Congratulations to all of the 2021 Serious Writer Contest finalists. In many cases, there was a one point difference between the entries.
The manuscripts will go to the final round of judging. There will be one winner for each contest. Serious Writer will reach out to the winners to coordinate for the awards ceremony. The winners will be revealed via livestream at the awards ceremony.
Announcing the 2021 Serious Writer Contest Finalists
The 2021 Writer of the Year Finalists
Annette Marie Griffin for The Knightly Stalker Tammy Kennington for Montana Rescue Sarah Rexford for The Convergence Debbie Spence for Courageous Kate’s Fearless Day Cheryl Spears Waugh for Way of the Mescalero
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the finalists of the three contests for Serious Writer this year. As they finalists enter the last round, we will notify the winner of each of the three contests individually. They will be invited to our awards banquet (date TBA).
The top five in each category will be announced at the banquet as well.
Announcing this year’s Book of the Year finalists!
Time to talk with a publisher! Author and friend Alyssa Roat works with Mountain Brook Ink, a publisher of fiction that is looking to increase its fantasy and science fiction lineup with a contest open this month. Listen to this great interview with Alyssa and get more info on the contest if you’re a writer!
In this episode:
What is Mountain Brook Ink?
What is Alyssa’s role at Mountain Brook?
Alyssa talks about the new imprint, Mountain Brook Fire.
Alyssa speaks on her career as an author.
Alyssa gives information on the new contest for fantasy/science fiction authors.
How does a writer get inspired for a new project? Listen as the Brew & Ink crew delve into the different solutions and struggles for a writer as they begin a new project.
Then the Flash Fiction Competition continues with Bill Hawkins and Evangeline Victoria Porter going head to head on The Heist of Song! Bill drew Historical Fiction and EV drew Horror. Check out their stories and vote for your favorite here on FB or on our website!
In this episode:
How do you choose the next project to begin?
Once you choose the next project, do you do research or just dive in?
How do music, movies, books, and other media help inspire you to write?
How do you overcome the overwhelming nature of bigger projects like a novel?
Bill Hawkins reads his historical fiction version of The Heist of Song
EV Porter reads her horror version of The Heist of Song
Go to the website or our Facebook page to vote for your favorite!