• A few updates–CONTESTS!

    Date: 2012.10.02 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags:

    Recently, I decided to take my chances and enter a few online contests. My real motivation in entering was to get feedback on my query/pitch and test the waters a bit.

    I participated in #PitMad, a twitter pitch-fest. Basically, you have 140 characters (less actually because you need to include the hashtag) to pitch your novel to lurking agents. Here is the pitch that won me a “favorite” from literary agent Brittany Howard of Corvisiero Agency:

    Nara, 14 yo banished princess, must work with her nemesis, a mere commoner, to decipher the Gods’ clues and end the plagues (MG) #PitMad

    I also entered the Miss Snark’s First Victim Catch a Teen Eye contest and was an honorable mention. You can find the full list of winners here (look for TEMPLE FALLS)

    http://misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com/2012/08/teen-eyes-contest-taryns-winner.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+MissSnarksFirstVictim+%28Miss+Snark%27s+First+Victim%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

    Lastly, I entered Krista Van Dolzer’s Agent Inbox contest and came in 4th place! This one I am particularly proud of because the other entries were so strong. My win earned me a partial request from agent Victoria Marini, of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency.  Here is a link to the announcement:

    http://motherwrite.blogspot.com/2012/09/ms-marinis-winners.html

    So I’m pretty excited about the contests so far. Definitely making good progress. But even more exciting is that I have several partial and full manuscript requests out there with some DREAM AGENTS. Fingers and toes crossed!