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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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!