We challenged you to join 83 of the world’s most popular YA authors and prove that you did NOT kill the evil-incarnate editor, Herman Mildew. You wrote, and voted, and now it’s time to announce the 30 finalists who will be sent to celebrity judges Adele Griffin, Jon Scieszka, and Melissa Walker.
Check out the finalists below, and wish your fellow Figs luck in the judging process!
Letter to Inspector Lawrence by Alice Cyanne Leigh
Yes. Seriously. by Catharine Levi
Non Sequitur by S. B. Linton
I’m Flattered by Moona
Even If I Tried by Lauren Smith
Read My Lips by M. A. Clark
Tonight by Christy Aleckson
Just Saving a Life by Rachel Elkin
I’d Like My Moustache Back, Please by Georgia Atkin
Could You Blame Me? by Paige Johnson
How Dare They? by Kaden A. Ross
Red Herring by Olivia Staser
Mother Knows Best by Rachel Maller
A Little Blue Car by thejokerlaughsatyou
Sunny Dayz and Peach Pie by Rel95
My(Late)Husband Herman Mildew by Manasvi Shrivastava
The Alibi of A.R.Lee by A.R.Lee
What’s My Alibi? by horsecrazy
Half-Melted Ice Cubes by X. Carroll
Creative License by OvercomingDyslexic
My fluffy bunny by Nicole Congdon
Believe Me by Karyn Leigh
Noes Goes by Tamora Locatelli
To Be a Lady by Emily B.
May I Take Your Coat? by RumbleroarRedvines
My Alibi (or, How I Saved the World) by Juliet Bravo
Tangled Web by Kira the Raven
De Jure Innocent by Melody C.
Killer by Isabel Filippone
Pastaholic by Emi B
The grand-prize winner will receive the following:
- A one-page editorial letter from literary agent Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary Agency) who will read up to 8,000 words of your original work. Any form of writing will be accepted: short stories, excerpt from a novel, poems, essays, etc. Both published and unpublished work will be accepted for review.
- An invitation for the winner and a parent or guardian to the SohoTeen launch party in New York City on November 29, 2012, where the winner will get a personal half-hour chat with Jon Scieszca. (If the winner cannot attend, he or she will win a half-hour phone conversation with Jon.)
Eight runners-up will each receive a copy of Who Done It?.