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Another Near Success

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Jun 3rd, 2010
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Since I posted about “Near Successes” last week, I suppose that’s what I should call this one. Earlier this year I entered Jack of Hearts into the Writer’s League of Texas manuscript contest. (I also entered into the Houston Writer’s Guild ┬ácontest which I posted about here). The contest is based on the first 10 pages and a synopsis. Just got the result back in the mail.

Unfortunately, JoH didn’t win in its category. However, there’s a bright side–it did score a 9 in almost every category being judged (out of 10 possible). Which must mean the winners got 10’s, so congratulations to the winners. The judge(s) also wrote some very nice comments about the story. Here’s a quote:

“I am not sure how far along the author is in the drafting of Jack of Hearts and the second book in the series, but these first nine pages are polished and professional and warrant a further read by an agent/editor. Much potential for publication.”

The judges are anonymous, but whoever you are, thanks for the great comments! I’m about to begin submitting to agents, so I hope they agree with your assessment.


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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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