After a long wait (sorry!), we are finally ready to announce the winner, chosen by Sherry Shanan!
Winner: V. Gregan with “Getting Away”
Runner-up: Kainaima with “My Street”
Sherry had this to say about all of the finalists: “If I were an editor or agent and these manuscripts came across my desk I would ask the authors to send me more. I don’t say that lightly. The stories were rife with conflict and tension, yet never sentimental. While the characters’ experiences were different from my own, I was instantly engaged by their struggles. Well done!”
Congrats, guys! And thanks to everyone who entered.