RYS 2021 Summer Contest Winners


CONGRATULATIONS!


After long and careful deliberation, we are happy to announce our finalists and winners!

Please read to the end for a link with information on how to claim your Prizes.

Participant, Finalist and Winners Badges within the post!


GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Pigeon and Puddle by Marcia Matalon Nass


Prizes:

2022 Rate Your Story Membership

$50 Amazon Gift Card

PB Critique Sophia Gholz

Book - Sunday Rain by Rosie Pova



FICTION - FIRST PLACE

Pigeon and Puddle by Marcia Matalon Nass


Prizes:

One Skip-the-Slush Pile Submission with Kelly Delaney / Knopf

One 1-Hour Zoom Consultation with Lynne Marie

One 1/2-Hour Zoom Consultation with Linda Joy Singleton

Book - Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt by Robin Newman


NON-FICTION FIRST PLACE

The Forest that Feeds the Ocean by Jessica Stremer


Prizes:

One Skip-the-Slush Pile Submission for Kelly Delaney / Knopf

One 1-Hour Zoom Consultation with Lynne Marie

One 1/2-Hour Zoom Consultation with Author Linda Joy Singleton

Book - Aliana Reaches the Moon by RYS Judge Laura Roettiger




FICTION - SECOND PLACE

Save Big Tree by Ann Harrell


Prizes:

One 45-Minute Zoom Consultation with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

2 Rate Your Story Speedpass Submission Passes

Book - Mayes March for Women's Votes by RYS Judge Amy Houts


NON-FICTION SECOND PLACE

The Mutual Improvement Society by Brittany Richman


Prizes:

One 45-Minute Zoom Consultation with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

2 Rate Your Story Speedpass Submission Passes

Book - The Polio Pioneer: Dr. Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine by Linda Marshall

FICTION - THIRD PLACE

Logan and Cyrus by Lisa Horn


Prizes:

One 1/2-Hour Zoom Consultation with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

One 1/2-Hour Zoom Consultation with Author Linda Joy Singleton

2 Rate Your Story Speedpass Submission Passes

Book - The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project by Lynne Marie (Coming 12/2021)


NON-FICTION THIRD PLACE

Like a Phoenix by Nancy Churnin


Prizes:

One 1/2-Hour Zoom Consultation with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

One 1/2-Hour Zoom Consultation with Author Linda Joy Singleton

2 Rate Your Story Speedpass Submission Passes

Book - Home for a While by Lauren Heller Kerstein


FICTION: HONORABLE MENTION:


A Roommate for Wallace by Judy Sobanski

One 15-Minute Zoom with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

Book - The Star in the Christmas Play by Lynne Marie


Esther Mably: Sunshine Scout by Laken Slate Windham

One 15-Minute Zoom with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

Book - The Ant Farm Escape by Heather Macht


Goldilocks by Sheila Herrera

One 15-Minute Zoom with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

Book - Rex...the We-Don't-Know by Heather Macht


Heartstrings by Danielle Sharkan

One 15-Minute Zoom with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

Book - Let's Eat! Mealtime Around the World by Lynne Marie


Larry the Therapy Dog by Stacey Gustafson

One 15-Minute Zoom with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

Book - Travel Guide for Monsters by RYS Judge Lori Degman


The Cuckoo and the King by Arlene Schenker

One 15-Minute Zoom with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

Book - Moldilocks and the Three Scares by Lynne Marie


NON-FICTION HONORABLE MENTION


Uplifting by Christina Dendy

Prizes:

One 15-Minute Zoom with Owner and Administrator Lynne Marie

Let's Eat! Mealtime Around the World by Lynne Marie


All of the above winners can also grab our Finalist Badge! Congratulations!


NOVELS:

The Judges were unable to find any entries in this category that they believed to be outstanding in the genre, and where they felt compelled to read the rest of the chapters, so they have declined to make any awards herein.



NOTE: If you participated in our Contest, feel free to grab this Participant Badge.



Please find important Prize Redemption Information HERE.


Please keep an eye out for our next Rate Your Story Contest, coming in January, as well as March On With Mentor Texts (a continuation of the now defunct ReFoReMo - Reading for Research Month) for lots of reading fun, writing fundamentals and cool prizes.




NOTE: Please remember that any rating, feedback and/or critique or consultation is subjective. Of course, another panel of Judges might come to a different conclusion. Do not be discouraged, but refer to our thoughts about the contest submissions HERE, and use this experience to bring your story and writing to the next level. Just keep writing, just keep writing.





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