Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Writer’s Voice Contest Entries!

We’ve based the contest on NBC’s singing reality show The Voice. So the four of us selected projects for our teams based on their queries and first pages, and later, we coached these talented writers as they polished their entries.

And TODAY we have posted our team’s entries on our four blogs!

Eight AMAZING agents are going to read the queries and first pages and then, on May 21st, they are going to vote for their favorites. Each vote will count as a partial or full request depending on how many votes the entry receives. If an entry receives 1 or 2 votes, those votes will count as partial requests. If an entry receives 3 or more votes, those votes will count as full requests.

The fantabulous agents are:

BUT that’s not all!

After the agents vote, the amazing Tara Dairman, author of THE DELICIOUS DOUBLE LIFE OF GLADYS GATSBY (coming from Penguin/Putnam in 2014), will comment on all the entries and give her awesome feedback.

To read all the entries, please follow the links below:

Click here to read Krista Van Dolzer’s team entries!
Click here to read Brenda Drake’s team entries!
Click here to read Cupid LC’s team entries!
Click here to read Mónica B.W.’s team entries!

About commenting on the entries:

Cheerleaders are allowed. But only until Sunday! We want to leave the comment section free for the agents to vote on Monday.
And we will only accept, well, cheerleading. No criticisms before the agents vote. And please don’t leave messages to the agents, either. As in, “Trust me, you want this one!” (Though we know how tempting that sounds! =D)

Happy reading!


The Coaches


  1. Woo hoo! Let it begin!!
    And i have to once again give kudos to the 4 of you - this is really one of the most fun blog contests i've ever seen. It's just so clever. Bravo!

  2. Thank you so much again for this opportunity Monica! So proud of this team!!! I'll do a round of comments tonight #TeamMonicaFTW

  3. So excited, Monica! Here we go! :)

  4. #TeamMonicaFTW all the way! Thanks again for such an awesome opportunity!

  5. Monica, You ROCK!! What a great experience ;o) THANK YOU to you and all the coaches and team members of all the teams!! BUT #TeamMonicaFTW all the way ;o)

  6. And I'm SO proud of you, guys!! <3 I've had so much fun with this!!

  7. Definitely #TeamMonicaFTW , Monica is Awesome! <3

  8. Shaking my pom poms. This is a super contest and a lesson on how to write a great query. Thanks, Monica.

  9. Exciting! Good luck to everyone! *shakes pom poms*