Friday, August 6, 2010

Launching WriteOnCon with a BANG - Query contest with Joanna Volpe


WriteOnCon is quickly approaching and we hope everyone is as excited as we are to dive in. We’ve have been completely blown away by all of the amazing content we’ve received from agents, editors and writers and we can’t wait to share it with all of you!

In the meantime, one of our star panelists, über agent Joanna Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation, has generously offered to get this party started with a mega query critique contest. And some of you (ahem) have some new and improved queries that we're sure will catch Joanna's eye.

Get. Excited.

Here’s how it’s going to work:
  • Joanna will select three queries to critique on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We’ll post her critiques on the WriteOnCon blog and the Coffey. Tea. And. Literary. blog. These lucky writers will have the chance to revise their query and resubmit it to be considered for the big prizes to come.
  • On Thursday August 11th Joanna will select one of her favorite queries to win a ten page critique from both Joanna AND their amazing assistant, Sara. A double-eyed critique!
  • On Friday August 12th Joanna will select the grande prize winner who will send their query + 20 pages + 2-page synopsis.  The lucky winner will get a query critique, a 20-page critique from Joanna AND Sara, and a 10 minute phone convo to discuss the whole sellability of the project and the direction it’s going in, plus to answer any questions from the critique. (editorial note: I almost fell out of my chair when I read the description of this prize. AMAZING!)
To enter:
Please e-mail writeoncon@gmail.com with any questions. Happy querying!

18 comments:

J. L. Jackson said...

This is the best! Query is posted and thank you both for your help with it.

Matthew Rush said...

Awesome. Some very nice and lovely ladies you all might know helped me with my query recently and it now pops quite nast.

Christine Danek said...

Wow! What a great contest.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Sounds great! Too bad I'm nowhere near ready to enter.

I'm off to work on my query so more so I can at least post it in the forum. :)

Jessica said...

This sounds great, I'm no where near ready to enter either, but I'm happy for those who are ready to enter.

Kelly said...

OH, Wow! You two and WriteOnCon are amazing!! Thanks again for a rockin' critique, btw!!

Jemi Fraser said...

Holy Wow!!! Totally awesome :)

Heather said...

This is fantastic. You ladies rock! I'm tweeting about this and telling all my non-repped friends that they MUST enter!

storyqueen said...

Is MY agent the best, or what???

(Sorry, I kind of feel ownership of her....but I am really willing to share....because she's too awesome to be tied to just one client, you know!)

Shelley

Jared Larson said...

This contest is great for everyone. WriteOnCon is ridiculously awesome!

Krispy said...

Super cool! But, um, isn't Friday, the 13th?

Solvang Sherrie said...

Joanna is so generous. I'm looking forward to WriteOnCon next week!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Yeah! I'm going from one exciting conference to another! Best of luck to everyone entering the query contest.

salarsenッ said...

This is so amazing; I'm stinking ticked that I'm going to miss it. I'm all registered but the hubs got next week off instead of this past week. I promised the kids when Daddy got time off I'd unplug. I'll sneak though... Good luck everyone!

middle grade ninja said...

Great contest. I'm far to shy to enter, but if I weren't, I would!

Lori W. said...

That's so great. I love WriteOnCon. Already, it's serving as a huge motivation for me get cracking on the last pages of my WIP. Thanks for organizing this, and thanks to Joanna for her generosity to aspiring authors. Can't wait for next week!

Marina said...

Can't wait! I'll be lurking in the background while writing for Major Agent. =) I've even got the widget on my blog.

Erica Chapman said...

Awesome opportunity! If only my MS was complete!! Good Luck to everyone ;o)

I've been reading the queries over there. There's some good ones!

Thanks for sharing ;o) I'll tweet the link!

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