg
The Bad Demon by Jason Helmandollar
The Late Michael Brown by Paul Ketzle
The Way to Go Home by Catharine Leggett
The Horizon Conspiracy and a Bag of Bones by Ben Orlando

Congratulations to all of the finalists!

These ten novels will now be forwarded to Harvey Klinger, who will select the winner and runner-up.

While the following eight novels were not selected as finalists, our judges found them to be excellent work, deserving of an honorable mention:

Blue Feathers by Ashley Barner
A Meeting in Waterloo by Byron Edgington
From the Love of Strangers by Ellen Michaelson
Royal Blood by Savannah Thorne
Only Ghosts by Carrie-Ann Tkaczyk
Womb by Mary Reed
The Light Catcher by Cynthia Rosi
What Remains by Lynn Sloan

Thank you to all of the authors who submitted your work for consideration.  While not every novel can be selected as a finalist this year, we hope that you’ll continue writing and working on your craft.

Congratulations again to the ten finalists!