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Friday, January 16, 2009

QueryTracker.net Weekly Round-Up 1/16/09

Well, this wraps up another week for the QueryTracker.net blog gang! A lot of awesome stuff going on in the past few days, so here are the current highlights:

Through the Booking Glass...

In publishing tidbits... several cool things to check out on industry blogs this week:

House of (Literary) Representatives...

In agenting news:

  • Agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, formerly with FinePrint Lit, has now joined Nancy Coffey. You can read an interview with Joanna regarding the move on Colleen Lindsay's blog.

  • And somehow in the midst of slogging through over 3000 submissions to the Firebrand Query Holiday, agent Nadia Cornier found the time to build her own website, which you may want to keep an eye on.

In It to Win It...

In contest news:

Amy Simonson
Check out her blog at amy-thewriterscloset.blogspot.com.

Amy has won a year of free QueryTracker.net Premium Membership

  • On Wednesday, Archetype touched on the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. The contest starts in just a couple of weeks, so if you're planning on entering it's a good idea to get started on your pitch and decide where (between 3000 and 5000 words) to end your opening excerpt.

There are several videos available through CreateSpace regarding the ABNA.

  1. For basic planning information
  2. For publishing tips
  3. For creating online previews

  • Finally, on Miss Snark's First Victim, the current Secret Agent edition of Are You Hooked? is in full editing swing. Be sure to stop by and read the entries as well as the feedback. And remember to tune in on Monday when the Secret Agent's identity and the winners will be revealed!
QT Success Stories!!

In my opinion, there is no greater resource for finding a literary agent than QueryTracker.net. And, as proof, I present THREE new success stories from recently agented authors!

Have a great weekend, QT's! I'll be back Monday with an in-depth look at the query stats features of QueryTracker.net.

H. L. Dyer, M.D. writes women's fiction and works as the Clinical and Academic Director for the Hospitalist Program at a pediatric teaching hospital near Chicago. In addition to all things literary, she enjoys experimental cooking and composing impromptu parodies to annoy close friends and family. Click to visit her personal blog, Trying to Do the Write Thing.


Michelle D. Argyle said...

Nice to see success stories! Gives the rest of us hope, I think. :)

Congrats, guys!

Suzette Saxton said...

What a fun roundup. Great post, Heather!!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh, lots of great links and info here!