The judges have reviewed the Middle Grade/Young Adult submissions and put their heads together to choose the winner. Some of the entries are were good it was hard to single out the best one, but after discussing it for a bit, they've come to a decision they're happy with.
The judges were intrigued with the winning story's unusual concept and they were impressed with the smooth writing. Though the Young Adult market is crowded with dystopian stories, this has a different take on it. One judge said, "I was intrigued with the premise and wanted to read on to see what would happen."
We are, therefore, happy to announce this month's winner: Running From Lions by Julian R. Vaca of Nashville, Tennessee.
Would you like to get involved in the Launch Pad fun? If you're an unpublished novelist, you may still have time to climb aboard. (For these purposes, unpublished means you have not published through conventional means; self-publication does not exclude you.) Though all the other categories are now closed, we'll continue taking submissions in the Speculative Fiction category until midnight, September 10.
Interested? Click on the Launch Pad Contest tab for the complete rules.
Meanwhile, please enjoy a preview of this month's MG/YA winner...
Running From Lions