Wednesday, February 15, 2012

And The Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who participated in my Valentine's Day six-word memoir contest. Fantastic job, everyone. There were 14 participants who submitted 53 entries. Let me tell you this was a difficult decision, so I've chosen three winners as follows:

First place: "Opening my heart opened my life" by Karen McConnaughey

Second place (tie): "I said no to your ring" by Quill Shiv
"It's been a century since you" by Caroline Gerardo

They're all very different, yet powerful and poignant. And don't you want to know the backstory for each one? I do!

I was only going to choose one winner but that was impossible. As promised, Karen will receive a copy of IT ALL CHANGED IN AN INSTANT, More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.

Quill Shiv and Caroline will each receive an IT ALL CHANGED IN AN INSTANT magnetic bookmark and my new picture book bookmark. Please send your address to me at or message me on Facebook.

Congrats to everyone! Well done. I'll have another contest in a month or so. Thanks for participating.


  1. Excellent! Congratulations to the winners, and thanks, Beth, for a fun contest!

    1. Thanks, Jan, for your great entries! This was a tough one. They were all so good.

  2. Sorry I missed out on this. Serves me right for not checking your blog more often.

    Congrats to the winners, and all who entered. What a fun way to celebrate a great holiday!

  3. Thanks, Russell. I know. So many blogs to check. I have to pick and choose as well.

    Never worry, though, I plan to have two more six-word contests over the next three months. So check back in a couple of weeks! I'll post the contest on FB and Twitter, as well.

  4. Oh, wow! I really hadn't anticipated winning anything. It was fun. Thank you. I'll send you an email shortly.

  5. Congrats to Caroline and Karen as well!