Query Corral Blog Hop

Posted by Heather on Jun 17, 2012 in CONTESTS & HOPS |

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!


1. Writers in need of help with their queries

2. Writers who could use honest feedback &∓ line edits on their pages


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.


1. Lee Ann Lopez                                11. Jeannie Faulkner Barber

2. Liz San Fillipino                               12. Rubianna Masa

3. Donna Barker                                 13. Denise Wilson Falvo

4. Amelia Loken                                  14. Lara Schiffbauer

5. Jenn Soehnlin                                  15. Carrie Crain

6. Lisa Ard

7. Carrie Anne Brownian

8. Arabella Stokes

9. Taurean Watkins

10. E.B. Pike 



Donna Barker
Jun 17, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Can’t wait! Thank you, Heather.

Amelia Loken
Jun 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Looks like fun! Hoping to learn a thing or two to polish up this query-monster. :)

Jenn Soehnlin
Jun 18, 2012 at 10:22 am

Sounds awesome, I am so in. My blog address is http://jennmusing.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting this! :)

Lisa Ard
Jun 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

Perfect timing! Thanks a lot.

Jun 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Sounds like a great contest. I’ll be looking forward to participating.

Arabella Stokes
Jun 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Count me in!

Taurean Watkins
Jun 19, 2012 at 1:45 am

I’m in too! Thanks for doing this. I need help with my query skills, and being more comfortable with critiquing others, so this is a good way to do both.

Jun 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm

You’ve already added my name, but here’s the link to my query page:


So excited!

Jun 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Oops –Not supposed to post the query till Monday… I really must learn to follow directions better. :)

I’ve disabled the link till then.

Thanks again for hosting, Heather!

Jun 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

No worries! Glad you’re joining us, ERin. :)

Rubianna Masa
Jun 22, 2012 at 2:46 am

My query needs help. I can hear when someone else has a query that works, but can’t seem to get my own there. I’ve read tons of advice like Hooked, love this book. Sadly, my query still doesn’t sing, “Pick me.”

Thanks! Contests are fun, it is great to get feedback from others, and I love to connect with other writers.

Jun 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

We’ll spiff it up, Rubianna!! :)

E. B. Pike
Jun 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

Hey Hoppers,

Here’s my link. Can’t wait to read your queries!!




Wildcats Wife
Jun 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

Hey!! I want to do it. Sounds fun! I need to hunker down here in a little bit and pick one. I’ll come back over when posted. – Carrie

Wildcats Wife
Jun 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

Question: Do you want us to post the BLOG HOP widget on our post? If so, what is the HTML code? Ok, bye!

Wildcats Wife
Jun 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Finally, I got my query posted. Sorry it took awhile y’all. Here’s my link: http://wildcatswife.com/2012/06/25/query-corral-bloghop/

Thank you! Excited about reading everyone’s queries. Woohoo!!




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