Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December's Winners!

Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Without further ado, I give you Mr. Sherman’s picks!

Runners up:


These entries win a request for the first 3 chapters and a synopsis!


KILLING KESSLER wins a full request!

Congratulations to the four of you! Please e-mail me at kvandolzer(at)gmail(dot)com for instructions on how to submit your materials to Mr. Sherman. Here’s hoping all four of them turn into offers!

UPDATE: In addition, if Mr. Sherman mentioned that he'd be willing to read more of your entry, feel free to query him at brooks(at)fineprintlit(dot)com with a REVISED query and the first 5 pages of your manuscript. With any luck, a few more of these contest entries will turn into requests!

Last but certainly not least, a big thank-you to Mr. Sherman for taking the time during the holidays to give the entrants his thoughts, and a big thank-you to all of you for contributing your feedback and advice. I really appreciate your support, as these contests wouldn’t work without you.

Have a great Tuesday!


An Agent Intern said...

3/4. Not bad :) I had fun playing this round and looking forward to the next.

And of course, a HUGE congratulations to the winners and a very big GOOD LUCK. A congratulations to Mr. Sherman as well, who will have some great material to consider :)

Susan Fields said...

Wow - I am so excited! I'll email right away to get the instructions. Thanks so much for hosting this, and to Mr. Sherman, and also to all the commenters who gave such wonderful feedback!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Congrats to Ben! And to everyone else.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

An Agent Intern, thanks for your input! I noticed your comments often lined up with those of The Agent. (Also, if you think the agent you intern for might be interested in participating in a round of "An Agent's Inbox" - and if he or she represents at least several different genres of fiction - feel free to e-mail me anytime so we can chat about that.)

Congratulations, Susan! Fingers crossed!

I thought the same thing, Kayeleen:) I thought Mr. Sherman might be interested in a manuscript like DRIVERS (which is why I kind of bugged Ben about entering...).

Unknown said...

Congrats to the winners!!!

Thanks so much for hosting this, Krista! It's been awesome reading through everyone's queries and responses - I've learned so much :)

Good luck to everyone in 2012, as you all search for your perfect agent!

Brooks Sherman said...

Thank you, Krista, for inviting me to judge, and thanks to everyone else for participating! It was a pleasure reading through all of the selected entries -- there were some very good ones!

Best of luck to you all in 2012!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations to all the winners, but especially to Susan. She is an amazing writer and blogger. :) I've read three of her novel manuscripts.

Myrna Foster said...

How fun to recognize the winning title! Congrats, Susan! :o)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

You're welcome, Marisa! Thanks for playing along with us.

Thank you so much for your feedback, Brooks. It really was invaluable.

How cool that you've already read KILLING KESSLER, Sharon and Myrna! It was a great entry:)

Myrna Foster said...

Oh, I haven't read it, but I've been following Susan's blog for years.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Yay Susan! I'm so happy for you! Best of luck to all the winners. :)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Same difference, Myrna:)

Thanks for dropping by, Amy! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

P J O'Leary said...

Thanks to Krista for running this contest, and to Mr. Brooks for agreeing to be part of it, too.

Even though mine wasn't one of the winners, I really did enjoy the feedback. I've already completely rewritten my query based on that feedback, and I think it's a lot stronger now. Just in time for my next round of queries.

So thank you to everyone.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

P.J. O'Leary, you're so welcome. I'm glad you found the feedback helpful even if you didn't win. Good luck with that next round of queries!

Sharon Bayliss said...


Thank you for your Agent Inbox Contests. I listed them as one of my "favorite things of 2011".


Krista Van Dolzer said...

What an honor, Sharon! Thank you!