Young Adult Novel Discovery Contest—2010 Winner and Finalists




Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2010 Young Adult Novel Discovery Contest.

Close to 1,000 entries were submitted. Three first-round judges read each entry and narrowed the field to 20 semifinalists. Then editors from six leading publishing houses read and scored every semifinalists' submission to select the finalists and winner.

Please join us in congratulating:


WINNER
Sarah Combs
(Lexington, KY)
Breakfast Served Anytime

FINALISTS
Marie-Eve Girard
(Ajax, ON)
Bois Can't Have Babies 

Lisa Cresswell (Shoshone, ID)
Hush Puppy

Mary Lawrence (Limington, ME)
The Alchemist's Daughter

Rex Bull (Kansas City, MO)
Heartland

Valerie Johnson (Randolph, WI)
Circle of Nine


The 2011 Young Adult Novel Discovery Contest will begin accepting entries in October 2011.

Get a jump on the next competition by enrolling in a Children's Book Writing Workshop or by developing the skills revealed in Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks.