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Old 02-27-2010, 08:50 PM   #676
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I just sent mines in too. I wonder how swamped her email's going to be in the next hour? I'm saying about 50 or so, any guesses?
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:09 PM   #677
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I sent off a query. Great opportunity. I bet she'll get hundreds.

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Old 02-27-2010, 09:30 PM   #678
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I'm thinking hundreds too. I don't envy her her weekend.

I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to get this kind of feedback from an agent. QLH is fabulous too but an agent is the gold standard...even if she is only one opinion.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:52 PM   #679
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My query had been rejected already but they allowed requeries. I sent in my revamped query with 10 minutes left on the clock.

This will be a great opportunity to see what works and what didn't, since Caren's pitch contest was based on 100 words. She liked the concept but didn't know how it would work. A full query might make it clearer.
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:58 PM   #680
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She's rejected the query I sent for the contest before, but it's my least successful (relatively) of the last three books I've queried and I'd love to have an agent give me their reason why. That said, I'm wondering if I should have sent in one of my older queries because those got sooo little response and because she hasn't seen them.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:11 PM   #681
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Just an update for all watching the contest timeline- query sent at 12:07 yesterday (for the query contest) response received this morning 10:30. Very quick, short, polite R. Got some feedback and while it was a small amount- I find it extremely helpful! Good luck to all else that queried yesterday!
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:28 AM   #682
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Wow, thanks for the post, Phantom Writer. I queried at the exact same time but I've heard nothing thus far. I was wondering how soon she would start sending out the feedback.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:25 AM   #683
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Yeah, I was wondering if anyone had heard back yet.

I have a feeling most queries were sent between 12:05 and 12:10, based on posts here and on other sites.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:07 AM   #684
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I agree Sage, I think most people sent in around the same time. I've only seen a few that said they were making mods before they sent it off. Fingers crossed for both of you and everyone else that is still waiting! I assumed she wouldn't start answering until Monday. I guess there's no rest for the wicked on Sundays. (R's being the "wicked" not Ms. JSV)!
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:42 AM   #685
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Hi, everyone,

I'm new. I queried Nancy Coffey almost three weeks ago. I haven't heard anything yet. It will probably be a couple more weeks before I do. I've been frantically rewriting my novel, trying to do some last minute editing.

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Old 03-01-2010, 07:23 AM   #686
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hi shay! welcome to AW! joanna is usually really good about responding to queries in a timely manner, but i suspect she'll be a bit backed up with these contest entries. do you have others out as well?
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:47 AM   #687
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The contest entries shouldn't back her up too much. She promises to be done tomorrow.

I don't know how, since I've only heard of one person getting a response out of a whole bunch of people.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:53 PM   #688
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Joanna's a busy girl! She's now judging the Guide to Literary Agents' new Dear Lucky Agent Contest for Urban Fantasy and Paranormal romace (adult & teens). Here's more info if you're interested: http://tinyurl.com/yj78dvu
That's neat, but basically to be eligible one HAS to have a blog, right? Or is there a way out for the few of us who still don't have one?
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I received my contest response from JSV this morning at 8:30. It was really good feedback, and some of it had me going, "Oh, I never thought of that," and some if had me disagreeing with the general assessment (although not with the fact that it was why she rejected, obviously)
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Looks like they're starting to come in I don't have mine yet, but mine was submitted 15 min. into the contest, not the first few minutes.
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7 minutes in and still waiting...

hope my email made it.
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I'm also still waiting. Sent at 12:15.

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Just got a very nice response to my entry sent around 12:30. She'd already rejected it, so no joy there, but it was great to get some feedback on the query itself.
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This is a little weird. I just got a response from Joanna asking for me to send in 20 pages for her to see. Even though I'm jumping up and down, I can't help but wonder cause I queried her on Friday before I knew about the contest, got rejected, sent the same query in for the contest on Saturday hoping to get pointers, and now am being requested for pages.

I'm not complaining, I'm just wondering if I should go buy the lottery
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Wow, that's great news Jennifer! Maybe it's just a matter of frame of mind sometimes--you missed your window on Friday, hit it on Saturday. Congratulations.
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Congrats, Jennifer. That's great!

I got a request for 50 pages and some helpful feedback (which I'd already fixed. I only had a half hour to write a query for the contest since I found out about it late. I quickly drafted one I knew needed some extra love. After I sent it off, I revised it and made it pretty, which ultimately fixed the issue that Joanna had with it. Not a problem since the query did its job anyway!). She LOVED the concept! Yay!
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Congrats to you too cuteshoes!

Wow, a partial request for a query written in a half an hour...do you mind if I bow down to you now? lol
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Got my response. A very nice R because she already has something similar on her list.

At least I know the query is decent, though I think I may need to retool to bring out how my novel isn't like everything else out there.
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Wow, a partial request for a query written in a half an hour...do you mind if I bow down to you now? lol
Query writing is one of my strong suits. I already had a hooky logline for this book so I just needed to expand it a bit.
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