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ANWA's Annual BOB Contest is open to all ANWA Time Out for Writers conference attendees, published or unpublished.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 2017 BOB Contest Winners!

Grand Prize

Jeanna Stay -
BAUBLES (YA General)

Adult Speculative

1st Place Grace Naegle -
SEER

2nd Place Rachel Collett -
OF BLOOD AND DECEIT

Middle Grade

1st Place DeAnn Huff -
SPEAKEASY ORPHANAGE

2nd Place Chanda Simper -
PERFECT SON

Mystery, Suspense, & Women's Fiction

1st Place Paige Edwards -
WINNING FORMULA

2nd Place Christene Houston -
SUNSHINE AFTER SNOW

Nonfiction, Memoir, Historical, & General Fiction

1st Place Yolanda Bryant -
RHONDA

2nd Place Rebecca Rodgers -
DEAR AUTISM

3rd Place Bradley McBride -
IN THE MIDST OF THE SEA

Romance

1st Place J. Lynne Smith -
RAEDER AND THE REDHEAD

2nd Place (tie) Christene Houston
FIXER UPPER

2nd Place (tie) Mindy Strunk -
AN AMERICAN IN DUKE'S CLOTHING

Young Adult General

1st Place Susan Allred -
TIM THE REAPER

2nd Place Christene Houston -
HOT COCOA WARS

Young Adult Speculative

1st Place Mandy Ballard -
SYNC

2nd Place Katie Harris -
GUARDIAN

3rd Place Melanie Mason -
THE RAGE

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