Saturday, July 16, 2011

Contest: Query Critique

As promised, thanks to our new followers, we're giving away TWO query critiques! Here's how to win them:

1. Paste ONLY the first line of your query in the comments below (if it's the genre/word count skip to the next line).
2. Tell us your name and email address so we can contact you if you win.

And that's it! If you're not a follower of YA Stands that's okay, but you really should be because we'll be doing a lot more giveaways.

Two members of YA Stands will each be choosing their favorite first line and providing a breakdown of the query on the blog (so you have to be willing to share it publicly).

Winners will be chosen Monday, July 25th.

Good luck!

7 comments:

  1. Nice of you to offer your time, ladies. Here's the first line of my query (actually the second. I'm one of those who puts the basic info first):

    Sixteen year old Fern Niles died yesterday.

    Thanks!
    Matt
    mattconnelly@gmail.com

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  2. Oh, YAY! I can always use more eyes to help me with this dreaded query! This is my first line:

    Seventeen year old Mitchell Carter can't get enough of his sister.

    (LOL, with just the first line it sounds a little incest-ish. I promise it's not)

    Thanks for this opportunity!
    Lisa lisap@aol.com

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  3. Ooh, this looks like fun. I can sure use some query help. :D Here's my first line:

    Seventeen-year-old Jazzlyn is not afraid of the dark.

    Thanks for hosting this!

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  4. Whoops. Forgot to give you my contact info. cherylanneblogs@gmail.com

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  5. Seems like fun. I'll look forward to swinging back around tonight and reading everybody else's first lines. ^_^ This is mine:

    "In 1945, World War II ended with the rise of an undead horde."

    Contact: addleyfannin@my.unt.edu

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  6. Cool query contest. I like the 1st line idea. Here's mine:

    For fifteen year old Simon Winchester, the bench was supposed to be a good place to sleep.

    Name:Jackie Larson
    Email: jalarson@hotmail.com

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