So here they are: The 2009 Genesis Finalists:
David W. Fry
Christy LaShea Smith
Eileen Astels Watson
HISTORICAL ROMANCE (six finalist entries due to a tie, but one is a
Jody Hedlund (double finalist with two entries)
Mary F. Allen
Kelly Ann Riley
SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/SPECULATIVE FICTION:
Marie Wells Coutu
Kasey L. Heinly
Diana Sharples (double finalist with two entries)
Congrats one and all!
Here are some numbers for you to ponder:
- This year, the Genesis had a whopping 454 entries.
- That's a 43% increase from last year.
- Each of the 454 entries was given to three judges
- That translates to 1,362 entries to send back to entrants.