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Hi, everyone! I am not sure how many of you will be up for this, but I just found out about a great contest on Twitter. YATopia is hosting a pitch contest. They explain that, though Ammi-Joan Paquette is currently closed to submissions, she will look at two-sentence pitches for this contest. You can find the rules and enter here:http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2011/03/agent-pitch-contest.html#comments

Good luck, everyone! (Of course, I am entering myself> :))
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With much thanks for the input of Mike Mullin, Deirdrej, my Dad and a few others who commented on various boards, I've rewritten the query once again. Here it is - and this time, I really do think I've got it. I'm never going to please everyone, and am a little sad at what I've had to leave out, but I think this does represent the book well. I particularly like that the shape of the query echoes the shape of the book. :) Read more... )
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Hi, everyone. Deirdrej and I have been working some more on the query - before sending it to more agents, I want to be sure it's as strong as it possibly can be. Here it is - would be glad to get some opinions. (We are both a bit sad to lose Niki, who is such a big part of the story - but you don't have to tell the whole story in the query, do you?)

Note: I rewrote this, after all. So I have pasted the new query below this one. I think it may be there!

Read more... )
mary_j_59: (kiril sword)
Here is one last stab at it! RJ, I tried to combine the two previous ones as you suggested, and I do think the story is a lot clearer as a result. Looking forward to everyone's reactions- Read more... )
mary_j_59: (kiril sword)
Here's another attempt at the query. R.J. and Deirdre, thanks so much for your help! I think this is definitely a lot better than my first try, but I'm not sure it's there yet. More under the cut- Read more... )

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