Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ms. Podos Picks Her Winners

Without any ado, here are Ms. Podos's winners (with her thoughts in orange):

#9 UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY: "The query did a good job of capturing a fantastical plot with multiple surreal elements, which can be so hard to summarize, and the opening page drew me in with its voice, detail, and delicate sorrow."

#10 THE LIBRARY OF UNSPOKEN THINGS: "The query was polished and told me what I needed to know about the character, her arc, and the stakes. Charlotte’s voice shone in the opening scene--she’s a character I want to follow. And I do love an f/f element. :)"

Both UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY and THE LIBRARY OF UNSPOKEN THINGS win requests for the first 3 chapters!

Congratulations, winners! Please e-mail me at kvandolzer(at)gmail(dot)com for details on how to submit your materials.

Lastly but never leastly, thank you to Ms. Podos for taking the time to read and critique these entries, and thank you to YOU for taking the time to do the same. Best of luck with your other queries, and if you have a few spare minutes, do come back tomorrow for the cover reveal of EARTH TO DAD!


Shelley said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the two winners. Will look for your books in the bookstore :)

Shelley said...

Oh, thank you for the detailed and thoughtful critique. I sent the previous response with out realizing you had taken the time.

L.H. said...

Thank you Krista and Rebecca!
Thanks to everyone who critiqued my query and first page, I really appreciate the feedback.
My materials are on the way!

Holly C. said...

Thank you, Krista and Rebecca. And to everyone else for your feedback! Much appreciated and good luck to all.

Kathi said...

Thanks, Krista and Rebecca! Thanks also to the other contestants, such a wealth of good books to look forward to.

Stephanie said...

Thank you to Krista and Rebecca, and also to everyone who participated and commented! I gained a lot of great insight from this. Writers: We're better together :-)

Krista Van Dolzer said...

You guys are so welcome. I hope you found the process helpful, and good luck with your other queries!

Winter said...

Congrats to the winners! And awesome job everyone!