Friday, December 9, 2011

Query Letter Giveaway!

Okay, so that sounds weird, I know. Like, why would you want to give away your query letter? That's so lame. (Although at times, I wished I could slice my query letter into tiny bits...)

Anyway, since I am feeling all thankful and grateful for a great many things, I've decided to do a pay-it-forward query letter critique giveaway.

Meaning, I have very few things to offer, but I know how to critique a query letter. So if you'd like to have a chance to have me critique yours before this new year starts and you send it out, enter to win!

All you have to do is fill out the form. I will contact you tomorrow. That's right, people! This contest is open for one day only! And there will be 10 winners. (ETA: You can redeem your critique at any time. Now. Later. Whatever.)

So enter away!

FORM HERE.

How awesome this is and/or birthday wishes (that's right! I will be older on Sunday) in the comments. *wink*

68 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

What a sweet contest. I suck at critting queries. I dread it when people ask me to read theirs. I'm afraid I'll make a good query not so good. The only time I'm okay with it is if I've read the book.

Wen Baragrey said...

You rock, Elana, as always :D Also, Happy Birthday!!!

Loralie Hall said...

This is so very cool of you ^_^

Natalie Aguirre said...

What an awesome contest. Even though you've critiqued mine before (and maybe are as sick of it as me), I'm entering again because from agent critiques I decided it's just not quite right and have been tweeking it. Sigh. I want to get it right.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday early!

Julie Weathers said...

I despise query letters, so this would be an awesome prize.

Also, and most important, happy birthday.

Julie

Laura M Kolar said...

Thank you for offering us the gift on your birthday, hope it’s a great one!

Mandie Baxter said...

You rock! Thanks for the chance. Hope you have a great weekend and get lots of YOU time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Happy Birthday!!

I wish I was ready to jump into the submission fray. But that's probably a month or two off. Good luck to the winners. =o)

Eliza Tilton said...

a crit from the Query Queen?! I am so in. thanks!

Eliza Tilton said...

oh and happy bday!!!!

Leigh Ann said...

Wha wha WHAT????

My current query is just about dead, but I'm gonna be working on a new one for a new MS in a month or so here. Can we use it later?

(And happy birthday, you fabulous lady!!!)

Katherine said...

This is a great contest! Happy Birthday!

Cari said...

That's awesome. I really appreciate the contest!
Happy birthday to you! I hope you celebrate all weekend. :)

Becca said...

Happy birthday!

Now I'm off to make sure my query letter is decent, since it's been sitting around for some time with no action yet.

B.J. Anderson said...

Happy birthday! And you are awesome! :)

DESOK HESS said...

You're awesome! Thank you! I have to go write a query now...

angelaquarles.com said...

Wow, thank you! I've been using your PDF guidelines this past month to try and get mine down, but worried it's still not quite there * crossing fingers*

Jami Gold said...

You ROCK!

Seriously, query letters are my nemesis. I hates them. :) Thanks so much for the contest!

Yvonne Osborne said...

I'd love to win this contest! You're awesome. I'll plug this on my blog.

Marisa Hopkins said...

How awesome!! Happy birthday to you, Elana! Hope this year is the best yet.

My fingers are crossed. I'm only just writing my first query now - way more intimidating than writing a book, somehow!! thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Jami Gold said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday! *throws confetti* :)

Martha Ramirez said...

Ooh thank you for the opportunity! Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!!!

rosalyn said...

Happy birthday! Oh, and thanks for doing this--my query could use some serious help. :)

Em-Musing said...

Thanks for the opportunity! Wish I had a gift for your birthday, but all I have to give you is my praise: you are a wonderful, special, kind and thoughtful person. Happy Birthday!!!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

LOL. It really IS totally awesome! And happy birthday, friend!!! :-)

L.M. Miller said...

Happy birthday! This is wonderfully thoughtful.

Angela Brown said...

Did I read that right? Birthday cometh from round yon bend?

LOL! Happy (early) Birthday!!!

One year younger and wiser and nice enough to offer a giveaway. Aren't you just the bees knees? :-)

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.

Leigh Covington said...

