Query Day

Query Critique Day: Travel Memoirs

Time for some community feedback!

It’s that time again!!

Time for you all to help me out by critiquing a shiny, revised query that has been wrung through the Query Day wringer.

For August, our lucky “winner” is Wendy, who will be querying her travel memoirs soon! This is our first non-fiction query on here (woo!), so I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks.

And as always, be HELPFUL, be gentle, and leave your comments below.

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Dear Ms. Dennard,

I’ve shacked up with a counterfeiter in a forest in Rio. Woken up accidentally engaged in Santo Domingo. Hitched a Secret Service Humvee in Jordan. Filmed Cuban cigar traffickers in Havana. Crashed a Cadillac in Hollywood. Escaped a foot fetishist in Hanoi. Encountered men and other wild animals in Africa. And I’ve written 70,000 words about it that I’ll never show my grandmother. (Read more…)

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QUERY SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

ALRIGHT, MY FRIENDS…

I have received 5 query letters, so I’m closing submissions!

♥ Thank you, everyone!! ♥

Be sure to check back for the next QUERY DAY in September!

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Get your queries ready!

Query Day for August starts TODAY 8/8/11

at 12:00 PM Eastern time (9:00 AM Pacific time).

DON’T MISS IT!

Once I get 5 queries, I’m closing submissions!

♥♥

Don’t know what Query Day is? Head here.

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Query Critique Day: Thirst

Time for some community feedback!

It’s that time again!!

Time for you all to help me out by critiquing a shiny, revised query that has been wrung through the Query Day wringer.

For June, we have our second lucky “winner”, Katharine Owens (a.k.a. The Insect Collector).

As always, be HELPFUL, be gentle, and leave your comments below.

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Dear Agent that I have researched and found is a great match for me,

Sixteen-year-old Nile coasts through life in Camp Hope, the interim community built by the survivors of a massive climate shift. He’s almost finished with career training and head over heels for his girlfriend. Life is good. (Read more…)

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Query Critique Day: Stormland

♥ Time for some community feedback! ♥

It’s that time again!!

For June’s Query Day, we have our first lucky “winner”, Sharon Bayliss. Her shiny, revised query is now ready for some group feedback!

As always, be HELPFUL, be gentle, and leave your comments below.

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Dear Ms. Agent,

I’ve read in interviews that you enjoy fantasy set in a world similar to our own, so I believe you will enjoy my 70,000 word fantasy, STORMLAND.

The sky looked black for days after the bomb killed her parents, and Lena Lowell will do anything to make sure the sky stays blue from now on. (Read more…)

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Get your queries ready!

Query Day for June starts TODAY 6/6/11

at 5:00 PM EDT.

DON’T MISS IT!

Once I get 10 queries, I’m closing submissions!

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Don’t know what Query Day is? Head here.

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Query Critique Day: This Year Sucks

♥ Time for some community feedback! ♥

MaryAnn Kempher is the second lucky “winner” from May’s Query Day, and so her shiny, revised query is now ready for some group feedback!

As always, be HELPFUL, be gentle, and leave your comments below.

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Dear Agent,

I believe my book and what you are currently looking for may be a perfect match because <insert reason why>. THIS YEAR SUCKS has 60,000 words and is romantic suspense.

If not for a sleepless night and an empty pantry, Katherine might never have seen a killer and his victim. She didn’t get a good look at him, but he doesn’t know that. Now she’s a hunted woman. (Read more…)

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Query Critique Day: Magnetic

♥ Time for some community feedback! ♥

Jeanmarie Anaya is the first lucky “winner” from May’s Query Day, and so her shiny, revised query is now ready for some group feedback!

As always, be HELPFUL, be gentle, and leave your comments below.

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Dear __________:

I enjoyed hearing you speak at the Backspace Agent-Author Seminar in November on the topic of recent trends in the YA market. You mentioned you were interested in paranormal YA. I hope my novel, MAGNETIC, will fit your list. (Read more…)

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Get your queries ready!

Query Day for May 2011 starts MONDAY the 2nd at 5:00 PM EST.

DON’T MISS IT!

Once I get 10 queries, I’m closing submissions!

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Query Critique Day: Playing God

♥ Time for some community feedback! ♥

Taryn Albright was the lucky “winner” from April’s Query Day, and so her shiny, revised query is now ready for some group feedback!

As always, be HELPFUL, be gentle, and leave your comments below.

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Dear Awesome Agent,

When humanity learns its writers can create, or “Animate,” their own worlds, people have the final nail in the coffin of religion. God is now dead, but not everyone is happy about that.

For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Kalyn has had one goal: become the thirteenth Animator, one of the revered people who can Animate their written works. When her brother gets that distinction first, she finds herself breaking away from the conventional aversion to religion and instead befriending a girl who has religious sympathies. (Read more…)

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