Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Darcy Drake a Finalist in the Espan Page One Contest!

Brigader Darcy Drake is a finalist in the 2011 ESPAN's Page One contest!  ESPAN stands for Electric and Small Press Authors' Network, RWA special chapter #200.

The ESPAN Page One is a unique contest that employs a series of eliminations using the following schedule:

Week 1 – First paragraph. 
The bottom 11 entries eliminated (leaving 23 entries) were announced by April 16, 2011

Week 2 – First two paragraphs.
The bottom 7 entries eliminated (leaving 16 entries) were announced April 23, 2011

Week 3 – First three paragraphs.
The bottom 7 entries eliminated (leaving 9 entries) were announced April 30, 2011

Week 4 – First four paragraphs up to a max of 250 words.
The bottom 5 entries eliminated (leaving 5 entries to be forwarded to the final Editor judges) were announced May 7, 2010

Darcy's entry survived all four rounds to enter the finals.  Entries can be read on the front page of the ESPAN website.

Winners will be announced on June 29th at the ESPAN AGM/Afternoon Tea Party during RWA Nationals in New York City.

Congratulations, Darcy, and Best Wishes on the 29th! 


  1. Yeehaw! Congrats, Darcy!

    (I read the entries in the 1st two rounds, so that's quite an achievement!)

  2. Congratulations!!! Awesome news!

  3. Congrats Darcy! That is fantastic!

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  5. Oops - I'll try again
    Congrats, Darcy and GOOD LUCK. I need to learn how to spelllllll


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