#FallWritingFrenzy 2021 Winners!

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Aloha #FallWritingFrenzy peeps-

So…who’s excited to hear about the winners from the third annual Fall Writing Frenzy contest?

There were 264 wonderful entries. You can read many of them here, if you haven’t already:

https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2021/09/30/fall-writing-frenzy-entry-form-2021/

It wasn’t easy- but Kaitlyn (Fall Writing Frenzy creator), Ameerah (2021 Fall Writing Frenzy Guest Judge), and I, Lydia, (Fall Writing Frenzy Co-host) managed to narrow the entries down. And of course, we have more than the original 20 prizes to give…we just couldn’t help ourselves! Kaitlyn, Erin, and Lydia all loved multiple entries so much, that we just had to offer more than one prize!

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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, Ameerah, and I have have been overjoyed as we watched 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. We 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 2021 #FallWritingFrenzy contest are:

Kari Gonzalez, Clowning Around, will receive a critique from Fleur Bradley
Karyn Curtis, The Concert, will receive a critique from David Linker
Kim-Hoa Ung, An Extra Mooncake, will receive a critique from Erin Siu (Erin selected this winner)
Yolimari Garcia, A Different Kind of Magic, will receive a critique from Erin Siu (Erin selected this winner)
Ebony Lynn Mudd, If Only, will receive a critique from Ernesto Cisneros
Joyce Schriebman, New Year’s Resolution, will receive a critique from Lynne Marie
Kristen O’Neill, Like an Autumn Day, will receive a critique from Jennifer Swanson
Melissa Miles, The Accusation, will receive a critique from Dorian Cironne
Anne Ruggirello, Fright Night, will receive a critique from Julie Gasman
Connie Colon, The Witch’s Kitchen, will receive a critique from Kiara Valdez
Ashlee MacCallum, Daddy’s Little Girl, will receive a critique from Saadia Faruqi
Debbie Exton, The New Head Parade, will receive a critique from Tricia Lawrence
Chayala Nachum, Rosh Hashanah Resolutions, will receive a critique from Sarah Aronson
Sharon Fujimoto-Johnson, Thank you, Harvest Moon, will receive a critique from Teresa Robeson
Tunisia Williams, And the Band Played On, will receive a critique from Lisa Amstutz
Sandhya Acharya, Playing With Bindu Mashi, will receive a critique from Nadia Salomon
Maribel Martinez, The Last Halloween, will receive a critique from Alexandra Alessandri
Jessica Hinrichs, MISS ANNABELLE: A Haiku, will receive a critique from Jolene Gutiérrez (Jolene selected this winner)
Christine Catallo, In the Light of the Sickle Moon, will receive a critique from Ameerah Holliday (Ameerah selected this winner)
Karen Keesling, HungerWeen, will receive a critique from Kaitlyn Sanchez (Kaitlyn selected this winner)
Cindy Greene, Pumpkin and Jellyfish, will receive a critique from Kaitlyn Sanchez (Kaitlyn selected this winner)
Christiana Doucette, Sky Shuts her Eyes, will receive a critique from Kaitlyn Sanchez (Kaitlyn selected this winner)
Tony Tong, HA-LO-MEIN… Shrimp Noodles?, will receive a critique from Lydia Lukidis (Lydia selected this winner)
Bonnie Kelso, Persephone Rises, will receive a critique from Lydia Lukidis (Lydia selected this winner)

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Liz Kehrli for Remembering Tata (Grandpa)
Hannah Roy LaGrone for What’s So Great About Fall?
Tonnye Fletcher for SCYTHE
Colleen Murphy for Shirley’s Showdown
Ranessa Doucet for Jumbled Together
Rita Orrell for The Scariest Student
Susie Sawyer for The Skeleton Bride
Ellen Seal for Carving Away

To the winners- expect an email in the next few days, matching you with your donor. You can download the winner’s badge HERE. Just right click on it to save, and then feel free to post on social media.

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 us on Twitter
(@KaitlynLeann17, @Ms_Holliday93 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 continue connecting with you all!

22 thoughts on “#FallWritingFrenzy 2021 Winners!

    #FallWritingFrenzy 2021 Winners! – Autumn Leaflet said:
    November 12, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    […] I am so happy to have been one of the winners for the 3rd annual Fall Writing Frenzy Contest. https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/2021/10/25/fallwritingfrenzy-2021-winners/ You can view the results on Lydia Lukidis’s […]

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    Katie Schwartz said:
    November 4, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Thank you for the contest, and congratulations to all the winners!

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    Celeste said:
    October 27, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Congratulations & thanks for sharing your talents. To Lydia, Kaitlyn & Ameerah special hugs.

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    Jilanne Hoffmann said:
    October 26, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!

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    Denise Seidman said:
    October 26, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations to all the winner, well done!

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    mona861 said:
    October 26, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks Lydia and Kaitlyn. That was fun!

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    viviankirkfield said:
    October 25, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Congratulations to all who participated! And to the winners and honorable mentions…hip hip hooray! Well done, all!!!

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    […] excited to share that my entry for the #FallWritingFrenzy contest received an Honorable Mention! The contest was run by Kaitlyn Sanchez (Fall Writing Frenzy […]

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    Colleen Dougherty said:
    October 25, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks for all the fun! See you next year!

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    Karen Pickrell said:
    October 25, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations to everyone! Thank you Lydia, Kaitlyn, and Ameerah for all your hard work! Thank you to the donors for supporting the kid lit community!

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    Michelle S Kennedy said:
    October 25, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!!!

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    kskeesling said:
    October 25, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you Lydia, Kaitlyn and Ameerag for creating this amazing opportunity for writers to connect and be inspired. Congratulations everyone!

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    chardixon47 said:
    October 25, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Congratulations winners and everyone who participated in this amazing #FallWritingFrenzy event!! Thank you Kaitlyn, Lydia, and Ameerah for all your hard work helping us jump into the fall spirit. Thank you to all the donors who stepped up to give guidance and support to this wonderful kid lit community!

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    seschipper said:
    October 25, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Congratulations everyone!!
    Thanks for this opportunity ,Lydia, Kaitlyn and Ameerah, to once again hone our writing skills! 🙂

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    Melissa Stiveson said:
    October 25, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Yay! Congratulations to everyone!

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    Mary Catherine Amadu said:
    October 25, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Congrats to all!

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    Kelly Conroy said:
    October 25, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Congratulations!!!

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    Angie said:
    October 25, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Congratulations to all!

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    Sarah Tobias said:
    October 25, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations everyone! Way to go!

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    danielleshark said:
    October 25, 2021 at 9:41 am

    We’ll done, congratulations you guys, what a great group!

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    Fall Writing Frenzy 2021 Winner – Jessica Hinrichs said:
    October 25, 2021 at 9:26 am

    […] Anyway, I was thrilled to see my name among the winners for this year!! Check out the rest of the winners and honorable mentions here. […]

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    Colleen Owen Murphy said:
    October 25, 2021 at 9:23 am

    Congratulations to all of the winners and tremendous thanks to Lydia, Kaitlyn and Ameerah!

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