Awesome giveaway Elana! AWESOME! Glad that we can use it "whenever" too! That works for me! :) Excited to see who wins!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I so could use this since I plan to start querying early next year! *crosses fingers* Thanks so much for the giveaway!

And happy early birthday!

A. McBay said...

This is an awesome give away! I'm a long way off from the big Q but I have a friend that could use it ;)And Happy birthday!

Red Boot Pearl said...

crossing fingers, I just read through your query posts last night...again. I use them as my check off every time I write a new one ;)

Nisa said...

Yea! The queen of query and all things awesome! I've been immersed in fantasy novels of late. Can you tell? Thanks, Elana!

Patti said...

Happy Birthday on Sunday. December is a great month to be born.

Jenilyn Tolley said...

Have a wonderful birthday, Elana!

meradeth said...

Thanks for the awesome contest! And I hope you having a rockin' birthday on Sunday!!

Jemi Fraser said...

You're such a sweetie to be doing this! :) Hope you have a fabulous birthday with lots of bacony cupcakes :)

E. Arroyo said...

Awesome! and Happy B day!

Mary Ann said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I'm getting ready to write my query, and since my previous queries have (have to go to my thesaurus for help)*no words to describe how bad they've been* Anyway, I could definitely use the help, but I am somewhat conflicted by adding to your burdens :o)

VanillaOrchids said...

Although a bit early, I hope you have a fabulous day on Sunday. Happy birthday!!

Pam

Krista V. said...

Thanks for the query critique giveaway, Elana! And happy birthday!

Krispy said...

This is a pretty sweet contest! And an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! to you! :)

Jessie Humphries said...

I am so in! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jessica L. Foster said...

Happy Birthday! It was awesome talking to you at your library presentation! I learned a lot about pitching. You rock my socks!

Carrie Butler said...

Happy (early) Birthday, Elana! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway! :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Probably wouldn't be fair for me to enter, so I'm going to tweet it to the world instead.

ali cross said...

Birthday Wishes! Bow chickie bow bow!

TL Conway said...

Happy early birthday! And thank you for this contest. It's really quite generous!

Tiana Smith said...

You ARE awesome! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! We never get to celebrate them the way we should when we're adults ... :)

Marsha Sigman said...

WE are supposed to be giving you presents for YOUR birthday! Not the other way around!

But THANK YOU!!!!

(pickminepickminepickmine) This is a subliminal message. You don't really see it...

Peggy Eddleman said...

This is so awesome, Elana! Nothing like a query critique from the Query Queen!

Happy birthday Sunday! I hope your day rocks as much as you do.

Erin Writes said...

Oh my gosh I'm so excited about this. I pray and hope and dream and pray some more that I'll be chosen. You are great for doing this. Luv, erin

i'm erin. said...

OK, So I just posted above, but I realized I was posting from another account. This is me for real and I really really really want to win.

Katie Dodge said...

Happy Birthday on Sunday!! Hope it's super fabulous and includes bacon. :)
Awesome give away! My fingers are crossed!

Myrna Foster said...

Thank you! I know what you mean about wanting to slice it into bits. Heh-heh.

lexcade said...

This is so awesome!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Love you!

Susan Fields said...

Amazing giveaway - I'm so glad I saw this in time to enter!

Janet Johnson said...

Happy Birthday! And super generous of you. :)

virg_nelson said...

Happy birthday and what a fun idea!!!

Komal said...

Happy birthday, Elana!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Sara Tribble said...

It's so nice how much you try to give back, totally love that about you! And yes, Happy (early) Birthday! I hope it rocks.

Jared Larson said...

Happy Birthday! Sweet and Awesome!

A Backwards Story said...

Awesome contest! :)

I was just in awe over reading Marissa Meyer's blog post where her query letter was so good that it's the summary of her flap jacket!

Jessica Lee Parsons said...

So kind of you. Merry Christmas and (apparently) happy birthday!

amyknichols said...

Happy Birthday, Elana! :)

RaShelle Workman said...

Happy early birthday! And what a great prize. Whoever the winner is - totally lucky!

Susan Fields said...

Happy birthday, Elana!

Bonnie R. Paulson said...

Happy Birthday today! I hope it's an awesome one!

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