Now that all of the writer winners have been announced, I just want to send my congratulations. You will have a fantastic time during the workshop week. I highly encourage you all to get to know each other a bit before you go, so that you can form a stronger bond once you arrive. Last year, we all banded together, and as a result have formed a wonderful support group. Your fellow winners are your peers and colleagues. The connections you form today will be essential for tomorrow.
If any of the winners have not yet done so, please consider joining the Writers of the Future forum (this goes for illustrators as well!)–it’s a great place to chat with your fellow entrants.
And for those of you still entering the contest–don’t give up! Keep writing, keep submitting, and keep growing.