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Thursday, February 16, 2012

And the Winner is...

I'd like to thank everyone for their wonderful and touching comments to last week's "hero" post. They truly meant a lot to me.

So without further ado, let's get to the winners of the critiques, shall we?

The winner of a 1000-word critique from Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi is: 


The winner of a 1000-word critique from me is:

Congratulations to both, and you can e-mail me for more details about how to send in you pages. janice (at) janicehardy (dot) com. (and remember those are the @ and . in there)

I wish I could have given away critiques to everyone, but there will be other contests and opportunities I'm sure. Actually, I have the urge to do something wacky, like a monthly drawing for a crit to a random commenter. A surprise crit, maybe I choose a day a month at random and pick someone from that day's post. I'd probably have to say that post was the random crit post so folks could let me know if they wanted one. This could be fun! What do you guys think? Worth trying to see how it goes?


  1. Congrats to the winners! I'd love if you did a critique contest every month because I'd love one from you. And yes, put that in the title so we know to enter. Thanks for thinking of us.

  2. Congrats to both. Since I'm already waiting for a critique, they deserve one more than me.

    And I second Natalie Aguirre. A would love a monthly critique contest, if that's doable.

  3. Congratulations to the winners! So happy for you!

    And I second the motion or third or what ever! :)

    Love the idea (and critiques) from you.

  4. Congrats to the winners. And a contest for a critique from you would be great. Your comments on RL Diagnostics are so helpful....and that's with just 250 words.

  5. Would love a critique contest! what if you picked one based on our pitch? That way it would also force us to hone our pitch :D

  6. Three cheers for Sareh and Michelle! Good critiques are like gold to writers.

    More opportunities for expert eyes on our works, the better!

    Thank you very much, Janice.

  7. Elizabeth Dunn2/16/2012 3:11 PM

    Love the idea Janice. And second Angela's one.

  8. Congrats, Sareh and Michelle!!

  9. Congrats Sareh and Michelle! This was a fantastic opportunity. More like it would be appreciated. Thanks for all the good advice.

  10. This is an awesome idea!! And congrats to the winners!!

  11. Wow, thank you!!! I'm so excited! I never win anything! I'm breaking my no exclamation point rule a lot! I'll be in contact very soon! :)

  12. Congrats to the winners! And I like the idea of the random crit contest. :-)

  13. Congrats Michelle!

    Janice, you've been tagged-

  14. Janice, you are so giving and just flat wonderful. I find the excitement of contests really thrilling and motivating as a writer. A critique is priceless - the best gift ever!

  15. Thanks all! Seems like the random crits are a go, so I'll give them a try. Sometime in March I'll pick a post and pick a commenter.

    I think I'm going to keep them "on the down low" for a bit so regular readers can benefit more. One reason to do it is to say thank you for all the support you guys have given me.