Without further ado...the winners!!! Drumroll please...
Joan picked the winners because, and I quote, 'While very different in content, both of these pitches (and first lines) felt especially sharp and evocative, and put me right into the story. I would be happy to see the first 50 pages of these novels.'
Joan would also like to note that while she only picked two winners, she will be emailing other people giving them the opportunity to query her personally as she is usually closed to submissions.
Congratulations again, ladies!