Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"An Agent's Inbox" Is Live!

And we're off! Check out the entries, then leave some feedback in the comments if you feel so inclined. (ENTRANTS, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CRITIQUE AT LEAST THREE OTHER ENTRIES!) And I'm sure this goes without saying, but please keep your comments constructive (i.e., not rude or mean-spirited). If you want to think like The Agent, you might consider the question, "How much of the entry did you read, and if you didn't read it all, why did you stop?"

I'll announce Ms. Jeglinski's winners and prizes at the beginning of next week, but until then, have at it!

(Also, just so you're aware, I always take out profanity when I'm formatting the entries. In other words, any asterisks you see in the entries are mine, so you don't need to point them out to the entrants. I just prefer to keep things as PG-rated as possible on the blog.

Last but not least, entrants, if you find a Krista-generated error in your post, feel free to shoot me an e-mail, and I'll correct it straightaway.)


Jaime said...

Thank you so much for hosting this contest!

Krista Van Dolzer said...

You're welcome, Jaime!

Spike Taterman (M.P.) said...

Doing this is providing a very useful platform for us struggling query-writers, and you deserve many thanks and kudos for putting it together, as do the agents who kindly volunteer their time.
It took me days, but I critiqued every entry except my own (and I'm not really a big meanie, honest...although it might seem that way!). I recommend everyone else do the same. First, it's a nice courtesy, but more importantly, it will help you with your own query. I learned a lot about my own mistakes when seeing them repeated elsewhere.
Thanks again...and I can't wait to see what Melissa has to say about the entries.

Krista Van Dolzer said...

Thanks for commenting on every entry, Spike! That's quite a feat. Also, you're welcome:)