New York, NY, March 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In January, Wattpad - the world’s most popular ebook community - partnered with Evan Marshall - literary agent, bestselling mystery novelist, and co-author with Martha Jewett of The Marshall Plan(R) Novel Writing Software – and launched the "Best Mystery/Suspense Novel in 10,000 Words or Less" Contest. The contest is in celebration of publication in March 2010 of Dark Alley, the third book in Evan's "Hidden Manhattan Mysteries" series.
Today, Wattpad and Evan Marshall jointly announced the four winners of the contest:
- Shadowed Suspicions by Rachel Kramer (http://www.wattpad.com/user/rachloves2write)
- Chrisita O'Brien: Chronicles of a Black Butterfly by Yeilis Quintana Ramirez (http://www.wattpad.com/user/Aly110)
- Sunshine Yellow by William Heinecke (http://www.wattpad.com/user/William_Heinecke)
- 16 Shades Of Grey And A Little Black by Brian Ridgway (http://www.wattpad.com/user/faceinthecrowd)
"We had several hundred entries, which was extremely gratifying," said Evan Marshall. "I was impressed by the writers' talent and energy, and also by the variety of stories submitted. Wattpad is a wonderful platform for writers who want peer feedback on their work."
All four winning novels will be featured on Wattpad and also on Evan's own mystery website, www.EvanMarshallMysteries.com.
For more information on the contest or to learn more about Wattpad, please visit www.wattpad.com/contests.
About Evan Marshall
Evan Marshall is an internationally recognized expert on fiction writing and author of the "Hidden Manhattan" and "Jane Stuart and Winky" mystery series. A former book editor, for 23 years he has been a leading literary agent specializing in fiction. His Marshall Plan(R) Novel Writing Software (with Martha Jewett) is an adaptation of his bestselling Marshall Plan(R) series.
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