2014 Rising Star Results

The Rising Star Contest has uncovered many rising stars!

The WFWA contest committee would like to first thank the generous published authors who gave their time and shared their wisdom during the first round judging. And huge thanks to the agents who supported and encouraged this first contest dedicated to women’s fiction.

Now drum roll please …

The winners of the first Rising Star Contest for Unpublished Manuscripts

First Place – A Sister in Need by Jenny Hansen
Second Place – So Brand New by Patricia O’Day Rosen
Third Place – The Wine Widow by Kathleen Basi
Finalists – Silent Grace by Geri LeClerc
Trespass by Sandra Neily

There were 6 requests for full manuscripts from the final judges, and we’re proud to say that every finalist received a request! All five finalists will also have a 15 minute call with a final round judge to discuss their entry!

The Rising Star’s debut year has been a resounding success, and the committee would like to thank everyone involved.

See you next year – polish those manuscripts!