In Mr. Richman's own words:
There were a lot a strong samples among these entries, and I’m happy to see so many writers willing to work on their craft and provide feedback to others. Some of my decisions were based purely on personal taste, so please don’t be too discouraged if you weren’t selected.
But, since this is a contest, there had to be winners. Two samples intrigued me enough to garner honorable mention honors.
Honorable Mentions: #19, Violet Ray and the Magnetic Pole Reversal, and #21, Superheroes Don’t Eat Veggie Burgers. Each of these authors can may email me their pitches and the first twenty pages of their stories.
The winner: #22, Seagull Rising. I was really impressed by the level of the writing in this sample! The author may email me his or her complete manuscript.
Congratulations all! Winners, please email me at facelesswords(at)gmail.com for specific submission instructions.