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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Contest is Now Open

The contest is now open. See entry details below.


23 comments:

Laci said...

Wow 5 minutes in and it was full. I tried to make it but at 6 minutes after the time it opened, it was full. MAybe next time.

MK said...

Me too! 4 minutes and it was full. Lots of YA authors!

Becca said...
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Lydia Kang said...

At 3 minutes it was full, and that was how long it took me to paste in my info. Darn.

magolla said...

I started entering it when it opened, but took too much time checking my formatting and it was closed by the time I hit submit.

Laci said...

There would have been a bounce back message if you hadn't made it telling it was full.

Steph said...

I opened it at exactly 8am, but silly me, took the time to reread everything before clicking "submit", one of the last contests I entered, once you opened the form it wasn't timed, but I guess that wasn't the case for this one, clicked submit at 6 after and it was full. ohhh well.. Good luck to those that got through! :)

Patrick said...

Sorry to those who didn't make it in. It filled up really fast (about 2 minutes). When you submitted the form, a message popped up telling you it was too late. If you did not get that message, then you're in.

Trish said...

I entered on the dot, but I dithered too much, checking my submission and missed out. Bummer. I'll try next time.

Good luck to those who made it.

lbcossey said...

I too thought, "wow, it's 2 minutes after, I'm fast." Ha. Not fast enough. congrats to those 100 with much faster fingers.

Kristi Helvig said...

Guess that semester of speed typing paid off for once. :)

Deb Salisbury said...

Wow! That was fast.

Many thanks to Kathleen, Suzette and Patrick for running this contest!

Jess of All Trades said...

Woo hoo!! I finally made it in. Not to rub it in for anyone who didn't :(((( But I had to Race home from work (sorry other drivers..) and I doubt everything's perfect but Hey -- I'm really looking forward to feedback from a professional, whether it's a page or a sentence.

Thanks for hosting this. You are guys here are awesome.

Bethany Wiggins said...

Two minutes to fill up? That is CRAZY!!! It's a good thing you guys do lots of contests.

Natalie Aguirre said...

With a thumping heart, I managed to get my submission in. I'm excited.

Fabio said...

Is the critique going to be e-mailed to each participant? Does anyone have an idea of how long it takes (yes, I'm anxious:-) ?

Patrick said...

Fabio, I would assume that she will mail the critiques back to you directly, but it will take a little time to get to them all.

Fabio said...

Thanks, Patrick. And thanks for having the contest.
I wish everybody had gotten in - this is a wonderful community.

kimysworld said...

I copied and pasted everything I had prepped before hand - even my name! Then I did a speed check and hit submit, then obsessed over whether I got everything done right! And I hate that we cant go back and check the form after we submit but its probably better that way anyway. I also had to race home from work and was ready by 10 of to enter. I wish everyone luck who entered, maybe someone will get an agent out of this!

Fabio said...

Was anyone able to paste the original manuscript formatting? Line breaks and the double-spacing were messed up in the web form.

Becca said...

kimysworld, I did the same thing. I had everything right there and ready. I was also sitting there, watching the seconds tick by so that I could submit right away.

It's a good thing I didn't have to work last night. I'd have still been there when this contest opened.

T.J. Carson said...

Great contest! Thanks for giving us opportunities like this! And sorry to the authors who didn't make that two minute slot, sheesh, that's nuts!

Patrick said...

Ms. Ortiz has posted some information about how she will be judging the contest and when to expect replies. Go to her blog at http://kortizzle.blogspot.com/2010/06/query-tracker-contest-update.html