I Am Not Shakespeare
Wildcard - RingGirl
Here are the list of winners from round two, which pitted edit version of original submissions against one another. Congratulations to one and all! Round three begins tomorrow, and this is where the contestants will be using all new writing samples! For my ten winners, please get your new material to me ASAP, but definitely before 9 PM central time.
Here's a reminder about how the rest of the play-offs will proceed.
Round 3 (Nov 12-16) - 2nd submission - 5 bouts (M-F) = 5 winners + 1 wildcard*
Round 4 (Nov 19-23) - 2nd submission - 3 bouts (MWF) = 3 winners + 1 wildcard*
Round 5 (Nov 26 – 30) - 2nd submission (edited) - 2 bouts (T TH) = 2 winners
FINAL - 3rd submission - 2 contestants = CHAMPION (this round will be judged by agents/editors/authors)
*Wildcard winners will be chosen from among the losing entries by selecting the one that received the most amount of votes.
I want to thank Julie and Tiana for helping out with the first two rounds! Using multiple blogs shaved weeks off the contest. I must say however that the number of people who we've seen vote in the play-offs has been a MAJOR disappointment. One contestant suggested in an email to my wife that maybe the fall-off in participation was due to my own lack of presence around the blogosphere while the contest has been going on, this being a tit-for-tat community, and I have to say they are probably right. But here's the thing...I like being married. I only have so much time at night and weekends to spend in front of this computer, and blogging activities only take up a portion of that time. I simply cannot devote the energy to maintain that level of effort and not have it affect my family. I'm sorry.