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After 20 polls, Round 1 has its finalists and the 600 covers for Round 2. Remember the vote is(more or less) a 25% special jury (Debra, Dylan Rosser, Jack Mackenroth, Jesse Archer, Julie, Max Rhyser, Mitzie, Tammy) and a 75% popular poll. I say more or less since not always the number of people voting in the polls are the same. So yes, you can have some surprises from the Jury vote and for this reason I will disclose the 3 finalists according to the Jury and the 3 finalists according to the polls. And next Friday I will post the first out of six poll for round 2. Enjoy!

Jury Finalists


Dangerous Man


Love Drugged by Lisa Novak


Arabesque by Ms. Rosek

Building Arcadia by Jito Lee

Future Histories

Hellebore and Rue by Vasilis Akoinoglou

Visible Friend by Anne Cain

Popular Poll Finalists


Birds Of A Feather (2) by Reese Dante


Destined by Phoenix Lu


Apples and Regret and Wasted Time by Nathie

City Falcon by Reese Dante

Dark Angel by Reese Dante

Visible Friend by Anne Cain


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 14th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
Oh awesome! And, wow are we in good company - thanks!
Sep. 17th, 2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hi Elisa,

Is the jury voting over now? Are unnumbered books numbers 4-6? Are they considered honorable mentions but not finalists? (What does being a finalist mean? Is one book going to be chosen overall?) I'm trying to understand what is going on so I can tell my artist. :)

Sep. 17th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Re: questions
Yes, the jury is voting also now, in parallel with the polls and so it will be until the end.

In round 1 there were 1200 covers, 600 moved to round 2. (300 to round 3, 150 to round 4 and 75 to round 5).

The above are the first 3 per Jury vote and the first 3 per Popular poll vote. Of course there are more than 3 finalists (600 covers are in round 2), but I posted only the first 3 covers with more vote in round 1.

Since there are more cover with the same number of votes, you have some tie-in for the 3 position.
Sep. 17th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
Re: questions
Okay, so everything under number 3 in both categories (Jury and Popular) are actually all the ties for number three?

And the jury is going to now vote on the 600 covers in round 2, which are the same covers it saw in round 1 only cut by half?

So what does being a finalist mean by this context since the contest is far from over? I think I understand now what you meant after re-reading.


Edited at 2011-09-17 03:56 pm (UTC)
Sep. 17th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
Re: questions
> so everything under number 3 in both categories (Jury and Popular) are actually all the ties for number three?

yes, exactly

> And the jury is going to now vote on the 600 covers in round 2, which are the same covers it saw in round 1 only cut by half?

same covers you see in the poll and at the same time you are voting on the poll they are voting the same cover, with the same standard (i.e. they can vote only 25 covers out of 100), only that their vote count 2. Consider the Jury is made by 8 person, so it's like they are casting 16 votes, where, more or less, I have 50 people voting on the polls.
Sep. 17th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: questions
By jove, I think I've got it. :)
Sep. 22nd, 2011 11:30 am (UTC)
Lovely to have the cover for A Dangerous Man in the list, Elisa - many thanks indeed! :))

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