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From a community of writers, critique partners and beta readers.

Jul 31, 2020

FictionFive Contest - Results!

We are thrilled to announce the results of the 1st CritiqueMatch FictionFive Contest!

And the winner is… drum roll please…

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉     J M Lasley     🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

J M Lasley’s Fantasy entry Scorn and Shadow was the highest rated entry in our first FictionFive contest and wins the top prize, a $250 gift card!

Congratulations to all our finalists in each of the 5 fiction categories. The top 3 finalists in each category won a developmental editor’s feedback (on top of bragging rights!). We also recognize as honorable mentions the high-rated entries that ranked close to the top finalists.






We continue to be amazed by the support and continued engagement of our users. Our staff has spent more than 200 hours sorting through, assigning and reviewing entries, but it was the incredibly generous number of hours spent by volunteer judges that made this contest possible. A big thank you to all our judges!

Save the date: our next contest is penciled in for October 2020!