Wednesday, January 6, 2016

IWSG Post Day and Anthology Contest Winners!

It’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. I encourage everyone to visit at least a dozen new blogs and leave a comment. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs.

The awesome co-hosts today are L.G. Keltner, Denise Covey, Sheri Larsen, J.Q. Rose, Chemist Ken, and Michelle Wallace!

Today we announce the winners of the IWSG Anthology Contest! And they are…

The Mirror People by Crystal Collier
Ground Zero by Michael Abayomi
The Seventeen by Hart Johnson
Rainers by Sandra Cox
EVER-TON by Yolanda Renee
WIN by Sylvia Ney
Haunted by Melanie Schultz
Folds in Life and Death by Cherie Reich
Scrying the Plane by Tamara Narayan
Felix Was Here by L.G. Keltner

And as the number one pick overall, L.G. Keltner’s Felix Was Here will be included in the anthology title.

Big thanks to our judges – Laura Maisano, Russell Connor, Candace Havens, Dawn Frederick, Alice Speilburg, Michelle Johnson, Kendare Blake, and Lydia Moëd

Plus thanks to my awesome IWSG admins who read every story - Lynda Young Michelle Wallace, Joylene Nowell Butler, Susan Gourley/Kelley, L. Diane Wolfe, and Joy Campbell.

And thanks to everyone who entered! There were some amazing stories, which made our job of narrowing them down for the judges even tougher.

The anthology will be published later this year by Freedom Fox Press. We’ll keep you posted!

79 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats to all on the win at their bin!

Denise Covey said...

Super congrats to the winners! How exciting! Can't wait to read them all. So L.G. won overall? So cool! :-)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Very impressive list of winners.

Lan said...

Wow good job and big congrats to all the winners. Looking forward to reading the finished products!

L.G. Keltner said...

Congratulations to everyone!

Truedessa said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Hart Johnson said...

I'm so excited!!! What excellent company to be in!!! Thank you to all of you who put in so much time on this!!!!

Michelle Wallace said...

So many amazing stories...lots of talented writers!
Congrats to everybody!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations to all!

Crystal Collier said...

Yay for all the winners, and well done to everyone who entered. Talk about some stiff and amazing competition!

Arlee Bird said...

Wonderful line-up! Congratulations to all of the winners!

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Tanya Lynne Reimer said...

Some great talent there, should be a wonderful collection! Congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, guys!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

What an awesome bunch of writers they were. Congratulations to them all. A big shout-out to LG for placing first. All the runner ups were outstanding.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congratulations, everyone! What a way to start 2016! :)

Tamara Narayan said...

Thank you, Alex, for running the contest and thanks to all the judges and pre-judges. This is so cool!

S.A. Larsenッ said...

So excited for the winners! Congratulations!!!

Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations to all the winners!! Yay!!

Heather M. Gardner said...

What a great group of people!!!

Congratulations to everyone that entered and won!

Heather

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations to all. Looking forward to reading the anthology.

Tara Tyler R said...

congrats, you guys! can't wait to read the stories!

Sandra Cox said...

Thanks to all who put their time and effort into making this happen. It was an amazing idea.

Congrats, everybody. I'm in awesome company.

From what I hear everyone who entered had awesome stories. Kudos.

Yolanda Renee said...

Awesome! Especially L. G. for the title win!
Congratulations everyone - I'm over the moon!

Dean K Miller said...

Hot Dang Congrats to all the winners! And to the judges and everyone else who made this happen. The support of those around us is always appreciated. Looking forward to the release.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats to everyone, including those who didn't make it. There were some great stories submitted.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations to all the winners! It looks to be an amazing line up.

Deborah Hawkins said...

Congratulations, guys!! :D

Shell Flower said...

Congrats to all the winners--and woo hoo L.G.. I can't wait to read the anthology.

Guilie Castillo said...

How awesome! Congratulations, winners! And much, much success with the anthology :)
Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

Stephsco said...

Congrats to all the anthology winners! And to everyone who submitted, especially if this was your first ever submission to a publication. It's a big step to share work and put yourself out there. I hope you all take time to appreciate each step of the journey :)

Lexa Cain said...

Congrats to all the winners and happy that I know many of them!! Woohoo!!

Jen Chandler said...

