I apologize that it took me longer to get this set up than I’d hoped, but I ran into a bit of a quandary regarding time zones! Specifically, the first thirteen entries I received were technically before the submission window was open, but knowing how much confusion can be caused by daylight savings time, I decided not to disqualify everyone who was an hour early. (And if I did, I wouldn’t have gotten up to thirteen entries!) But . . . since I also didn’t want to penalize anyone who did get it right and waited till 9:00 MST, it turned out to be more complicated than I’d planned.
In the end I considered all the submissions that came in between 8:00 and 5:00 MST (most of them came in the first couple of hours), and since I couldn’t do first come-first served and still be fair to those who figured out the Great Time Zone Puzzle, I sorted the entries by category and took the same percentage of each, based on how many I received in each category. So we have five Adult entries, six YA entries, and two MG entries.
As I’d said that each qualifying submission needed to be a legitimate logline, I gave preference to those who not only followed the submission rules but who at least included most of the basic logline elements. Although I certainly understand that some people may have just discovered Baker’s Dozen and not had a chance to follow the critique sessions at MSFV or to do a lot of research on loglines, if you spend just half an hour reviewing the information readily available on that site you’ll know what should be in a logline — and what shouldn’t! 😉
And speaking of rules, please follow the same guidelines for critiquing as you would at MSFV, and if your entry is posted here try to critique a minimum of five other loglines. Also, because of the time crunch for the Adult authors (since the Baker’s Dozen submissions for those entries are this coming week), please comment on those loglines first. To make that a little easier, I made those entries the first five. Entries six through eleven are our YA loglines, and the last two are MG. Since their submissions in the auction will be the following week, we have a little more time to get to the YA and MG ones, and I will keep this open for comments all week.
Thank you to everyone for participating! 🙂