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Friday, August 3, 2012

Contest Reminder and the Ninja Agents of WriteOnCon

I'm back! Other than following an ambulance to the hospital where my hubby was treated for crazy complications of giardia (tip: do not drive by yourself when you have giardia...you may end up pulling over and flagging down a car and having the driver call an ambulance and then having them call your wife, who will freak out), vacation time was relaxing!

Here's a contest to look into:
Aspiring Writers Competition with The Reading Room: Want to win $1,000? Enter your first 450 words (middle grade or young adult novel) by August 12th. Click HERE for the announcement post from WriteOnCon.
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Speaking of WriteOnCon, the online conference website is already bursting with information! This conference is perfect for agented and unagented authors alike~ this will be my third year of attending, and I can't wait. Get registered in the Forums now (see link below), and you'll be registered for the conference!

The Ninja Agent program is back! The following agents will be stalking the query forums, giving feedback and making requests:

  • Anita Mumm with Nelson Literary
  • Roseanne Wells with Jennifer DeChiara Literary
  • Pamela van Hylckama Vlieg with Larsen-Pomada
  • Cheryl Pientka with Jill Grinberg Literary
  • Suzie Townsend with New Leaf Literary
  • Alycia Tornetta, editor with Entangled Publishing
  • Lara Perkins with Andrea Brown Literary
  • Stacy Abrams, editor with Entangled Publishing
  • Rhoda Belleza, editor with Paper Lantern Literary
  • Peter Knapp with Park Literary

2012 WRITEONCON posts you'll want to review:



21 comments:

  1. Yay for WriteOnCon. Thanks for sharing, Jess. :D

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  2. It's great to have to back and posting again. Sorry to hear about your husband - that must have been a real scare. Have a great weekend!

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    1. It was scary, but he's recovering :)

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about your husband. I'm glad some kind stranger pulled over and offered assistance.

    Thanks for the WriteOn Con reminder. I think I should be good. Of course, I'll probably start stalking things there in a few days with my silly self :-)

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  4. Welcome back--and THANKS for the info' on the middle-grade pitch with Sylvie Frank! Went over and found there were still a couple of slots left, so I'm in, too. What fun to catch the opportunity. Made me go back and rework my pitch down to 35 words, always a good exercise :-)

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    1. Best of luck in the contest! I had a hard time with the 35-word pitch, too :)

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  5. Wow, your poor hubby!! So glad all is well and WELCOME BACK!!!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsay~ love your new pink hair streaks :)

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  6. Thanks for the information on the Ninja forums.
    I know it's hard to persuade some people to get a ride to a hospital or clinic. It sounds like things have calmed down since.

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    1. Things have calmed down a bit~ poor hubby is still suffering a little.

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  7. Welcome back! Thanks for the great information and hope your hubby is well and feeling super :)

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    1. Thanks Catherine~ it's good to be back!

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  8. Gaaah I wish I could attend WriteOnCon I will be traveling abroad in Europe.

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    1. Traveling abroad in Europe sounds pretty good, too :)

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  9. Oh, no! Sorry about the giardia/hospital visit incident! That must have been scary! Glad your trip went well otherwise.

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    1. Thanks Caryn~ it was a good trip :)

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  10. Ack! I looked to see what that is, and I'm horrified!
    Glad you had a good trip otherwise, though :)

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  11. I had to look up giardia...ugh! Hope he is feeling better and that your heart has stopped racing. :-) Thanks for the info, off to check out WriteOnCon!

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