It was so wonderful to get this response from Winner #1 when I emailed her with the review. I had hoped to contribute something valuable to the writing community, but offering encouragement to not give up on your manuscript and always chase down your dreams was a natural extension, and so much more rewarding than any developmental help I could offer. I was positively beaming, and actually printed it out to hang on my cubicle wall!
Submissions for the next contest will be accepted until this Friday at 6:00 p.m. Please submit, and spread the word!