Query Critic Competition and Interview with Jeyn Roberts


Jeyn Roberts is a name you will know well by the end of the year. Her amazing novel, Dark Inside comes out in September in the UK and November in the US and it’s going to be BIG! For those of you looking for agents, Jeyn landed her dream agent and has shared a bit of her story below. She is also offering a query critique to help an aspiring author land their dream agent.

http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2011/03/query-critic-competition-and-interview.html

The competition closes on 31st March – please provide links for additional entries.

Agent Pitch Contest


Are you a writer of YA stories? Do you have a complete manuscript that you are ready to pitch to an agent? Then you’ll want to head right over to YAtopia for their first ever agent pitch contest. You have a chance to pitch to Ammi-Joan Paquette, who is currently closed to submissions. This is a great opportunity, so make sure you take advantage of it! Here’s the address:

http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2011/03/agent-pitch-contest.html

I’m a Semi-Finalist in Brenda Drake’s ‘Show Me The Voice’ Contest!


I just checked back on the Brenda Blake’s blog site and saw my submission of the first 250 words of my novel, In the Shadow of the Dragon King, is the number one spot in the list of semi-finalist in the “Show Me The Voice” contest!!!!

http://brenleedrake.blogspot.com/2011/03/semi-finalist-1.html

This has me so stoked!

I’d like to take a moment and thank everyone, including my kids, my phenomenal beta readers, and my critique partners who put their eyes on this baby. Your comments and patience has really helped me find David’s voice and fine tune it. Thank you so, so much.

I know this isn’t a book deal (you’d think it was by the way I’m reacting :-)) , but the significance is just as important to me. This is truly a success point for me. Baby steps, right? Next step – to win the contest! How awesome would that be!!!!!

Even if I don’t, the experience is phenomenal and I’m just giddy all over. It’s a great day!

Hugs to the world!!! I’ve got to write, revise and write some more . . . after I get my coffee!