#FallWritingFrenzy Winners!!

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Aloha #FallWritingFrenzy peeps-

So…who’s excited to hear about the winners of the second annual Fall Writing Frenzy??

There were 354 wonderful entries. It wasn’t easy but guest judge Donna, Kaitlyn, and I have some wonderful winners to share! And of course, we have more than the original 36 prizes to give…we just couldn’t help ourselves!

Thank you to everyone for your patience, but most of all, for the way you all came together as a community. In the past few weeks, Kaitlyn and I have been so happy to watch you make connections with one another, become inspired in your writing, and cheer each other on. This is what makes the kidlit community so special!

And now….the time has come to make the special announcement everyone has been waiting for…BUT- before we do, we would like to say, from the bottom of our hearts, that you are ALL winners in our eyes. Kaitlyn and I had trouble narrowing down and choosing the winners because there were so many stellar entries. You are all tremendous writers, and what’s more, you’re devoted to your craft. And that’s the most important thing. So please don’t be disappointed if you don’t see your name below, we could only pick a certain amount. So here we go…

The winners for the #FallWritingFrenzy contest for 2020 are:

Ana Gascon Ivey, Brown Princess, will receive a critique from Amparo Ortiz
Sandhya Acharya, Amma, Is Diwali here?, will receive a critique from Erin Siu (Erin made this selection!)
Danielle Sharkan, The Meadow of Spirits Unknown, will receive a critique from Vivian Kirkfield
Colleen Murphy, No Turning Back, will receive a critique from Diana Murray
Andrew Hacket, The Stars You Don’t See, will receive a critique from Wendi Gu
Lisa Stauffer, Among the Trees, will receive a critique from Josh Funk
Ashlee Hashman, Backward, will receive a critique from Joyce Sweeney
Dana Miroballi, Cinderfella the Sculptor, will receive a critique from Valerie Bolling
Janie Reinart, Cry Wolf: Poem for Two Voices, will receive a critique from Lynne Marie
Carrie Karnes-Fannin, A Red Legend, will receive a critique from Mira Reisberg
Jakki Licare, The Red Spark, will receive a critique from Harriet Low
Shannon Nelsen, The Wonders of the Leaves, will receive a critique from Alli Brydon
Janelle Harper, Big Sis, Lil Sis, will receive a critique from Charlotte Wenger
Karen Keesling, Falling Apart, will receive a critique from Nadia Salomon
Liz Kehrli, Skeleton’s Change of Heart, will receive a critique from Tammi Sauer
Kelly Jensen, Star Seed, will receive a critique from James McGowan
Laurie Carmody, No Bones About It, will receive a critique from Tara Lazar
Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson, Mama’s Sunflowers, will receive a critique from Teresa Robeson (Teresa made this selection!)
Preeti Gopalan, A song of light and dark, will receive a critique from Saadia Faruqi
Melissa Trempe, Hungry Wolf, will receive a critique from Heather Bell
Jolene Gutiérrez, Lost in the Woods, will receive a critique from Annie Lynn
Judy Sobanski, Fall-ing, will receive a critique from Alexandra Alessandri
Melissa Mwai, More Than Magic, will receive a critique from Sydnee Monday
Amber Hendricks, Fall Begins, will receive a critique from Vicky Fang
Kelly Zhang, An Autumn Daydream, will receive a critique from Megan & Jorge Lacera
Amy Flynn, Ever & Oak, will receive a critique from Ellen Leventhal
Laura Clement, The Gift, will receive a critique from Amanda Davis
Katie Grant Watson, The Autumn Parade, will receive a critique from Ana Siqueira
Bonnie Kelso, Autumn, will receive a critique from Janna Morishima
Michele Ziemke, Karma is a Witch, will receive a critique from Aya Khalil
Aixa Perez-Prado, Brujita BOO!, will receive a critique from Ernesto Cisneros
Kirsten Leestma, The Haunted House, will receive a critique from Meera Sriram
Tina Mowrey, This Halloween Night, will receive a critique from Kyle Lukoff
Brenda Whitehead, The Rainbow Tree, will receive a critique from Donna Barba Higuera (Donna made this selection!)
Dazzle Ng, Needle, the Evergreen, will receive a critique from Ishta Mercurio (Ishta made this selection!)
Brittany Pomales, The Bones, will receive a critique from Candice Conner (Candice made this selection!)
Ashley Chalmers, The Adventure of Skeeter S. Squirrel, will receive a critique from Lydia Lukidis (Lydia made this selection!)
Nicole Loos Miller, Alive, will receive a critique from Jolene Gutiérrez (Jolene made this selection!)
Ebony Mudd, If Only, will receive a critique from Jolene Gutiérrez (Jolene made this selection!)
Krista Legg, The Unthinkable Path, will receive a critique from Kaitlyn Sanchez (Kaitlyn made this selection!)
Alicia Curley, Brewing, will receive a critique from Kaitlyn Sanchez (Kaitlyn made this selection!)
Kara Sibilia, The Lonely Road, will receive a critique from Kaitlyn Sanchez (Kaitlyn made this selection!)
Karen Pickrell, I Need a Hero, will receive a critique from Kaitlyn Sanchez (Kaitlyn made this selection!)

