As per Dear Author’s post today – congrats to Emma aka Meredith – for winning the Gather.com First Chapters Romance Writing Competition. She wins a $5000 advance from Simon & Schuster and her book will be published by S&S’s Pocket Books division. Her book The Shadow’s Kiss will be released in spring 2008. You can read chapters 1 and 2 on Meredith’s Gather.com page.
Second place went to Starr Toth, for her entry Trust Me, which will be published next fall. You can read her chapters online, too.
Way to go Emma & Starr!