Before the agent round starts, take a minute to check out my amazing mentees' awesome entries:
In any contest, there are more entries we want to pick than entries we can pick. Sometimes, things are chosen that aren't my personal taste. That's OK, we all have different tastes. Some people think it's weird that I like to dip french fries in milkshakes (they're wrong). I typically prefer to read adult contemporary fiction. There are some entries that I would absolutely pick up and read in a bookstore or library that weren't chosen, and that's OK, too. It's subjective. Not everyone will love your book - but if you keep going, you'll find someone that loves it as much as you do.
I'd also like to spend a special shout-out to my co-slush readers, who helped me work through some excruciating decisions. Together, Max Wirestone, Nicole Tone, and I fought the good fight. We managed to get some of our favorites through. We didn't get them all.
The agent round starts tomorrow!