To the winners- expect an email in the next few days, matching you with your donor.

If you would like to read the winning entries, please have a look at this page: https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2020/09/30/fall-writing-frenzy-entry-form/

We send you all virtual hugs – please continue to write and connect with the kidlit community! Each voice is distinct and special.

Thank you for this wild ride, we are already looking forward to next year’s edition. In the meantime, please follow Kaitlyn and I on Twitter, our Twitter handles are @KaitlynLeann17 and @LydiaLukidis to continue connecting. And feel free to follow our blogs, we both interview writers and industry professionals and regularly host giveaways. Here’s Kaitlyn’s blog: https://kaitlynleannsanchez.com/blog/ and to follow mine, please click “follow” on the top right corner.

Have a fabulous day and we look forward to keep connecting with you all!

33 thoughts on “#FallWritingFrenzy Winners!!

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    marty said:
    November 11, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Congrats to all the winners! And thanks to all the generous donors, and to Lydia and Kaitlyn for offering such a fun fall contest 🙂

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    writersideup said:
    November 7, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    CONGRATS, everyone! 😀 😀 😀

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    Pat Holloway said:
    November 7, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Congratulations to all the winners! We are all enriched by reading these great stories! Thanks to Lydia & Kaitlyn for their giant efforts. Thanks to all the donors!

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    jillburns7 said:
    November 6, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners!

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    claireannette1 said:
    November 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Congratulations to all!

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    Linda Evans Hofke said:
    November 6, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Congrats to all the winners! Well done.

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    Michelle S. Kennedy (@MichelleSKenned) said:
    November 6, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Congrats to all the winners! Such great submissions!!!

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    chardixon47 said:
    November 6, 2020 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulation winners!! Thank you Lydia, Kaitlyn, Donna, and all the amazing donors for making the kid lit community sing with gratitude and inspiration!!

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    Jilanne Hoffmann said:
    November 6, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Congrats to all the winners! How awesome to see so many names I know! And a huge thanks to all those donating critiques!! And of course a super huge thanks to Lydia and Kaitlyn for running this huge event!!

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    Jill Lambert said:
    November 6, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners and thanks again to Lydia, Kaitlyn, and all the generous donors!

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    Ashley Chalmers said:
    November 6, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Huge congrats to everyone and a big thank you to you, Kaitlyn, and Donna! I can’t wait to connect, Lydia!!

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    melissamiles1 said:
    November 6, 2020 at 10:21 am

    Huge congrats to the winners and one last thanks to all the donors and judges!

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    Jennifer Raudenbush said:
    November 6, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks for the contest!

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    rosecappelli said:
    November 6, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations, everyone! And thanks to Kaitlyn and Lydia for all the hard work.

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    stacey miller said:
    November 6, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Congratulations, everyone!

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    mona861 said:
    November 6, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Wow! Congratulations all.

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    Annie Lynn said:
    November 6, 2020 at 9:36 am
    Angie said:
    November 6, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Congrats to all! So much work on all sides. Good job!

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    sacharya78 said:
    November 6, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations to all the winners and all the amazing participants. This was so much fun and I loved the sense of community with this contest!

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    Colleen Owen Murphy said:
    November 6, 2020 at 8:04 am

    Congratulations to everyone! And thank you to Kaitlyn, Lydia and Donna for all of your hard work! And finally, I am so excited to have received a critique from Diana Murray. ❤ Now to choose which manuscript….

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    seschipper said:
    November 6, 2020 at 7:54 am

    Congratulations!
    I’m still reading through all of the fantastic #FallFrenzy Stories! It must have been difficult to select the best of the best!!! I’m grateful to have had this wonderful writing experience! 🙂

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      limakat said:
      November 6, 2020 at 8:52 am

      What a wonderful range of writing and ideas. A super treat, and a frenzy of fun. Thanks for the inspiration, the creative sharing, and the supportive community!

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    Dana Marie Miroballi said:
    November 6, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Congratulations to everyone! Thank you!

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    lizluvselephants said:
    November 6, 2020 at 7:46 am

    Congratulations to everyone!!

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    kathychalas said:
    November 6, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Congratulations to all! It has been fun reading so many great submissions, from stories to poems. Good luck and continued success with your craft!

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    swugar2 said:
    November 6, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Congratulations to all!

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      Annie Lynn said:
      November 6, 2020 at 9:44 am

      Wishing everyone congratulations, a happy match and a great experience. Thanks for for including me as a donor Lydia and Kaitlyn. I love my prize winner, Jolene Gutiérrez. this should be interesting……😉

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