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Friday, March 4, 2011

Publishing Pulse: 3/4/11

Agent-Judged Contest Now Closed

Our contest with Weronika Janczuk is now closed.  Thank you to everyone who entered! I will post a little more information this afternoon, after I get a chance to count the entries and make sure they all came through all right.

Q&A With Leah Clifford: A Huge Success!

The Q&A with Leah Clifford last week went well and we have randomly selected two door-prize winners.

  1. The autographed copy of Leah's book, A Touch Mortal goes to Eliza Faith.
  2. And the ten page manuscript critique goes to Keriann Greaney Martin.

Winners, congratulations!  Please contact Patrick using the QT contact form at http://QueryTracker.net/contact.php for instructions to claim your prizes.

Thank you again to Leah, and to all who participated!!

Celebrating A Job Well Done

We want to give a little shout-out to another great writers' blog: Adventures in Children's Publishing is celebrating their 1st anniversary on March 10th—so Happy 1st Anniversary!

Around the Internet

Fantastic blog post over on Inkpunks: Lessons from the Slush Pile: Your Cover Letter and You

Blood-Red Pencil has some good info on how to consolidate your crit buddies' remarks into one document.

Rachelle Gardner gives you some tips on what to do When Multiple Agents are Interested

From Novel Publicity, 10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Twitter. And while you're at it, check out how to Build a Facebook Author Page and Get People to "Like" It

Carolyn Kaufman, PsyD's book, THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment, and Human Behavior helps writers avoid common misconceptions and inaccuracies and "get the psych right" in their stories. You can learn more about The Writer's Guide to Psychology (or buy an autographed copy!), check out Dr. K's blog on Psychology Today, or follow her on Facebook!


Jil said...

I was disappointed not to receive the details of the contest yesterday. I was all prepared and kept looking but no luck. Phooey!

Stina said...

Great links, Carolyn. I'm now rethinking how I use Twitter. :D

Stina said...

Jill, I'm not sure why the announcement for the contest didn't show up as an email until this morning. Based on the time Carolyn posted the start of the contest, it should have been in your inbox yesterday. But that's why Carolyn warned in the original announcement to watch the blog for the start of the contest. We don't have control over when the email messages are sent.

Sorry you missed out on it!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving Novel Publicity a shout-out today. We love the buzz. Just a note to anyone who's sad about missing QueryTracker's contest: there's still time to enter to win a professional-grade, custom-scripted book trailer. You can sign-up on our site.

Emlyn Chand
President of Novel Publicity, LLC