Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"The Writer's Voice" Results!

And just like that, “The Writer’s Voice” is over. It’s been a crazy, wild ride, and I can honestly say I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, and I’ve even happy-danced. Here’s how things turned out for Team Krista:

#1: FACE THE MUSIC Lauren MacLeod, Andrea Somberg, Kevan Lyon, Louise Fury
#2: CHRONICITY Tricia Lawrence, Susan Hawk, Louise Fury
#4: AN UNCOMMON BLUE Louise Fury
#5: SILO Louise Fury
#7: DUET WITH THE DEVIL’S VIOLIN Andrea Somberg, Susan Hawk, Louise Fury
#8: DRIVERS Andrea Somberg, Louise Fury
#10: THELMA BEE Tricia Lawrence, Susan Hawk, Louise Fury
#11: THE COIN DIVER Andrea Somberg, Susan Hawk, Taylor Martindale, Roseanne Wells, Louise Fury

That brings our total vote count to 23, and THAT means Team Krista won!

Team members who received requests, please e-mail me at kvandolzer(at)gmail(dot)com for instructions on how to submit your materials to the agents who voted for you. Team members who didn’t receive requests, please e-mail me, too, so I can set you up with our celebrity guest coaches, who want to give you some additional feedback on your entries!

Our celebrity guest coaches:

Carrie Harris, author of the zombie-licious BAD TASTE IN BOYS and its forthcoming sequel, BAD HAIR DAY

Alexandra Duncan, author of the forthcoming SALVAGE, a YA sci-fi that recently sold to Greenwillow

Liesl Shurtliff, author of the forthcoming RUMP, an adorable MG fantasy that comes out next year from Knopf

I’m in the process of answering some questions about “The Writer’s Voice” for new blogger Julie DeGuia, so I’m going to hold off on saying much more until she posts that interview. I’ll let you know when it goes up!

Last but not least, a huge thank-you to everyone who entered, read, or commented; to all our voting agents; to the amazing Tara Dairman, who took the time to critique each and every entry; and most of all, to my fellow coaches, the talented and lovely Cupid, Brenda, and Monica. (Those adjectives apply to all three of you, by the way:) ) I literally could not have done this without you, ladies. It’s been a privilege to work with you.

P.S. Don't forget about "The Writer's Voice" Twitter Pitch Party coming up on Thursday. It's going to be epic!


Kristen Wixted said...

Hey-Congrats on winning! It was a close one. I really liked all your entries.

Susan said...

Awesome! I've been watching from the sidelines since my genre wasn't part of the contest. Looks like you chose a great team!

Sarah Henson said...

Go Team Krista!! Thank you for all your hard work, thank you agents for playing, and thank you Tara for your comments. Wow!

Julie DeGuia said...

Congrats to Team Krista! And good luck to all of you sending in your manuscripts to agents... how exciting!

Thanks for mentioning the upcoming interview Krista - I can't wait to read your answers!

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Yay for Team Krista! Congratulations on the win. :) Best of luck for the future to all the entrants. :)

Katie Slivensky said...

Congratulations! It was a fun contest to watch!

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Congrats to all involved! What an incredible turnout! Thank you Krista for the idea and all the hard work you put into this. This was such a fun contest to participate in and follow. Can't wait to hear about the success stories that come from this!

Melodie Wright said...

Woot! Not surprised at all The Coin Diver got so many requests. LOVE that title and the concept/writing is superb.
Congrats to all who participated!!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, Kristen! It was a close one. We won by the scum of our teeth, as my father-in-law is fond of saying:)

Susan, thanks for hanging out! I'm sorry you couldn't enter "The Writer's Voice," but good luck with your manuscript! What's the genre?

Yay, Sarah! Congratulations to you and PLAYING WITH FIRE!

Julie, I can't wait to read my answers, either! Guess I'd better get on that... :)

Thanks for being our cheerleader, Amy!

Thanks, Katie! And thanks for playing along.

Kimberly, I certainly hope we get a few success stories out of this! And I'm sure plenty of the non-finalists will go on to find agents, too.

Melodie, no kidding. THE COIN DIVER is amazing. And I'm telling you, the rest of the first five pages are amazing. I can't wait to see where this manuscript takes Anna-Marie.

Myrna Foster said...

Congratulations! :o)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks, Myrna! We were pretty excited:)