SCARE US! - Time To Reward Our Top Reviewers!

SCARE US! - Time To Reward Our Top Reviewers!

LitReactor's first official writing challenge, SCARE US!, has come to a close.  All submissions have been received and all eligible reviews have been made.  We had an exciting time and want to thank everyone for making this a success.  Writers not only wrote great stories, they also helped out and gave great reviews.  Without those reviews LitReactor wouldn't be the vital community of learning and improvement that it is.  Because of this, we want to give special thanks to our reviewers.  Even if you only reviewed one story, you helped a fellow writer, and that’s what it’s all about.  Oh, special thanks...

And prizes.

So without further ado, here are our top reviewers

The following people toiled for hours reading story after story and giving specific feedback for each author.  Not only were their reviews the most numerous, they were also some of the best in quality.  We could never have pulled off such a successful challenge without these people giving of themselves and working so hard. If you submitted a story, odds are one of these people reviewed for you, and we hope you've thanked them yourselves.  Our top four reviewers are true reviewing warriors.  We wish we could return to them some of the time they spent on these reviews so they could spend it with their loved ones, but since we can’t, we hope they enjoy their prizes.

  • Jane Wiseman
  • Jonathan Riley
  • Emma
  • Sean of the dead

The above four people each get to pick one free book from Doubleday's stacked catalog.  Todd Doughty, Chuck Palahniuk's wonderful publicist and a friend to the site, will then personally send you your choice.  On top of this, Greg Kerr, who run's the beautiful literary T-shirt company, MilesToGoClothing, is offering up your choice of any shirt from his catalog. On top of this, we'll throw in one of our Choke T-shirts in any available sizes or colors.

The next group of winners also logged in numerous hours reading and reviewing.  They gave great reviews and took the time to answer questions or clarify points for the author. 

And finally, the tireless soldiers who spent the last few weeks consistently reviewing.  As a unit, they helped give over a hundred reviews! 

If your name is up top, I will be in touch with you shortly.  So don't email us please.

Thank you again to everyone who read and reviewed and voted.  Your dedication made this challenge a success. Next up, we'll be announcing the top submissions and writers.  Look for that soon!

Jessica Taylor

News by Jessica Taylor

Jessica is the writer of stories about people and the things they do. She likes it fine, but plans to keep her day job. She’s the mother of an outstanding little boy and plans to keep him as well. Most days you can find her looking skeptically at her surroundings and being negative, but in a charming way.

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Scott MacDonald's picture
Scott MacDonald from UK is reading Perfidia August 21, 2012 - 10:50am

Fantastic. So pleased to be a prize winner - but to be honest it was just great to be part of this competition. Now to find out how to claim my prize.

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Dennis from Los Angeles is reading Necroscope by Brian Lumley August 21, 2012 - 10:54am

Hey, Scott.  Jessica will be in touch with you shortly.  In the meantime, you can head over to Da Capo Press (linked beside your name in the column) and pick out your free book now.  Congrats!

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Scott MacDonald from UK is reading Perfidia August 21, 2012 - 11:09am

Many thanks.  Great selection on Da Capo.

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leah_beth from New Jersey - now in Charleston, SC is reading five different books at once. August 21, 2012 - 11:12am

Congrats to the greatest reviewing group I've seen! You guys were great - I hope you got as much from this challenge as you gave!!

:) :)  :)

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Sancho LeStache from El Paso is reading Hunger August 21, 2012 - 11:17am

Oh wow, that's so awesome! I love those shirts, and few things are more exciting than free books! Can't wait to snag those up! Exclamation point bonanza, yaaay!!!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters August 21, 2012 - 12:09pm

Okay - all winners should have received a PM from me.  :)  It's okay to respond.  I'm not a stranger.

If you didn't, send me one.


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Wonder Woman from RI is reading 20th Century Ghosts August 21, 2012 - 12:54pm

I agree with Scott...being part of the Scare Us! challenge has been fantastic. The prize is just icing on the cake! Thank you all so very much! ^_^

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff August 21, 2012 - 1:21pm

Those t-shirts from MilesToGoClothing are pretty awesome. I'm going to have to purchase one me wunna those.

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TigersMS from Australia is reading House of Leaves August 21, 2012 - 4:14pm

Ralph Wiggum: I won! I won!

Principal Skinner: No, you're failing English. 

Ralph: Me fail English that's unpossible.

Which brings me to my point: It's unpossible not to like this competition. Really good stories and you got to read them for free. Then to get rewarded just for putting your 2 cents in. Fantastic.



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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres August 21, 2012 - 4:19pm

Congrats everybody!  Those MilesToGo shirts are all awesome!

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shabai44 from Spring Hope, NC is reading na August 21, 2012 - 5:32pm

These guys were awesome, and definitely deserve the accolades! Congrats and thanks for your hard work!

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. August 21, 2012 - 8:47pm

Good job guys! Pat yourselves on the crotches backs, you deserve it! 

Liana's picture
Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch August 21, 2012 - 9:33pm

Congrats to the winners! I didn't expect to be acknowledged for reviewing (I felt bad for not getting to more stories), but I'm glad I was mentioned! Thanks !

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland August 22, 2012 - 6:19am

Congrats to all the winners. Thanks for your time and dedication. You all earned those prizes. Thanks also to everyone who submitted a story. I wouldn't of had great stories to review if not for you.

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Ian from Texas is reading Low Down Death Right Easy by J. David Osborne August 22, 2012 - 10:24am

Congratulations to the top reviewers. Congratulations to everyone who submitted a story. Participating in the contest really was its own reward. Free stuff is just gravy. Really awesome gravy.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On August 22, 2012 - 2:51pm

Congrats to all winners--you guys rocked it!

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Jeff from Florida is reading Another Side of Bob Dylan by Victor Maymudes August 22, 2012 - 7:28pm

Thanks for the book -- it's an honor -- but this thing doesn't appear to be over yet.  

Good luck to all!

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Jane Wiseman from living outside of Albuquerque/in Minneapolis is reading Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks September 5, 2012 - 11:43pm

This contest has really been fun!