There's nothing like a nice yummy slice of pie or cake after a delicious dinner is there?
Here, choose one:
No, wait, you have to look at these too!
And don't forget cookies! Cookies are delicious!
Chocolate chip cookies and milk? Honestly, that's almost perfection right?
Now, choose one.
That's our job on the Liz Norris Pay It Forward Debut Novel contest. As we read the entries it's clear it's not a question of sorting good from bad. Every entry has merit. And honest to god, if you know nothing else about me, you know if it was crap, I'd be the first one to tell you. And make you spell it correctly.
Despite all your foolishness of single spacing and incorrect pagination; even despite the hurling locomotives that have another THINK coming---every writer who entered is a good writer. The entries don't resemble the slush at all. They resemble finalists in writing contests I've judged over the years for MWA and RWA chapters.
This is making me very unhappy in the best possible way.