Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pitch Contest Winners!

Here is the day you've all been waiting for...Well over a hundred of you anyway.

Joan would like to thank everyone who participated and she also said she had great fun reading your entries! I can tell you that the posters of YAtopia also had great fun reading the entries ourselves and we will be doing something soon for you agent searching people. So if you didn't happen to hook Joan this time, hold tight because you might be able to hook someone else ;)

Without further ado...the winners!!! Drumroll please...
Joan picked the winners because, and I quote, 'While very different in content, both of these pitches (and first lines) felt especially sharp and evocative, and put me right into the story. I would be happy to see the first 50 pages of these novels.'

Jar Of Hearts
Tracey Buchanan

Redemption
Julie Musil

Whoooo!! Congrats ladies!! If you could email me at chanelle(@)chanellegray(dot)com for Joan's email address and then to send along your first 50 pages and query letter, that would be great :D

Joan would also like to note that while she only picked two winners, she will be emailing other people giving them the opportunity to query her personally as she is usually closed to submissions.

Congratulations again, ladies!

27 comments:

  1. Woo-hoo *does crazy dance then falls into desk, spilling tea everywhere*

    This is GREAT news, thanks so much for holding this contest! As I just said in my email to Chanelle, it's particularly wonderful because Joan is closed to submissions so a unique opportunity.

    Thanks! Tracy

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  2. Fantastic, ladies!!!! Nice work!!!

    *seethes with jealousy* <----Bahaha! :D

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  3. Congrats Tracey and Julie!!! And thanks to Joan and everyone who entered! :)

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  4. Congrats to the winners!! :D

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  5. Hooray for the winners, but especially my friend Julie!!! WHOOT! :o) <3

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  6. Congrats to the winners! Woohooo Tracy!!!!

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  7. Congrats to Julie and Tracy! Very awesome for you.

    And thanks for holding these, you guys. Such a great opportunity. :)

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  8. Great job, Tracey and Julie and good luck!!

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  9. Congrats winners!

    This contest was awesome. I look forward to the future ones!

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  10. Congratulations to the winners!

    Also, thanks to our wonderful hosts and judge. It's great to be a part of such a supportive community.

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  11. Congratulations to the winners, that's wonderful!

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  12. Congratulations to the winners! I hope they'll turn into congratulations for the judge, too, when she gets new clients :) And thanks to YAtopia for the contest.

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  13. Holy cow, this is such great news! Congrats to Tracey Buchanon, too. Big thanks to Joan and the awesome crew at YAtopia. I appreciate this :D

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  14. Congrats ladies! Totally fabulous!

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  15. Congratulations winners! Great opening lines!!! I want to read the stories, too.

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  16. Congrats to the winners!!! Good luck with your subs.

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  17. Woohoo! Congratulations Tracey and Julie!

    Thanks to everyone who entered!

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  18. Congratulations! There were some amazing pitches and first lines there. Good luck to the winners, and everyone else who gets requests!

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