Feb 19, 2012

Contest and critique winners!

Tricia has read all the entries and narrowed down her choices. Remember - as she says below - requesting more pages reflects her own personal taste and not always your writing skills. Think of yourself browsing in a library to put yourself in her (or any agent's) shoes.

 AND keep reading below. I'm offering up two free MS critiques PLUS another free premium subscription to QueryTracker, chosen by Random.org...so if you didn't get a request, there may still be something free for you.

Take it away, Tricia!

I'd like to see full manuscripts from:

Cassie Mae, HOW TO DATE A NERD
Angelica R. Jackson, SPIRITS FROM THE VASTY DEEP
Melanie Stanford, DAZE AND KNIGHTS
Christopher S. Ledbetter, THE SKY THRONE

I'd like to see the first 50 pages from:

Jenny Kaczorowski, THE ALTERAE
Enchanting Editor, BALLAD KEEPER
Sara, THE GIRL IN THE MIRROR
Krista V. THE REGENERATED MAN AND ME
andimjulie, THE SYMPTOMS OF OUR SHADOWS
Hope Roberson, MY PROTECTOR: THE CALLING
Tristina Wright, THE GIRL WITH THE PORCELAIN WINGS

Please send the requested material as a Word attachment (.doc only) to tricia@emliterary.com with the subject "Requested Material."

And a little note from me for everyone:

I so enjoyed every single query and first 250 words that I read. There is so much talent included here. I found it difficult to choose (which is why I chose more than one of each), so please don't take not being picked personally. Me not picking your query only means that I didn't connect with it as much as I'd like. I wish you all much luck and can't wait to see great things from all of you in the future!

Thanks for taking part in the contest. What a treat!

Congratulations to the winners and the runner-ups, and to everyone for taking part!

Full MS critiques from Melodie offered to:

CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE CYBORG - by MarcyKate

THE CURIOUS WORLD OF WATSON & CRICK - by Jen Hilt

Ladies, if you'd like to take me up on this offer, email me at rewrighter (at) gmail (dot) com. It can be the MS mentioned or another WIP.

Finally, the QueryTracker premium membership goes to:

Ladonna Watkins!

Congratulations all and thanks so much for participating.

25 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

Congrats to all the winners! This makes me want to work harder to finish my WiP so I can get it out there!

Tracey J said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Sara said...

Congrats to all the winners!

Kelley said...

Whoot Whoot! Congrats to the winners!

And a special yay to a few CPs!!!

Cassie Mae said...

Holy crap yay!! Super stoked! Thanks Melodie and Tricia for this great opportunity!

*does embarrassing running man around computer*

Dana said...

Congratulations to the winners! And thanks, Melodie, for providing the opporutnity for feedback and exposure.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

I logged on with that oh-so-familiar feeling of excitement and dread--only to startle my husband with my squee-ing! Tricia was on my list of agents to query so I was so glad for this opportunity, thank you Melodie and Tricia!

The funny part is that on my blog today, I posted part 2 of The Query Post, and this shows I'm at least on the right track with my query.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Oh, and in my excitement I forgot to congratulate the other winners (congratulations!) and the ones that weren't picked, but were brave enough to post their queries and first pages for all to see. Great support in the comments, too!

Deana said...

Congrats to all the winners! And thanks so much Melodie and Trisha! You all are awesome:)

Melanie Stanford said...

Congrats to all the winners! I'm psyched to be picked!

Thanks Melodie for hosting this contest- it's such a great opportunity.

Hope Roberson said...

Holy cow! So excited! Thank you, thank you, thank you Melodie and Tricia! Thank you :)

Jenny S. Morris said...

Congrats to all the winners. And thanks ladies for doing this contest.

Sarah B said...

Yay everyone! Wish I had something ready to send. And super stoked for Cassie and Krista.

Christopher S. Ledbetter said...

Congrats to all the winners. Thanks so much for hosting this contest!

Daisy Carter said...

Congrats to all the winners! And for those of you who didn't get picked, keep querying! Right now, another agent may be wishing she had exactly what you wrote in her inbox!

Krista V. said...

Woohoo! Congratulations to all the winners!

Thanks, Melodie, for hosting such a great contest. And thank your awesome agent for us:)

MarcyKate said...

Congrats to the winners - there were so many fantastic entries! GOOD LUCK! :)

Traci Kenworth said...

Congrats to the winners!! Stopping by from the campaign.

Laura Barnes said...

Yay! And congrats to all!!!

Great contest you ran, Melodie. :)

Tristina Wright said...

*flails* Holy wow on toast! Thank you!!!

And congratulations to everyone who won!

*runs around waving arms*

ladonna watkins said...

Congrats to the winners.

Betsy Love said...

What a great service you are providing to writers and prospective authors. I'm a new follower from the campaign! It's nice to meet you. I'm looking forward to more contests!

andimjulie said...

How exciting! Thanks so much for hosting!!!

Jenny Kaczorowski said...

Thanks so much to both of you! And congrats to all the other winners! I'm so excited!

EnchantingEditor said...

Oh wow! Thank you very much, Tricia and Melodie! I'm stoked!