The 2nd Annual Valentiny Contest FINALISTS!!!

21 Feb

Woohooo! I’m a finalist! Check out the stories and vote for the one you like best! Woohoo!

Susanna Leonard Hill

Okay.  So this is the part where we pretend it’s Monday morning instead of Monday fashionably late evening 🙂

(Don’t look at the clock!  You’re only imaging that it’s nearly midnight and basically Tuesday for all intents and purposes!)

You have only yourselves to blame!

There we were. . .

Three innocent judges minding our own business, confident in our ability to choose a group of finalists for this contest, happily gobbling heart-shaped chocolates whilst sipping delicious coffee from writerly-themed mugs, glasses perched, pens in hand, ready to make informed decisions, and . . .

. . . WHAM!!!

We were blind-sided by such a landslide of unrivaled entries that we quickly found ourselves overwhelmed by awesomeness to the point where we had to drag in an extra judge to help settle disputes that threatened to become physically violent!

A certain amount of knock-down-drag-out-fighting confusion ensued over what, exactly

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13 Responses to “The 2nd Annual Valentiny Contest FINALISTS!!!”

  1. Carrie Rubin February 21, 2017 at 2:23 pm #


    • Jilanne Hoffmann February 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

      Thanks! How is the writing life treating you?

      • Carrie Rubin February 21, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

        Good. Thank you. Just went to a writers conference and pitched to agents, so here’s hoping.

  2. Marcy Erb February 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

    Congrats, congrats! What a fun contest and a bit of good news to start the week out! 🙂

    • Jilanne Hoffmann February 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

      Thanks! Yes, we are all in need of good news, don’t you think?

  3. Laurel Leigh February 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    You are slaying it with your kid lit! I have my fingers crossed for your super duper story.

    • Jilanne Hoffmann February 21, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

      Thank you, dahlink! Liam voted for the texting one! That was his favorite. 😀 Cheers!

  4. Ste J February 22, 2017 at 6:32 am #

    Ooo congratulations, I will most certainly drop my vote down after I read through them all, that’s a post of epic proportions!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann February 22, 2017 at 9:08 am #

      Ha! The stories themselves are only 214 words each, but there are 12 finalists. The rest of the word count restates rules, etc… So don’t be intimidated by the massive word count. 😀

  5. Kate Johnston February 24, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    Congrats, my dear!

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