As you guys know by now, I love contests! It’s a blast interacting with other writers AND gaining writerly advice. And what the hell? Why not PRIZES? For this contest, let’s round up our queries and toss them in the corral.
Create your best query for your novel (does not have to be a completed ms), give and receive feedback from other entrants, and submit your query for a chance to win!
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
1. Writers in need of help with their queries
2. Writers who could use honest feedback &∓ line edits on their pages
HOW TO SIGN UP
1. Leave a simple comment on this post and be sure to INCLUDE YOUR WEBSITE LINK. If you don’t have a site of your own yet, you may still enter by including your pitch in the comments. You may also sign up via Facebook or simply send me your info via Twitter.
2. I will keep a running list of participants at the bottom of this post with your links as you sign-up. This makes for easy hopping to and from others’ sites.
3. Feel free to post up to TWO queries on your blog if you have more than one that you’d like feedback on.
1. Sign-up the week of June 18th-June 22nd.
2. On Monday, June 25th, post your query to your blog/website.
3. Hop from blog to blog Monday, June 25th & Tuesday, June 26th and give other participants feedback on their queries.
4. Submit your final query by emailing it to HeatherWebb (dot) writes (at) gmail (dot) com. The subject heading should read: QUERY CORRAL. Paste your query in the body of your email and send by MIDNIGHT on Friday, June 29th. Winners will be announced sometime the following week.
1. Please share the contest on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. I won’t be tracking you, but the more folks we have participate, the more advice you will receive on your queries.
2. Be kind, but honest with your feedback. We could all use constructive criticism, but there’s no reason to be rude. Please respect each other.
First Place: A critique of your manuscript up to 2,000 words from editor extraordinaire (yours truly).
Second Place: A critique to 1,000 words.
Third Place: A critique up to 500 words.
6. Lisa Ard
10. E.B. Pike