Happy New Year to ALL and congratulations on all the winners!!! - Jen

Cherie Reich said...

Congrats to the winners! The anthology is going to rock! And I can now accept that my story is one of the ones in the anthology and not just some weird email accident. LOL!

Nilanjana Bose said...

Congrats to all winners! That's going to be an awesome antho to read!

Mark Koopmans said...

Very well done to all:)

Love that I recognize a lot of the names and a huge congrats to LG. What a wonderful feather in her writing cap :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats to all the anthology winners!!! Way to go!

Nissa Annakindt said...

Congrats to all the winners. It's always good to have a success like that to remind you that success is possible.

Nissa from
http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats to the winners and kudos to all who entered. The stories were incredible.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Congrats to the winners!

emaginette said...

Congrats, all! I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Anna from elements of emaginette

Suzanne Furness said...

Congratulations to you all.

Sherry Ellis said...

A big congratulations to all of the winners!

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations to all of you!

J Q Rose said...

Congrats to the authors and thanks to those who worked on putting this together. Looking forward to the release date!

Sher A. Hart said...

Congrats and awesome! Very happy to see some familiar names in the list. Will be even happier when I get to read the stories.

Megan Morgan said...

Congratulations to all the authors!

Sylvia Ney said...

So super excited to be included in this anthology! Congratulations to the other nine winners as well!

Juneta Key said...

Congrats all winners and big thanks to judges. Looking forward to reading.
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

Michelle Athy said...

Very cool! Congrats everyone!

Tammy Theriault said...

Congrats everyone!

Liza said...

Looking forward to some very good reading. Congratulations to all!

LuAnn Braley said...

It's been a while since I was here, but I thought I'd start 2016 with a whole new batch of insecurities! *lol*

D Biswas said...

Congratulations to all the winners, and kudos to all the readers and you, Alex! This is such an awesome venture!

dolorah said...

congrats to all the winners!! What a great event this turned out to be. Can't wait to read them in the Anthology.

Patricia Lynne said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Michael Di Gesu said...

How Exciting!!!! CONGRATS everyone! You guys are amazing! What an awesome start to the new year!!!!!

Nicki Elson said...

Hooray! Congrats to the winners. This is gonna be awesome. Can't wait to read all these fabulous stories.

EEGiorgi said...

fantastic news, can't wait to read them all. Congratulations to all winners

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Happy 2016! Congrats to all winners.

Jennifer Lane said...

Well done to all entrants! Way to stretch your writing skills.

Zan Marie said...

Congrats to all the winners! Just the titles are intriguing. Great contest, Alex. Happy IWSG Day!

Cathy Keaton said...

Congrats to L.G. for winning the whole thing. You go, boss woman! I think this anthology is going to be fun to read.

N. R. Williams said...

Congratulations to the winners.
Nancy

Shannon Lawrence said...

Congratulations, everyone!

Robyn Campbell said...

Wow. What a hoot. Congrats to all the winners. YaY, Crystal! YaY, Yolanda! *whistles* I know a lot of people entered. It had to be hard to narrow it down. I am going to join. And then I'll be able to enter the next one. Congrats, winners!And humongous thank you to the awesome IWSG peeps who read all the awesome stories. And a gigantic thank you to the judges.

Stephen Tremp said...

Wow! What a line-up of heavy hitters. More powerful than the Bronx Bombers of old. Looking forward to buying a copy and promoting the book when it comes out.

Fundy Blue said...

I can't wait to read this anthology! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the people who made it happen!

Joss said...

Well done everyone who took part and congrats to all you lovely winners. I can't wait to read the anthology once it's out.

Diana Wilder said...

Congratulations, all, and well done!

Cherie Colyer said...

Congrats to everyone who won!

Roland Clarke said...

Congratulations to all the winners. Great to see some familiar names too.

Nadine_Feldman said...

Congratulations to all winners! *applause*

Gwen Gardner said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Can't wait to get my copy. <3

Diane Burton said...

Congrats to everyone who entered and kudos to the winners.

Samantha Redstreake Geary said...

Cheers to all these awesome storytellers!! Will help promote when the time comes!!

Kristin Smith said...

Congrats to all the winners!!!

Rachel Morgan said...

Congratulations, everyone! How exciting!

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations to everyone! :D

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats to all the winners! ^_^