The Joy of Writing Giveaway WINNERS!

January 31, 2017

Drumroll, please!

And the winners of the January 2017 Joy of Writing Giveaway are…

Partial Edit and Review Prizes

  • Winner of the 10-page partial edit from Katie Morford: Clare Dugmore
  • Winner of the 15-page partial edit from Ralene Burke: Andie Biagini
  • Winner of the 3-chapter general critique OR 1-chapter comprehensive critique from Mirtika Schultz: Alyson Bowen
  • Winners of a 15-page edit (and a 25% discount on a complete edit of their choice) from Sarah White: Anna Bourassa and Benjamin Kocher
  • Winners of the 10-page comprehensive manuscript reviews from Janeen Ippolito: Diana Alisa Sanchez Costin and Sarah Yoon
  • Winners of a 15-page edit (and 20% discount on a complete edit of their choice) from Bethany Jennings: Jennifer Acres and Jean Pace

Coaching Prizes

  • Winners of the half-hour manuscript consults from Katie Morford: Mollie Reeder and Emily Hayse
  • Winner of the 25% discount on Katie Morford’s 8-week fiction writing mentorship course: Hannah Givens
  • Winner of the coaching sessions (2 half hours OR 1 hour each) from Janeen Ippolito: Jessi Elliott and Cathrine Bonham

Blurb Prizes

  • Winner of the blurb critique from Katie Morford: Rachel Kennedy Harbour
  • Winner of the fully written blurb and revision from Mirtika Schultz: Jason Dailing

Books and #WIPjoy Swag

  • Winner of the World-Building From the Inside Out textbook and workbook from Janeen Ippolito: Jessica Springer
  • Winners of the #WIPjoy posters from Bethany Jennings: Drea Lee and James Holstein
  • Winner of the “Don’t Lose Your #WIPjoy” mug from Bethany Jennings: Nicola Rose

Grand Prize

And the winner of the giveaway Grand Prize (20-page edit from Bethany Jennings, #WIPjoy poster, and $10 Amazon gift card) is…Jacy Merrill!


Congratulations to all the winners! The editors you won prizes from will be contacting you soon.

Thank you, everyone, for participating in this giveaway, and for joining in the fun of #WIPjoy!  Whether you won a prize or not, I hope this month has refueled your enthusiasm and given you hope and enthusiasm to press on with your writing.

If you are interested in the services offered by the editors who held this giveaway, check out the links below to our business pages. 🙂 Any one of us would love to work with you, and we don’t bite! 😀

Bethany Jennings

Janeen Ippolito

Sarah White

Ralene Burke

Mirtika Shultz (blurb help)

Katie Morford


  1. Congrats to the winners!

  2. Nice. I hope I can be of great help to Alyson and Jason. And I ask God to bless the writing and editing and all creative journeys of the folks who have participated. For His glory, to our good, and for joy.

  3. Congrats to all the winners! Thanks for hosting the contest and #WIPjoy, Bethany!! It’s been so fun!

  4. Oh neat! Thank you!

    Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you, Bethany, for hosting #WIPjoy. I’ve very much enjoyed taking part this month.

  5. OHMYGOODNESS! Thank you so very much! The timing is incredible for me.

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