Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The 2011 Sandy!

We've got another terrific line-up of final judges at The Sandy this year. Acquiring editors and top-selling agents!
This year, to make my life easier, we're also going to electronic submissions. Hopefully this will be easier and more convenient for our writers too.
Take a look! Tell all your writing pals who are ready to throw their hat in the ring and earn some recognition from people who can jumpstart your writing career!

2011 Sandy Final Judges
  • Romance - Holly Blanck, Assistant Editor, St. Martin's Press
  • Mainstream Adult Fiction - Leis Pederson, Associate Editor, Berkley
  • Suspense / Thriller / Mystery - Sarah Knight, Senior Editor, Simon & Schuster
  • Fantasy / Science Fiction - Suzie Townsend, FinePrint Literary Management
  • Children's & YA - Holly Root, Agent at Waxman Literary Agency
Oh, and two more of my past Sandy winners have sold the winning entries this year. Congratulations to Kerri-Leigh Grady and Donnell Ann Bell!


E. B. Davis said...

Okay-I'm not familiar with the Sandy. Can someone explain it for me? Is this for nonpublished authors? (Define nonpublished) Is the award associated with a conference? Is it a contest? Where is it based?

Theresa said...

Gosh, I'm so sorry for being light on details!

The Sandy is a contest for unpublished authors. The website is www.thesandy.org. That explains it completely.

Unpublished is not published in FICTION. E-pub doesn't count as published for this contest--no offense meant. Self published doesn't count either. When in doubt, email me and ask.

The top three from each of the 5 categories is ranked by acquiring/selling agents and editors. It is association with the Crested Butte Writers Conference--info on that is at the same website or www.crestedbuttewriters.org.

TONS of info there. Check it out and email me at theresa@theresarizzo.com with questions.

Sorry again for being so vague!

E. B. Davis said...

Thanks! I'll go to the websites. I'm compiling lists of awards, etc. Thanks again.

Audra Harders said...

Wow, it's time for the Sandy again? Theresa, do you ever have time off??

Great contest and great line-up of judges. Can't wait to see who your guests will be this year!