(LiLa wrote this post. I have added some commentary for your amusement.) WriteOnCon is quickly approaching and we hope everyone is as excited as we are to dive in. We've have been completely blown away by all of the amazing content we've received from agents, editors and writers and we can't wait to share it with all of you! (I mean, seriously.)
In the meantime, one of our star panelists, über agent Joanna Volpe (squee!) of Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation, has generously offered to get this party started with a mega query critique contest. (Oh. My. Heck. I see "party" and "mega" and I'm there.)
Get. Excited. (Already am.)
Here's how it's going to work. (This is code for READ CAREFULLY.)
1. Joanna will select three queries to critique on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll post her critiques on the WriteOnCon blog and the Coffey. Tea. And. Literary. blog. These lucky writers will have the chance to revise their query and resubmit it to be considered for the big prizes to come. (Revise and resubmit. Frawesome.)
2. On Thursday August 11th Joanna will select one of her favorite queries to win a ten page critique from both Joanna AND their amazing assistant, Sara. A double-eyed critique! (Holy brown cows. But I think this should be quadruple-eyed critique. Just sayin'.)
3. On Friday August 12th Joanna will select the grande prize winner who will send their query + 20 pages + 2-page synopsis. The lucky winner will get a query critique, a 20-page critique from Joanna AND Sara, and a 10 minute phone convo to discuss the whole sellability of the project and the direction it's going in, plus to answer any questions from the critique. (editorial note: I almost fell out of my chair when I read the description of this prize. AMAZING!) ((I have fallen off my chair. And now I can't get up.))
1. Post your query in the WriteOnCon forums here (you can post throughout the conference, but post now if you want to be considered for ALL of the prizes!)
2. Follow the AMAZING Coffey. Tea. And Literary. blog.
Please e-mail writeoncon(at)gmail.com with any questions. Happy querying!
(Dude, you guys! Isn't that awesome?! I hope you know how hard we've been WriteOnConning for you all. This conference is gonna rawk the house!!)
Okay, so go. Post in the forum. And have a great weekend!