Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who particpated in Christmas in July, from the gloriously talented authors, to the fantastic agents, to the hugely supportive writing community who retweeted this contest like mad. It was a huge success on all fronts. We had a massive number of entries (351!), the contest trended on twitter, there were 39 agent-requests made on 16 of the entries, and the contest resulted in at least two success stories so far: L.L. McKinney's COVETED has been snapped up by an agent, and Linda McLaren's THE SOUND CATCHERS is in the process. Another not-to-be-named entrant has a phone call scheduled with one of the agents this week--very promising!
To those entrants who didn't receive any requests, please don't be too discouraged. Your entry was among the top 30 of 351 fantastic entries. You're awesome. It's just a matter of time before an agent loves you as much as I do.
Some of you may have noticed the glitch on the blog that meant one of the entries didn't appear when you scrolled through the page, but was visible when you clicked on the side tab. Rest assured myself and all ten agents involved were apprised of the situation. No one was overlooked!
If you like pie charts and bar graphs (and let's be serious, who doesn't?) head on over to Ruth's blog to see some nifty contest stats.
Have I covered everything? Yes, I think so.
In summary, it was a huge endeavor and a lot of work, but most definitely worth it. Now, until next year, let me never utter the words 'Christmas in July' again!