Announcing the 2020 Write Start Competition - Top 50!

March 01, 2021

Announcing the 2020 Write Start Competition - Top 50!

Roadmap is excited to announce the Top 50 manuscripts for our 2020 Write Start Competition

The caliber of writing was so incredible that we decided to expand our quarterfinalist selection from 25 to 50! The Write Start Competition is here to help author's overcome some of the challenges many writers face as they break into the publishing world. This year's finalist judges include companies like Cyle Young Literary, CAA, Verve, Transatlantic Agency, and Five Otter Literary.

Next up we'll announce our Top 25 semifinalists on March 15th.

And now we're pleased to announce our Top 50!

Author Project Title
Elisabeth Fies ADRENALIZED
Scott Coon BALANCE OF CRIMSON
Eleanor Shelton BANGKOK BUTTERFLIES
Ms. Staton Rabin BETSY AND THE EMPEROR
Susan Arscott BETWIXT
Josh Taylor BLACKLAND COUNTY
Sibylla Nash CHASING THE SUN
Cheryl Laughlin CONFESSIONS OF A KINDERGARTEN KLEPTO
Ell Orion DEATH IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
Eileen Wilson DROWSY, SLEEPY KISSES
Jayce Keane FALLING THROUGH AUGUST
Carol  Johnson FIRST, WE ARE HUMAN
Amber  Brown FORGET ME
Jack Battles GREETINGS FROM PARAISO
Kris Crenwelge GROWING UP WITH GRANNY: A SURVIVOR'S GUIDE
Deborah Hunt HILLARY'S HEART
Katherine Blessan HOME TRUTHS WITH LADY GREY
Sean Collom HOMEROOM
LeeAnne James JUSTICE FOR LORETTA
Denise Deegan KILLFLUENCERS
Harry McNeill LINE DOWN
mike donald LOUISIANA BLOOD
Leslie Levy LULLABIES IN BEDLAM
Neil Chase MARA KINCAID & THE WISHING GATE BRDIGE
Matt  O'Reilly MASTERS OF THE ORDERS
Brian Wells MILES APART
Analise McNeill MUTINY
Chris Hicks MY SLEEP PARALYSIS DEMON IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY CHILL GUY
Lisa Lucca OUT OF THE ORDINARY: A MEMOIR
Andrew Furstenberg PRAELIUM
Alison Reeger Cook PSYCHO BABBLES
Dave Kavanaugh PUNK ROMANA: IN THE SHADOW OF THE WALL
Craig Holland RED HAT
Mo Vear RESILIENT LITTLE HEART
Jacob Cherney RYDER
Genevieve Abravanel SAY THE RIGHT THING
Jade Stevens SOLUM
B. Lynn  Goodwin TALENT
Frederic Himebaugh THE BEST
Aaron Cohen THE GIRL WHO ALMOST MADE IT
Sophie Neville THE GIRL WHO GOT OUT OF ZANZIBAR
Gavin  Ro Benham THE HEARTS HE LEFT BEHIND
Eugene Ramos THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE
Martin Sawa THE OTHER SIDE OF SUCCESS: MONEY AND MEANING IN THE GOLDEN STATE
Arthur Geis THE ROCKET SCIENTIST 
Donne Restom THE SHEEP IN WOLF'S CLOTHING
Darren Howell TO KILL AGAIN
Harker Jones UNTIL SEPTEMBER
Sherry Savage WOMAN AFLOAT
Caitlin  McCarthy WONDER DRUG




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