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Friday, July 30, 2010

Contest Results and Publishing Pulse 7/30/10

Winners Announced

I'd like to shout out a big thanks to Suzie Townsend of Fineprint Literary for judging Twitter-style pitches in our latest contest. Suzie is amazing to work with and her blog, Confessions of a Wandering Heart, is one you won't want to miss.

Winner: Corinne Duyvis
Prize: Query critique plus ten pages
Winning Entry: As the normal daughter to magical parents, Lillian hates magic. Having to save her dad from a tricky fae contract? Really not helping.

Second Place: Jo Vandewall
Prize: Query critique plus five pages
Winning Entry: A deal with the devil: Rachel agrees to teach newly divorced Mac to date but he decides he wants her and must sabotage all her efforts.

Third Place: Nicola Cleasby
Prize: Query Critique
Winning Entry: All Tara longs for is a normal life, but with a sexy vampire, an undead aunt, and a mad demon in the picture—so far—it’s just not happening.

Honorable Mentions:

Portia Stewart
Entry: A young teacher facing false charges of sexual misconduct seeks safe haven at her aunt's isolated Missouri farm–and finds a stalker waiting.

Erin Manack
Entry: Stephanie has a cheating boyfriend, a slacker brother & a crush on Spencer. Plus a gstring up her ass. Karma’s a bitch.

Erin Kane Spock
Entry: Frances escapes her depression and goes to the court of Queen Elizabeth to find herself and ends up falling in love with her own husband.

Winners, contact me via email (suzettesaxton@querytracker.net) for instructions.

On the Web

Your writing excuses are vitally important! Check out Jane Friedman's post to find out why.

A brand new blog to love! Nancy Coffey Literary has launched Coffey. Tea. And Literary.

Suzie Townsend has a poignant post On Waiting.

Success Stories

Congratulations to all the many writers who use QueryTracker.net to land their agents. You can read two recent success stories by clicking on the links below:

Have a great weekend!

Suzette Saxton writes books for tots, teens, and in-betweens. She is represented by Suzie Townsend of FinePrint Literary.


Krista Van Dolzer said...

Congrats to all the winners! And it's good to know Nancy Coffey and company have launched a new blog. Definitely one to check out!

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats to the winners!!

Tere Kirkland said...

Congrats to all you winners and to those recently agented. Have a great weekend!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Thanks for hosting this!

Deb Salisbury, Magic Seeker and Mantua-Maker said...

Congrats to all the winners!

And thank you for posting their entries. Now I have new ideas to give my pitch more voice. :-)

Claire Merle said...

Wow these twitter style pitches are inspiring. I loved the winner. I'd probably buy a book just based on that hook and a good cover!

Silke said...

Grats Winners!

Katy said...

Was just browsing through the recent posts here, and I realized I'm in this one! Thanks guys!