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Hurray for Jack!

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Jun 22nd, 2010
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Around spring I entered Jack of Hearts into a few Novel/First Chapter type contests. Just got the results in from the last one (I think, unless I’ve forgotten about one) over at the The Write Helper. As far as I can tell this contest was open to all genres. I’m happy to report that Jack of Hearts ended up in 4th place out of 68 entries.

I saw the result on their website, but I’m looking forward to reading the editor’s official critique when it shows up in the mail.

And with that, I think I’m done with contests from here on out. It’s great to get the feedback (when it’s offered) and some validation (when you do well) but I think I’ve gotten all the value out of them I can at this point. A few more tweaks remain and then I’ll be sending my first batch of query letters out to agents. By carrier pigeon. Agents like that, right?


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Ricardo Bare
Austin, Tx

Ricardo Bare is a writer and game designer living near Austin, Texas. Currently he works as a game designer for Arkane Studios, which in 2012 released Dishonored. Ricardo started his career in the games industry working on the Deus Ex series, winner of the BAFTA and numerous other Game of the Year awards.

Ricardo is the author of Jack of Hearts and Fool of Fate, the first two books in a young adult fantasy series.


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