Friday, June 14, 2013

700 Reader Contest - HOLY WINNERS BATMAN!

What a great contest! We received nearly 500 entries! 
Please note: if you received a prize you do not feel you can use, for example: you won a query critique and you already have an agent, or you won books that you already own--you get the picture--please let us know so a new winner can be selected. All winners were chosen at random. If you won a critique, please send your email and contact information to us at If you won books, please email us your home address. 

Congrats to this awesome list of winners and many thanks to all the agents, authors, and illustrators who donated prizes! We know your time is valuable and we greatly appreciate it! 

Coll Kosinski - Phone call Query Critique from agent Marietta Zacker of Nancy Gallt!

Author Susan Kaye Quinn - Phone call or Query Critique from Stephen Fraser of Jennifer de Chiara Lit

Jeff DeCoursey - Illustrator portfolio critique from Illustrator, Kevan Atteberry!

Suzanne M. - First 10 Page Manuscript Critique from Cynthia Leitich Smith!

Author Cynthia - Query Critique from Author Stephen Messer!

Manju Howard - First 10 Page Manuscript Critique from Author Chris Eboch!

Jamie Krakover - Query Critique from theqqqe Author, Matthew MacNish!

Kimberly Mitchell - Query Critiques from theqqqe Author, Matthew MacNish!

Karen Staman - First 10 Page Manuscript Critique from Author Paul Greci!

Andrea Mack - First 10 Page Manuscript Critique from Author Marissa Burt!

Cassidy Leora - First 10 Page Manuscript Critique from Author James Mihaley!

Melissa Menten - Query Critique from Author Hilary Wagner!

Taurean Watkins - First 10 Page Manuscript Critique from Author Dianne Salerni!

Joanne Fritz - Query Critique from Author Michael Winchell!

Marilyn Underwood - Query Critique + 1st 5 pages from Middle-Grade Mafiaso, Michael Gettel-Gilmartin!

Jill the OWL - Signed set of Nightshade Chronicles, Book 1 & 2, by Author, Hilary Wagner

Donna L. Sadd - Signed copy of 101 Way to Bug Your Friends and Enemies from Author Lee Wardlaw

Elizabeth Engstrom Dimit - Signed Copy of The Eyes of Pharaoh, by Author, Chris Eboch!

Tiffany Drew - Signed Roland Smith books given by Team Member, Shannon O'Donnell!

Ki-Wing Merlin - Copy of Kelly Barnhill's Iron Hearted Violet, given by Team Member, Yahong Chi

Wendy Greenley - Copy of The Emotional Thesauras, given by Team Member, Dawn Lairamore

An Nysa - Copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Middle School given by Team Member, Lee Wardlaw

Jenny Holt - Grab Bag of 4 New Middle-Grade Books/ARCs!

Alicia Marie Ezell - Grab Bag of 3 New Middle-Grade Books/ARCs!

Christine Taylor-Butler - Grab Bag of 2 New Middle-Grade Books/ARCs!


  1. Thank you! Love Marietta! Can't wait to talk to her!


    1. You will love her! Bestest agent ever!! :)

  2. Congrats to all the winners. That was an awesome contest!

  3. Woo hoo!! I actually won something. Thanks, everyone at Project Mayhem and congrats again on your 700 plus followers.

  4. Wow! This is the first major thing I've won since I was a kid! So glad I entered every day except the last day (Life was busy that day...)

    No matter, I still won! Congrats to all others who won, too.

  5. Exciting! Thanks for the giveaway guys! I'm glad I entered.

  6. Woo-hoo. I'm getting emotional just thinking about the thesaurus. I will be able to express myself better after a perusal!

  7. Yay! I'm thrilled won a critique with Paul Greci! Thank you so much for this wonderful blog and contest.

  8. Congrats, all! An and Donna, please email at with your home addresses so I can send you your books!

  9. Yay, for ALL the winners!!! :)

  10. Oh my gosh!!! Thank you SOOO much! I am so excited! <3

  11. Wow! This is so exciting - thank you! What a great surprise after a long, hard week.

  12. well done to all the winners. Sounds like a great contest!

  13. Yippee! Thanks, Project Mayhem!

  14. I'll call in that critique as soon once I decide what project most needs the 10 page evaluation.

    That said, and I hate to sound like a nag, but my name in the post above is misspelled.

    It's T-A-U-R-E-A-N. Can that be fixed, please?

  15. Thanks for fixing that. Really appreciate it.


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