Malice in Memphis would like to thank those who entered our first, but not last, Hit Me with Your Best Shot Opening Page Contest.
We asked you to throw your first five-hundred words into the ring, AND YOU DID! You stunned Malice with a 10-count. The entries so compelling, the competition so fierce, evaluating was compared to a blow below the belt. But we’re not down for the count. Oh, no. With a little bob and weave, our preliminary panel of judges rolled with the punches until the final bell, selecting the five finalists who now move forward into the final round, judging by Dark Oak Press & Media Managing Editor, Allan Gilbreath.
Those finalists in no particular order are:
Will Fall by Megan Marcellini
Freeze on Me by Robert Bear
Restoring the Old Chevelle by Justin Siebert
Damn Vampires by Robert Bear
Private Kupchak by Daniel Cordero aka Daniel Reece
Congratulations to the finalists! Winners will be announced by June 15, so stay tuned.
Again, thanks to all who braved our first contest, but keep watch. Another match will be announced soon. If you didn’t place this time, don’t give up. Keep writing and enter the next round!
Kristi Bradley, President
Malice in Memphis Mystery Writers Group