Annual Beginning of Book (BOB) Contest Winners

ANWA's Annual BOB Contest is open to all ANWA Time Out for Writers conference attendees, published or unpublished. BOB stands for “Beginning of Book,” meaning the first 500 words of a manuscript. All entries must be original and not previously accepted for publication or production at the time of submission.

ANWA is proud to announce:
The 2018 BOB Contest Winners!

Grand Prize
Amelia Kynaston
SUPER (MG)

Adult Speculative

1st Place Sara Anderson -
LOST SOULS

2nd Place Jeanna Stay -
FLIGHT

Middle Grade

1st Place Janelle Amundsen -
SALAMANDER KATE

2nd Place Charlene Jimenez -
THE HIGHEST APPLE

Mystery, Suspense, & Women's Fiction

1st Place Stacey Leybas -
HERITAGE BROKEN

2nd Place April Talley -
BETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET

Nonfiction, Memoir, Historical, & General Fiction

1st Place Jana King -
SORROW THE EYES CAN'T SEE

2nd Place Susan Allred -
TAKE YOUR CONDOLENCES AND SHOVE IT

3rd Place Cori Petross -
TIES UNTANGLED

Romance

1st Place Jessica Kendall
LUELLA'S KITE

2nd Place Jen Smith
DANGER ZONE

3RD Place Chanda Simper
FALLEN STARS

Young Adult General

1st Place Jessica Kendall -
THROUGH WATER AND STONE

2nd Place Katie Harris -
THE KICKER

Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Dystopia

1st Place Kyra Palmer
HUNTING LEGEND

2nd Place Kyra Palmer
MARK 7

3rd Place Ann Acton
DARK MAGIC, BOYS, AND OTHER ...

Young Adult Historical Fantasy/High Fantasy

1st Place Laura Hawkes -
FALLOW TIDES

2nd Place Mandy Ballard -
SHADOW CAST

3rd Place Jana King -
BELIEVE

ANWA is proud to announce:
The 2018 BOB Contest Winners!

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