Thursday, January 15, 2009

An agent contest!

As I mentioned the other day, step 2 of my writing process, is when I need to share, especially if there's a contest.

Colleen Lindsay, an agent at FinePrint Literary Management, is having a query contest on her blog. There's a catch. You can only use 140 characters (including punctuation and spaces), just like on Twitter. Contest ends tonight at midnight EST.

Don't forget to leave your questions about book publicity in the comments section of yesterday's post.


  1. Oh fun! I don't think I'll have time to work on it this round, but sounds like fun! I love yours!


  2. Ha! I like your query. If only you could just use that in cover letters, eh?

  3. That looks like fun! I love your entry.

  4. Sounds great, but not sure I could come up with something so short...I tend to ramble... ;)

    Love what you have written...As for Sheila...turn on ESPN, they usually have a cheerleading contest that she can watch...grin...

  5. Thanks for the heads up and good luck! She doesn't do PB or poetry...otherwise I'd have entered as well!

  6. Heh. Poor dead princess forced to work in the afterlife. That query cracked me up.

    Good luck!

  7. Neat idea. I like your query - go for it & Good Luck!

  8. I won't enter, but I'll love seeing the results--thanks!

  9. Hi Stephanie,
    I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award...check my post :)

  10. Thanks everyone! It was fun to do. No word yet on who the top five are or who won.

    There were a lot of great entries. I don't think I'll win, but it would be cool to be in the top 5.

    Jacqui, it would be great if you could do 140 characters for queries and cover letters!

    Brenda, thanks for the suggestion! We missed that show, but I'll tape the next one in case I need it.

    Adrienne, thanks! I'll go check it out.