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And the winners are . . .

Chosen from over 200 submissions, these ten mystery short stories come from new and established authors alike. Never before published, they are gathered together in our First Annual Mystery Times Ten YA collection. Each story was read and rated by three panels of judges, which included book bloggers, teen readers aged 12 to 19, and YA buyers and marketing mavens from the largest book wholesalers in the United States. Each judge was given the same set of parameters to use; each brought his or her own unique talents and tastes to the task at hand.

There is something for every YA mystery fan, from hardboiled to paranormal. Each story is a small bite of mystery that will satisfy and delight even the most discerning of readers. So sit down and dip in. We guarantee you won’t stop at just one!

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All winners of our 2011 Mystery Times Ten YA Short Story Competition will

Two (2) copies of the finished book and the opportunity to “fast track” their next Young Adult or Middle Grade manuscript with our Editorial staff 

 And they are:

Johanna Harness for her story Cherry Bomb

J.A. Souders for her story Toothless

Kirsty Logan for her story Sea of Trees

Elyse Dinh-McCrillis for her story Submerged

KC Sprayberry for her story Falsely Accused

Barb Goffman for her story Truth and Consequences

Melanie Cummins for her story Frost 

And the Top Three Winners are:

Addie King for her story Poltergeist on Aisle Fourteen.

Wendy Sparrow for her story Passing Notes.

 AND a drum roll please!

Cecilia Dominic for her story The Coral Temple.

Congratulations to all our winners and huge thanks to our Judges:

Meet the Judges!

YA Book Blogger Panel:

YA Teen Panel

 And our fantastic Editorial Review Panel

 They did a fabulous job so let's have a round of applause for them all!