#QueryFriday


Queries are the first step in the journey to seeing your book published. As a professional letter to an agent or publisher, it is intended to interest them in your work. The end game of a query letter? To entice the agent/publisher to request MORE of your work. So stressful? Queries? Oh, yeah. But never fear, as Operation Awesome is here!

On #QueryFriday, one lucky commenter will be chosen for a query critique. Fresh, outside eyes are often helpful in pinpointing problematic areas within a query. Your critique will be respectful of your feelings, while trying to add just a bit more shine/clarification/strength to your query. And if your query is already pretty dang good-- we'll tell you!

Rules:

1.) You must comment on the #QueryFriday post in order to enter, as well as comment on one other Operation Awesome blog post from that week. This will be checked, and failure to comment on another blog post will result in your entry being invalidated.


2.) In case of being the winner, please make it easy to contact you. If you are not comfortable with leaving your email in your comment, then please make sure that your blogging profile has your contact information listed.


3.) Entry comments will be accepted until Sunday, 12 Noon, EST. The winner will be selected by a random number generator, and announced Sunday evening in the comments section.


4.) Your critiqued query will be returned to you via email, in an attached document, with notes in the margins, within 7 days.


5.) If you have won a query critique, you will not be eligible to win another until 3 months have passed. Query critiques will not be done multiple times on the same query. If you enter again, it must be with a query on a new story.

* To enter, please do not reply to this page, but look out for the weekly Query Friday post every Friday at 12 am. This page is merely for explaining the rules! *

29 comments:

Unknown said...

Fingers crossed! I can be contacted at elizabeth.donnelly831@gmail.com

Dee Keymel said...

Thank you for the opportunity. Email at dkeymel5@yahoo.com

Dee Keymel said...

Another great opportunity. Thanks. Email at dkeymel5@yahoo.com

JA Richardson said...

Love this competition. Thanks for the chance at a critique!:)

Unknown said...

Just found out about this blog and LOVE it! Super helpful in every way. Thanks so much. remarzullo11 at gmail

Katherine T. said...

Is this contest still going on? I would love to enter if so.

Sue said...

Thanks for the reminder post! sberkkoch at gmail.com

Anneliese said...

Just discovered this - thank you!
aschultz@mail.ubc.ca

justjen49 said...

Wow... this looks amazing. I'd love the chance at a critique. Email: jen.redmile@gmail.com

K. said...

I'd love a critique, thanks for the opportunity! :) Email: darkdragonsflame@yahoo.com

Marty Weiss said...

Awesome opportunity for a a pro critique. Email: mweiss99@comcast.net

Dee Keymel said...

Thank you. I love things like this. Email: dkeymel5@yahoo.com

Nathaniel Glanzman said...

Hey, everybody! You've all posted on the general information page. Please look on the home page for weekly posts every Friday and submit your emails there for a chance for your query to be critiqued. :)

Dee Keymel said...

I wonder how many many post on this page. Thanks for this opportunity. Email: dkeymel5@yahoo.com

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Susan Thumm Paxton said...

Love these opportunities. Hope to win one of these days.

Victoria Dixon said...

Here goes! Best email is victoria_dixon@msn.com

Elinor Clark said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity :) Email: elinor.s.clark7@btinternet.com

Unknown said...

How did I NOT know this blog existed?
o_o

Unknown said...

I'm not finding a QueryFriday post. So, just in case, my email is angeliabailey1118@hotmail.com

I'd love a query critique from you!

Jill said...

Love this, not sure if I gave you my email, so: mjjillian@aol.com
Yes, I still use AOL. I've had this address for over 20 years, and just don't want to give it up, lol.

KayMDiv said...

I'd love to get started with a great query letter! My email is kaymdiv@gmail.com. Thank you!

KayMDiv said...

I'd love to get started with a great query letter. My email is kaymdiv@gmail.com. Thank you!

CChristie said...

Thank you! cslc317 at gmail dot com

CChristie said...

Thank you! cslc317 at gmail dot com

Carla said...

Just found this and would love the help. Thanks! carlakkessler@outlook.com

Phenix said...

Looking forward to the opportunity phenix3180@yahoo.com
Also....is pass or pages 3rd round going on? I've tried to contact via twitter, facebook and the blog because (9/21/21 was listed as the reveal but I've seen nothing. Thanks!

Phenix said...

Ok....So where is the weekly friday post? I don't see anything on the home page and it's 1pm friday :(

JRena said...

Looking forward to having my query reviewed. My email is jrenawrites@gmail.com