Thursday, May 13, 2010

Query Spoof Contest!!!

I can’t believe it, but the day has finally arrived !  During yesterday’s  internal conflict blogfest- I reached 100 members and then some!  You guys are awesome and words can't describe how happy I am to have wandered into such a generous community of people.

So, as is customary in the blogging world- I’m holding a contest.
And can I just say that I’m REALLY excited about the grand prize?



1st Prize winner will receive an over-the-phone publishing consultation from one of the accomplished authors/editors at The Writer’s Workshop! (Thank you SO much Harry Bingham)

2nd Prize winner will receive a 30 page critique from the members of the ‘3Critics Club’ (my critiquing group) on The Word Cloud

3rd Prize winner will receive a choice of champagne or gourmet chocolates shipped directly from yours truly (in France:)

What do you have to do to win these awesome prizes?  Listen well grasshoppers. 
First -you have to write a short Query Spoof. 

Writing a query letter is probably the most daunting and difficult part of the road to publishing experience.  It’s HARD to find the words that will grab an agent’s attention and shine light on the best possible aspects of your book.

Well, with this contest, you won’t have to. 

I want you to write a query letter pitching an already famous book or movie in the WORST ways possible.  It’s gotta be funny and the original book or movie you’re trying to promote should shine through.  To see an example of what I’m talking about click here.

Secondly- You’ve got to blog about the contest or include the link in your sidebar.  Please be sure to include a link to where you’ve done this when you submit your entries.

 Submit your entries to – creepyquerygirl[at]gmail[dot]com

The contest will remain open from May 13th -  May 27th.  Entries will then be judged by the members of the 3Critics Club.  Once we’ve got five top running entries, I will post them up on my site for three days and let YOU ALL be the final judges as to who should win!

Thanks so much to all my followers and I can't wait to see what this community of wacky writers comes up with!

41 comments:

Clara said...

Since I´ll be helping on this awesome contest, I can´t write an entry, so here´s my plea:

Can someone do one on Twilight?

Thank yooou! lol

salarsenッ said...

Sounds like fun. Congrats on the 100+! Let me see what I can come up with. I'll be back.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Whoo, cool. Off to work on my query. :)

MissV said...

Fun! I'd love to do Twilight, but if my daughter ever found out she'd disown me! It's as sacred as the Bible to her!

Jen said...

Wow I think this is going to be one awesome contest! I'm linking it on my sidebar right now so I don't forget to do it! This one is simply to big to miss out on!! Brilliant thank you!

DL Hammons said...

Congrats Creepy!! Here's my virtual pat on the back. :)

Matthew Rush said...

Congrats on the followers Katie!

miss ali said...

sounds like excellent fun! nice challenge- i like it!

Candyland said...

Yeah on 100+!!! This contest sounds like fun and GREAT prizes (I'm hoping for gourmet chocolates..mmm...)

Wendy Morrell said...

Congrats on your 100+ followers!

Personally, I think you deserve a truckload more :)

Aubrie said...

Congrats on your 100 followers! I'll have to think up a query. :)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Hey honey, I'm not going to enter because I don't need any of these things right now, (although those chocolates do sound delish!), but I have plugged you on tomorrow's post anyway coz I luvz youz ;)xx

Creepy Query Girl said...

Thanks everybody! AA- you're awesome:) I'm so excited!

JustineDell said...

YAY! Sooooo exciting! I'll put the info in my Friday Update Post!

Congrats!

JD

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS on your 100+ followers! In a month!
You go with your awesome, badass self. :)

I look forward to reading the query spoofs. (I don't have time to write one at the moment.)

Love,
Lola

Tara said...

Congrats on 100+ :) I'll link you in my sidebar.

Slamdunk said...

Nice work with the 100.

This contest sounds hilarious--I can't wait to read the winners.

Dawn said...

Yay 100 followers! Congrats. Contest sounds awesome! Can't wait to see what your followers come up with.

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Congrats on reaching 100! It's a cool milestone, huh? (Just reached mine yesterday, too, lol). Great freakin contest idea, too!

Elana Johnson said...

Great contest!!

Jaydee Morgan said...

Congrats on the followers - and great contest idea!

Talli Roland said...

Congrats Creepy Query Girl! :) You deserve all your followers. What a great idea for a contest!

VR Barkowski said...

Congrats on the followers CQG! And what a great idea for a contest. Cannot wait to read the top five!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hmmm...sounds tough. But fun!!

I linked you in my sidebar. :-)

Caledonia Lass said...

I just might have to do one on Twilight. Lol! Great contest!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Thanks for all of your support guys! Much appreciated!

Mary McDonald said...

Sounds like fun! Now, if only I can think of something...

Susan Fields said...

Congrats on 100+ followers - that's an exciting milestone! Sounds like a fun contest, I'll have to give it some thought. :)

E. Elle said...

Congratulations on your followers! Your contest sounds so awesome. I only wish I knew I'd have the time to participate. :o(

Kelly Dexter said...

Congrats on the followers! This is a wonderful idea for a contest, it sounds like fun.

Shelley Sly said...

Congratulations! This contest sounds hilarious! If I have the time, I'll write a spoof. :)

MT said...

This sounds like such a fun idea. I'm looking forward to following it. :)

Jojomama said...

Fantastic! I just finished a query to go along with a submission request to my dream agent...too much pressure! need silliness--stat!

http://jostorm.blogspot.com/

Write Chick said...

Love this idea! I'll try to get one written ASAP. In the meantime, I'll post the link on my blog. :-)

India Drummond said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! And great prizes too!

T.J. Carson said...

Hahaha I just read your comment about the blogging jinx :) we are BRILLIANT! So our minds work on the same frequency lol. Oh and I just entered your contest, let me know that you got my email and that it didn't get lost in the SPAM folder haha.

Angela M. said...

Love this contest! Too bad my mind is mush today... Oh, well, I still have time. Your example is a crack-up, btw. Congrats on breaking the 100.

AchingHope said...

That sounds absolutely amazing :D

Huzzah on all the followers too!!

Beth Hull said...

I happened upon your blog the other day and saw this! Awesome contest idea. Now I'm almost done with mine. How cathartic, to let loose with all those query "mistakes" agents hate.

Slushpile Slut said...

Fun. Fun. I so want to do this. The entries will be hysterical I bet! Congrats on 100 followers!!

A Pen In Neverland: Angela Peña Dahle said...

Think! Think! Think! Neverland is loaded with ideas...this one should be fun if I can get around to it. Congrats and thanks Creepy Query Girl. Keep the binoculars at bay, or shall I say, loan them to me? Hee hee! J/K on that loan.

www.a-pen-in-neverland.blogspot.com

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