Query Contest results!

First of all, I want to say thanks to anyone who participated.  This was a lot of fun and hopefully I'll run this or something similar again in the near future.

Second, to anyone who was worried about word count, I know different pieces of software count differently and allowed for that.  You all made it and were all judged.  (Let's ignore the way that sentence sounds like it should be said by an evil overlord in a dark cloak, shall we?  Good.  Moving on.)

Brooks, of course, took his job very seriously and read through all the entries this weekend.  As per the updated rules, we're awarding more than just one prize because you were all such superstars with the entries and the quality of them was excellent.  Seriously, they were ALL good, but since we have to narrow them down...

THE WINNER:

P. Adams, for your MG modern fantasy.  I wasn't part of the judging, but I will say we both loved this.  You win the critique no matter what, but Brooks would also love to see your first three chapters ASAP.


RUNNERS UP:

Most sinister scheming: J. Matthew Saunders, adult/dark fantasy.

Most cause for revenge: Laurie Muench, YA paranormal suspense.

Most likely to ruin family Thanksgiving: Trisha Leigh, historical/mythological YA.

Most likely to dissuade me from seeking physical affection ever again: Matthew Bryant, adult science fiction/urban fantasy.

Brooks would like to invite the four of you to query him with your letters and the first three chapters of your manuscripts when you're ready, and they will jump to the top of his query pile.

Please send all materials to brooks [at] fineprintlit [dot] com.

Thanks again for playing, everyone. :)


9 comments:

MattB said...

Best award I've ever recieved... the runner up being 'Most likely to shoot down aircraft' from a target practice competition... Thanks again so much for the contest! It was more fun than watching Channing Tatum in a UFC fight!

The REALLY Real Curious Crow said...
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The REALLY Real Curious Crow said...

Congrats to the winner and runners up! Thanks, again, for such a fun contest.

Brooks said...

Thanks to everyone who played! This was a very fun new twist on a critique contest, and there were some great entries. I hope you all enjoyed this as much as Emma and I did!

P.Adams said...

Wow, I'm incredibly flattered. Thank you so much for your willingness to host our little 100 word "amuse bouche" for our works.

Laurie Muench said...

Hurrah! Congratulations P. Adams! And thank you Emma and Brooks for hosting such an entertaining contest.

Monica said...

Congrats to the winners!

Emma Trevayne said...

I just want to echo what Brooks said, thank you all for participating, and thank Brooks for being the talent and giving us his time. :)

Matthew said...

Congrats to all the winners! This was a fun contest. Thanks, Emma and Brooks.

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