The details for this round were indicated in your assignment email from the Judge Coordinator (aka Competition Drone) and your Judge Instructions. The email also contained the category and title of each work that you were assigned. Refer to that email for any further instructions.

This is a multi-page form. You may not have as many finalists to judge as there are pages. Just page through (click "Next") until you reach the last page. The submit button will be at the bottom. 

The Non-Fiction and Poetry categories are listed in this form, however, you will not judge those two categories using this form.  They have their own forms. If you received this link in error for those two categories, or have any questions, please contact the Judge Coordinator.

Fiction Final Round
Enter your name. If you indicated a preferred name on your registration, you may use that. We just need to know who you are.
Please select the category.
Finalist 1
Enter the title of the book as indicated in your assignment email. For instance, My Dog Ozzy, not FC-MyDogOzzy.
Was there a hook that grabbed you and drew you in? Did you get a clear picture of where the story was going? Did the story engage you or did it slog along? Did the plot sag in the middle? Did any subplots support the main plot or Did they take away from it? Were all plot threads convincingly tied up?
Were the characters compelling and well-motivated? Did they have distinct voices? Did they act in a believable manner? If the author did research to build a character, how well was research woven in?
Did the story have a complete sense of time and place? If it’s apparent that the author did research to build the world, how well was research woven into the story? Were descriptions evocative, drawing you into the world? Did the writer build a convincing world?
Did the story make sense? Were changes in POV handled well? Were there holes in the story? Were descriptive facts, like eye or hair color, physical or verbal tags, consistent throughout?
Looking at the book as a whole, was the writer's voice clear, demonstrating a command of language and story-telling techniques? Did you feel an emotional or sensory impact? Would you want to read another work by this author? Only consider the author's work, not the production aspects which you will judge in the next fields.
More than copy editing, though that is included here. Were there spelling and punctuation errors, misuse of homonyms? Syntax errors? Awkward phrasing? Keep in mind regional spellings & dialects.

Evaluate how well the editor caught flaws in plot, characterization, continuity, etc. Yes, you might mark the author down on the specific area, then mark the editor down here.
Is the book "pretty?" Consider fonts, spacing, formatting of the pages. Was the formatting consistent throughout the book? The PDF version should not have had any conversion errors due to the publisher's format. Generally, this score is high, but it it doesn't look like a professionally published book, take off!
Rank this book in comparison to other finalists in this category.
Finalist 2
Enter the title of the book as indicated in your assignment email. For instance, My Dog Ozzy, not FC-MyDogOzzy.
Was there a hook that grabbed you and drew you in? Did you get a clear picture of where the story was going? Did the story engage you or did it slog along? Did the plot sag in the middle? Did any subplots support the main plot or Did they take away from it? Were all plot threads convincingly tied up?
Were the characters compelling and well-motivated? Did they have distinct voices? Did they act in a believable manner? If the author did research to build a character, how well was research woven in?
Did the story have a complete sense of time and place? If it’s apparent that the author did research to build the world, how well was research woven into the story? Were descriptions evocative, drawing you into the world? Did the writer build a convincing world?
Did the story make sense? Were changes in POV handled well? Were there holes in the story? Were descriptive facts, like eye or hair color, physical or verbal tags, consistent throughout?
Looking at the book as a whole, was the writer's voice clear, demonstrating a command of language and story-telling techniques? Did you feel an emotional or sensory impact? Would you want to read another work by this author? Only consider the author's work, not the production aspects which you will judge in the next fields.
More than copy editing, though that is included here. Were there spelling and punctuation errors, misuse of homonyms? Syntax errors? Awkward phrasing? Keep in mind regional spellings & dialects.

Evaluate how well the editor caught flaws in plot, characterization, continuity, etc. Yes, you might mark the author down on the specific area, then mark the editor down here.
Is the book "pretty?" Consider fonts, spacing, formatting of the pages. Was the formatting consistent throughout the book? The PDF version should not have had any conversion errors due to the publisher's format. Generally, this score is high, but it it doesn't look like a professionally published book, take off!
Rank this book in comparison to other finalists in this category.
Finalist 3
Enter the title of the book as indicated in your assignment email. For instance, My Dog Ozzy, not FC-MyDogOzzy.
Was there a hook that grabbed you and drew you in? Did you get a clear picture of where the story was going? Did the story engage you or did it slog along? Did the plot sag in the middle? Did any subplots support the main plot or Did they take away from it? Were all plot threads convincingly tied up?
Were the characters compelling and well-motivated? Did they have distinct voices? Did they act in a believable manner? If the author did research to build a character, how well was research woven in?
Did the story have a complete sense of time and place? If it’s apparent that the author did research to build the world, how well was research woven into the story? Were descriptions evocative, drawing you into the world? Did the writer build a convincing world?
Did the story make sense? Were changes in POV handled well? Were there holes in the story? Were descriptive facts, like eye or hair color, physical or verbal tags, consistent throughout?
Looking at the book as a whole, was the writer's voice clear, demonstrating a command of language and story-telling techniques? Did you feel an emotional or sensory impact? Would you want to read another work by this author? Only consider the author's work, not the production aspects which you will judge in the next fields.
More than copy editing, though that is included here. Were there spelling and punctuation errors, misuse of homonyms? Syntax errors? Awkward phrasing? Keep in mind regional spellings & dialects.

Evaluate how well the editor caught flaws in plot, characterization, continuity, etc. Yes, you might mark the author down on the specific area, then mark the editor down here.
Is the book "pretty?" Consider fonts, spacing, formatting of the pages. Was the formatting consistent throughout the book? The PDF version should not have had any conversion errors due to the publisher's format. Generally, this score is high, but it it doesn't look like a professionally published book, take off!
Rank this book in comparison to other finalists in this category.
Finalist 4
Enter the title of the book as indicated in your assignment email. For instance, My Dog Ozzy, not FC-MyDogOzzy.
Was there a hook that grabbed you and drew you in? Did you get a clear picture of where the story was going? Did the story engage you or did it slog along? Did the plot sag in the middle? Did any subplots support the main plot or Did they take away from it? Were all plot threads convincingly tied up?
Were the characters compelling and well-motivated? Did they have distinct voices? Did they act in a believable manner? If the author did research to build a character, how well was research woven in?
Did the story have a complete sense of time and place? If it’s apparent that the author did research to build the world, how well was research woven into the story? Were descriptions evocative, drawing you into the world? Did the writer build a convincing world?
Did the story make sense? Were changes in POV handled well? Were there holes in the story? Were descriptive facts, like eye or hair color, physical or verbal tags, consistent throughout?
Looking at the book as a whole, was the writer's voice clear, demonstrating a command of language and story-telling techniques? Did you feel an emotional or sensory impact? Would you want to read another work by this author? Only consider the author's work, not the production aspects which you will judge in the next fields.
More than copy editing, though that is included here. Were there spelling and punctuation errors, misuse of homonyms? Syntax errors? Awkward phrasing? Keep in mind regional spellings & dialects.

Evaluate how well the editor caught flaws in plot, characterization, continuity, etc. Yes, you might mark the author down on the specific area, then mark the editor down here.
Is the book "pretty?" Consider fonts, spacing, formatting of the pages. Was the formatting consistent throughout the book? The PDF version should not have had any conversion errors due to the publisher's format. Generally, this score is high, but it it doesn't look like a professionally published book, take off!
Rank this book in comparison to other finalists in this category.
Finalist 5