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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Winner - Mary Kole's Agent Pitch Contest - Market My Words

I'm so excited to share with you that I was the joint winner of the agent pitch contest on Market My Words.

I told you my 140-word pitch in an earlier post, so I'll just add Mary's comments on my pitch here. Mary said: "This query kicks ass. It has punch and voice, which is really hard to do in 140 characters. This sounds like something I might really like." I really appreciate Mary's feedback, and can't wait to get her comments on my query letter (the prize for the winner).

Shelli Johannes had some fantastic advice as she announced the winners of the contest:
If there is nugget you take away from this - whether chosen or not - it is this: I cannot stress how important it is to FOLLOW THE RULES when querying agents. Sometimes it can be the difference between a rejection or a request! They go through hundreds of queries a week and have to look for ways to say no. DON'T GIVE THEM A REASON to reject you just because you are going to fast or don't pay attention to the details/instructions!


Ishta Mercurio said...

Congratulations, Rachael!

Let us know how the query critique goes!

Carolyn Leslie said...

Rachael, this is great news - congratulations! And the book sound intiguing too...keep us updated on it's progress!

Tessa Quin said...

Dear Rach,

I think your blogs are fantastic and I've decided to award you the Versatile Blogger and One Lovely Blog Awards. Congrats, you deserve them! (See them on my page and copy them to yours, if you wish)

Tessa :)

Rachael Harrie said...

Thanks so much guys. Love your comments. And thanks for my awards Tessa (*jumps up and down*) :)

Tessa Quin said...

You're welcome, Rach. You deserved them :)

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