Monday, March 7, 2011

Query Craft/Critique Giveaway!

My degree is in public relations and I worked in marketing for several years. Because of this, query writing has always been my strong suit.

For those of you pulling out your hair in a jealous rage right now, please note. When I started, my skill at writing queries FAR exceeded my skill at writing books.

This. Is Not. A Good Thing.

Amazing agents requested off of my query and then my book sucked rocks. And there was much sadness throughout the land.

So, I thought perhaps I could have a giveaway and lend my meager assistance to those of you in the land of Query-hater-dom. The winner can send me their 1 page query (whenever they have one ready) and I will help them polish it up until it hooks, gleams, and all other good things.

Here is what I'm thinking. To enter, just comment. If you would like extra entries (entirely optional, of course) you can get an extra entry for any tweets, posts, links, or signs you wear around your neck to let people know about the giveaway--provided, of course, that you let me know you did it in the comments section of this post.

If, you are lucky enough to exist instead in Query-love-land or I-Have-An-Agent-So-Queries-Can-Bite-Me-Ville, then you can choose between a book from my magical, mystical bookshelf... or a beautiful orange silicon Kindle cover (because I'm all about the Kindle these days).

This giveaway will be open until Sunday at 2:41pm Mountain Time (because I want to, that's what) and I'll post the winner in my post next Monday, March 14.

Let the fun begin!

24 comments:

  1. Oooh, I want a book from your magical mystical bookshelf. But I almost hate to steal an entry from those in Query-land because you really are AWESOME at queries. So, I had better not enter, but I will say, people, that you should win this contest because Jenn will make your query rock!

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  2. Making my query rock could be an excellent thing. I'm still working on the book, but I could always use some insight on how to hook an agent in 300 words or less.

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  3. I could use all the help I can get. Consider me entered in the contest!

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  4. Hehe... thanks, Kasie! :)

    And, lotusgirl and R.S.J. - I have your entries. :)

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  5. I would like to affirm that Jenn is the Queen of Queries! No really, that's her official title. She's that good.

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  6. LOL! Thanks Candi! :) I'm loving the support here.

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  7. Oh I want to take this contest, put it in a time machine, and participate in Nov, last year! LOL

    Anyway, I love what you're doing!
    And today I was posting great links on my blog... so I'll add this! :D

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  8. I would love to enter! I have written the best novel :), but I can't seem to hook them with the query letter. I hope I win.

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  9. "Query-love-land or I-Have-An-Agent-So-Queries-Can-Bite-Me-Ville"

    Jenn, you make me smile.

    I've retweeted your tweet, and I'll make you my blog post tonight.

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  10. I would love to have you critique my query for me! I also retweeted about the contest.

    Thanks so much!

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  11. Felicia - Awesome, I've got your entry.

    Donna - I'm happy to provide more smiles to the world. :) Thanks for the RT and post! :)

    Jenilyn - Happy to see your smiling face again! :) Thanks for the RT. I've got you entered.

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  12. I could so use one of those right now, so count me in. I'll put it on my blog on Wednesday.

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  13. I would be stupid not to enter even if I am months away from querying. This is one entry from me. It would way rock to have you help me make my one-day-to-be query letter shine like a silver bumper. Ok, that was a stupid simile. Does that give me an extra point for dumbness? Thanks!

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  14. I RT it too. Forgot to mention that. Ciao!

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  15. Ooo, pick me, pick me! Writing I love, querying, not so much. I'd love some help with my query letter for my WIP although it won't be ready for that stage for a few more weeks. At any rate I shared this on FB, Twitter and my blog. Brownie points!

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  16. I have no query of which to speak but I did totally LOL over the much sadness throughout the land. =]

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  17. Hard to believe your book sucked rocks, but awesome that you're so good at queries. I think querying is a weak point for me.

    Anyway, awesome contest. I just retweeted someone's tweet about this contest. Don't know if it counts.

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  18. What a fantastic contest! Thank you Jenn!

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  19. Thanks for offering you skills to those us who lack in the query department. I, for one, SUCKETH. So, I tweeted and posted it on Facebook. That's three entries, I think.

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  20. I'm game :) I think I've gotten my query as polished as I can do it on my own, so a little outside perspective would be a good thing.

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  21. Awesome! I can use all the help I can get when it comes to my query! I'm tweeting!

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  22. Definitely something I could use. Awesome! I'm also tweeting :D

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  23. I think I've gotten my query as polished as I can do it on my own, so a little outside perspective would be a good thing.

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