Thank you to everyone who entered the Ultimate Title Challenge. I was really impressed by the quality of the submissions, and the mere idea of choosing a winner sent my stress levels skyrocketing. So I enlisted my fiancee, and together we pored over the THOUSANDS (ok, hundreds) of submissions, compiled our own independent list of favorites, and then compared notes at the end. A consensus was reached. And yes, there is a winner.
BUT FIRST, the runners up, in arbitrarily chosen genres. These people win infinite bragging rights, my undying respect and admiration and… well, that’s pretty good, right? Round of applause for the runners up!
Best historical fiction: LET SLIP THE DOGS OF WAR – Kaytie M. Lee
Best nonsensical: A SMOKED CHEESE PIG AND A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING – brian_ohio
Best science fiction: ALIEN HOOKERS OF 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE – Scott
Best self-help (or literary fiction? we couldn’t decide): THE PERFECT BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN’T: (NO… YOU AREN’T) – astairesteps
Best home and gardening: NOT IN MY BACKYARD: A SELF-HELP GUIDE TO KEEPING YOUR YARD SQUIRREL-FREE – Have an agent; just entering for fun
Best humor: HOW TO FINISH A THOUGHT: FOR PEOPLE WHO – Stephen Parrish
Best chick lit: THE LYIN’ BITCH AND HER WARDROBE – Dwight’s Writing Manifesto
Best Nathan Bransford blog parody – WORD MATH FOR DUMMIES – Jamie
Best YA – HELP! MY MOM’S DATING A MILLIONAIRE! – Apryl
Best mystery – SHE NEVER HAS TO KNOW – Fred
And now, for the grand prize winner. I would have to agree with Michelle Moran on this one (Michelle’s novel NEFERTITI comes out on Tuesday!!!)
The GRAND PRIZE WINNER, which entitles the author to a personalized query critique, even more infiniter bragging rights, and based on a unanimous decision (between me and my fiancee) is…………..
THE BOOK OF USEFUL LIES – Laurel
Congratulations, Laurel!! And thanks again for entering everyone.
Have a great weekend!