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Petit Fours and Hot Tamales Recipe for Success Write-Off with Top Agent, Melissa Jeglinski: And the Winners are…

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Well, the results of the 2013 Petit Fours and Hot Tamales Recipe for Success Write-Off with top agent, Melissa Jeglinski of The Knight Agency have made this contest an extraordinary success this year.  The PFHT crew feels like winners, too!  We are so excited to announce our winners and runners-up:

First place: Louisa Cornell, The Price of a Gentleman

Second place: Julie Hinz, The Curious Proposal of Lord Daniel Fitzalan (Originally entered as Betting on Her Heart)

Third place: Chris Bailey, One Hundred Frogs, Even

Fourth place: Frances Fowlkes, The Duke’s Obsession

Fifth place: Abbie Roads, Dangerous Dreams

BUT WAIT, there’s more!

Besides the critique coming to our winner, Louisa Cornell, our top three places each received a request for the full from Melissa Jeglinski of The Knight Agency!

From PFHT, our congratulations to all who braved entry into the contest.  It’s not easy putting yourself out there like you did.  Keep writing, all of you.  And don’t you dare miss your chance to get a critique or two by entering Georgia Romance Writer’s Maggie contest!  This is a contest a lot of the PFHT crew has cut their authorial teeth on by entering.  If the critiques that you get aren’t enough to tempt you, just look at the line-up of final judges:

Final round judges:

Single Title Romance
Leah Hultenschmidt
Senior Editor (YA and romance), Sourcebooks

Contemporary Series Romance
Kathryn Lye
Editor, Harlequin HQ

Inspirational Romance
Nicola Martinez
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Pelican Book Group

Historical Romance
Tessa Woodward
Editor, Avon

Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Christopher Keeslar
Editor in Chief, Boroughs Publishing Group

Young Adult
Erica M. Chapman
Associate Editor, Entangled Publishing

Novel With Strong Romantic Elements
Deborah Smith
Vice President and Editorial Director, Belle Books

DEADLINE to enter is June 10, 2013

Read all about the Maggies and how to enter HERE.

LouisaCornell - April 6, 2013 - 8:38 pm

I want to thank everyone at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales and Ms. Jeglinski for all of the time and effort they put into this contest. I am beyond thrilled and humbled to be in such good company – Julie, Chris, Frances and Abbie and everyone who entered this contest.

Special thanks to Debbie Kaufman for coordinating this wonderful event!

Excuse me now while, I do a little more Snoopy dancing and then proof and edit my manuscript to the nth degree! See you in the writing cave, Julie and Chris! And the very best of luck!

Sia Huff - April 7, 2013 - 10:12 pm

Congratulations, Louisa and all the finalist. Happy Snoopy dancing :)

Laura Russell - April 8, 2013 - 1:06 am

Congrats to the winners! Very exciting to see 3 requests for fulls.

Marilyn Baron - April 8, 2013 - 7:00 am

Congratulations to the winners and everyone who participated. I have never seen such excellent entries. How wonderful that Melissa asked for the fulls. I hope the writers who didn’t final will continue to develop their projects because I saw many entries that I would love to read.

Maxine Davis - April 8, 2013 - 11:48 am

Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you Ms. Jeglinski!

Maxine Davis - April 8, 2013 - 11:49 am

And Debbie, everyone appreciates all your hard work!

Connie Gillam - April 8, 2013 - 1:06 pm

Congratulations, fellow Pixie!!

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