Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Results are In!

I just wanted to thank all who participated in the contest. Every entry was a fantastic read, and I cannot tell you all how impressed I was, especially given the fact that most of the writers had not written romance before and in many cases had not written steampunk.  Many of the writers stepped out of their comfort zone to participate, something I admire greatly.

A huge thanks also goes out to those that took the time to read the entries and vote. We had a total of 37 votes!! That's just amazing.

The winner of the contest with 12 votes was Entry 6, Keep Going by Samuel Briggson. Congratulations! I will be in touch so that I can send you your prize.

The votes were as follow...

Entry 1- Love, Lace, and Gears by Cheryl L-G Trent- 3 Votes
Entry 2- The End by James Pollard- 1 Vote
Entry 3- Untitled by Jenny Martin- 1 Vote
Entry 4- Evangeline by Robert K. Lewis- 4 Votes
Entry 5- Breaking Barriers by K. L. Townsend- 1 Vote
Entry 6- Keep Going by Samuel Briggson- 12 Votes
Entry 7- Mutual Admiration by Don Pizarro- 3 Votes
Entry 8- (Withdrawn after contest)- 8 Votes
Entry 9- The Envoy by Bibliovore- 3 Votes
Entry 10- Untitled by Renée Belliveau- 1 Vote

I did want to apologize for the slight glitch, and hope the next contest will run problem free. Also, for the contestants, if I don't have your name as you would like it displayed, just let me know.

Again thank you to all who participated. We'll have to run another one soon.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Mr. Briggson on the win. And thanks again for the prompt, Calista. It was kind of fun!

Now I can post my entry on my blog and bask in the adulation of the masses. Or, perhaps not. Maybe I'll just use it for #FridayFlash. :)

Great job, everyone. I had fun reading them all!

rklewis said...


No, lol, kidding. I really enjoyed trying to write out of my usual genre. It was a great contest, C, and it makes me want to have one over at my place.

Congrats to Mr. Briggson!

#167 Dad said...

Way to go Briggson...

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats to all of the participants! I really enjoyed all of the stories. You've sure got some great writers visiting your site, Calista :)

Cali MacKay said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! And a huge congrats to Samuel! It was a wonderful story.

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Great contest, Calista. Congrats to Samuel and a big round of applause to all the entrants!!

Cali MacKay said...

Thanks for stopping by, Carolina! I'm still amazed by every one of the entries! They were all fantastic. A huge congrats to all for doing such an amazing job.

Samuel Briggson said...

Thanks everyone! All the stories here were great. Just the other day a friend was asking me for steampunk recommendations. I'm going to point him here to read these.

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John Lambshead said...

I have just found this site. I have written steampunk stories for Baen. The latest, Storming Venus, can be read on the Baen's Universe site for free at the moment as an eArc.
John Lambshead


Just Wendy said...

Congrats to Samuel Briggson! Excellent challenge. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all the entries.

Thanks, Calista for organizing it :)

Just Wendy said...

Congrats to, Samuel Briggson! Excellent challenge. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all the entries.

Thanks, Calista for organizing it :)

Unknown said...

Late congrats to Samuel Briggson. Very, very well deserved.

And thanks Calista for holding the contest. I had a lot of fun and it was an interesting exercise in flexing my writing muscles.

cleemckenzie said...

I missed the fun, but wanted to say the idea was great and when you do it again I hope to take part in it either by subbing or voting.