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Friday, January 30, 2009

QT Weeky Roundup

Contests + 1 Webinar

Amazon.com's 2009 Breakthrough Novel Award contest opens for submissions on February 2; submissions are only open until February 8, so get ready to submit!
Don't forget about our Suggestions Contest.  We want to hear all about what you'd like to see on the QueryTracker.net blog -- and we're even handing out a free first-chapter crit to one random suggester.  Get all the details here.

Interested in learning more about the children's market?  Want a chance to have your first page critiqued by an insider?  Find out more about Alice Pope's February 12th webinar here

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Link Lotto contest!  This week's winner is Vicki Tremper -- congratulations, Vicki!  This was our final round and the contest is now closed, but we still encourage you to link often and thereby help others find out about both the main QueryTracker.net site and our blog!

New Agents 

Patrick has added new agents to the database. You can always check when new agents are added by clicking on LITERARY AGENTS > NEW & UPDATED AGENTS from the main QT site.

1. Hannah Brown Gordon at Foundry Literary + Media reps
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Women's Fiction
  • Young Adult
as well as several types of nonfiction including
  • Biography and Memoirs
  • Celebrity, Pop Culture, Music, Film and  Entertainment
  • Current Affairs and  Politics
  • Science and  Technology
  • History and  Military
  • Narrative 
  • Psychology
2. Kate Hordern at the Kate Hordern Literary Agency in the UK
3Thomas Willkens at The Jeff Herman Agency, LLC reps tons of different types of nonfiction
4. Marsha Philitas at the L. Perkins Agency reps
  • Erotica
  • Romance
  • Women's Fiction
Coming Next Week

We'll take a look at another great QueryTracker.net feature and bring you Part 2 of Heather Dyer's tips on writing a stellar novel synopsis. Just in case you're still struggling to compose that one-liner for your elevator pitch, guest blogger Michelle McLean is going to help you out. And that's just the beginning, so don't miss next week with the QueryTracker.net blog team!


Anonymous said...

Great week of posts - as always!!!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

I look forward to next week. Sounds like a great lineup. Thanks!

Jenn Nixon said...

I have a small suggestion. In other blogs, like Dear Author, they use blog tags so you can quickly get to a second of specific blogs.

Perhaps QT could have a second like this, especially for new agents posts!


Carolyn Kaufman | @CMKaufman said...

Excellent suggestion, Jenn, and I appreciate you taking the time to make it. I will add a "new agents" tag to make it easier to find the new agents listings. I will also look through our other tags and see if there's a way we can use them more efficiently.