QT Blog's First Agent Contest!
Can you sum up your book in one sentence?
Joanna Stampfel-Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary will be judging one line hooks on this blog next week. That's one sentence only to describe your book. We have addressed the topics of hooks and pitches several times on this blog (pitches, hooks, loglines, high-concept hooks).
Do NOT send submissions today. The contest will be open for submissions on Monday, April 13 when the blog post formally announcing the contest goes up (9:00 am Eastern time). The submission window will be open for 24 hours and will expire at 9:00 Eastern time, Tuesday, April 14th. Do not pitch an unfinished manuscript.
Submissions are limited to ONE sentence. Compound/complex sentences are fine, but please don't get carried away. The object is to be succinct.
Your one line hook should be emailed to QT Blog author, Elana Johnson. The easiest way to access her email address is by clicking on it in the sidebar on the right. Her address is elanajohnson(at)querytracker(dot)net (Note the spelling of her name). Please send your submission only once. You will receive a confirmation email sometime during the day.
In your email, include:
Real Name (required)
Screen name (if you are adverse to putting your real name up if you win)
Email address (one you check regularly)
TITLE of manuscript
One sentence pitch for your book.
Any entry longer than one sentence will be deleted without being sent to Ms. Volpe. Again, don't try to create the longest sentence in the history of the English language.
This is not an open critique. Your entry will not be published here on the blog for others to comment on. Only Ms. Volpe will be reading the entries and choosing the ones she likes (Winners will be posted on the blog, but no one will be shredding them).
Ms. Volpe is currently looking for a wide range of fiction from young adult, fantasy, science fiction, romance, thrillers, woman's fiction, middle grade, historical and commercial fiction as well as non-fiction in a few areas. Before submitting, please check her profile on QueryTracker to make sure she represents your genre.
We are adding a new author to the QueryTracker.net Blog. Writer Michelle McLean will be joining the team next week. Michelle writes YA fiction, children's picture books, and adult non-fiction and has been published in three Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Welcome, Michelle!
QueryTracker Blog (that's us) will be holding a one sentence pitch contest judged by Joanna Stampfel-Volpe on Monday, April 13th.
The Knight Agency is still accepting submissions for the Book in a Nutshell Competition.
Miss Snark's First Victim is hosting her Secret Agent Contest next week.
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Wishing all of you a blessed Easter weekend.
Mary Lindsey writes paranormal fiction for children and adults. Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, she received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama.
Mary can also be found on her website.