Friday, March 1, 2013

BSD Winners, Revealings, and Wrap-Up!

Hi everyone! Sorry this post is a bit late to go up. I've been attacked by the flu monster and have spent a lot of the last 16 hours in bed with a fever and sore throat.

But I think I'm on enough medication now to get through this post. But if I majorly goof up, you'll know why. :)


Let's start with the entries who were brutally shot with arrows:

#1 THE AWAKENING OF MINNA GRAY: Full - HC Rumble-Tumble
#3 12 STEPS FORWARD: Partial - HC Pink Monkey Boots / Full - HC Buttercup
#4 LOST STARS BROKEN GALAXY: Partial - HC Rumble-Tumble / Full - HC Buttercup
#5 THE KING OF INK AND SHADOWS: Partial - HC Buttercup / Full - HC ShelfElf
#6 PAINTING THE ROSES DEAD: Partial - HC Pink Monkey Boots / Partial - HC Agent Extraordinaire / Full - HC AgentOrange
#8 STARS AT MIDNIGHT: Partial - HC ShelfElf / Partial - HC Golden Arrow / Full - HC AgentOrange
#9 GHOST LIGHT: Partial - HC Pink Monkey boots / Partial - HC Ninja Spy / Full - HC ShelfElf
#10 KISSED: Partial - HC Pink Monkey Boots / Full - HC Rumble-Tumble
#12 ONE MORE SUMMER: Partial - HC Buttercup
#13 A TERROR OF DARKNESS: Partial - HC Golden Arrow / Full - HC Darcy
#15 UNDER A BURNING SKY: Partial - HC Golden Arrow / Full - HC Slow Lightning
#16 ENVISION: Partial - HC Golden Arrow
#17 GARDEN OF THORNS: Partial - HC Rumble Tumble / Partial - HC Golden Arrow / Full - HC Agent Extraordinaire
#18 BROKEN IN BLUE: Partial - HC Rumble-Tumble / Full - HC Slow Lightning
#19 THE DREAMSPEAKER'S DIARY: Partial - HC Ninja Spy / Partial - HC ShelfElf
#20 PINK FORTUNE: Partial - HC Pink Monkey Boots
#22 HAVEN: Partial - HC Agent Extraordinaire / Partial - HC Golden Arrow
#24 ALL STRIPPED DOWN: Partial - HC Golden Arrow
#26 ONE TWO THREE: Partial - HC Buttercup / Full - HC Slow Lightning
#27 GRIPPED: Partial - HC Pink Monkey Boots / Partial - HC Golden Arrow / Full - HC AgentOrange
#32 THE MEMORYWALKER: Partial - HC Buttercup
#33 HARVESTER: Partial - HC Darcy / Full - HC Ninja Spy
#38 THE SUMMER I STARTED A BUSINESS, SOLVED A BANK ROBBERY,  AND SHOWED UP ON CAJUN PAWN STARSFull - HC Rumble-Tumble
#41 CALL OF THE CROW: Full - HC Darcy
#47 THELMA BEE: Partial - HC ShelfElf
#48 THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS SNUFFED: Partial - HC Pink Monkey Boots
#49 PINNING THE MAP
: Partial - HC Darcy
#51 TO CATCH A FETCH: Partial - HC ShelfElf / Full - AgentOrange

*Partials = 100 pages.

FYI! ADDITIONAL REQUESTS MAY BE COMING IN!

Remember!!!!! If you have a full request and partial request(s) you MUST send it in to the full request first. After 1 week has passed (whether you've heard back or not), you can send it in to those with partials. Then one week after that, you can send it in to any additional requests you might get. :D

If you receive an offer of rep, I'd notify all interested agents immediately!


Now, (drumroll) let's reveal our AGENTS:

HC Rumble-Tumble -- SARA SCIUTO
HC Pink Monkey Boots -- ANNIE BOMKE
HC Ninja Spy -- SARAH LAPOLLA
HC AgentOrange -- JESSICA SINSHEIMER
HC Darcy -- PAM VAN HYLCKAMA VLIEG
HC Agent Extraordinaire -- CARLY WATTERS
HC Buttercup -- LAURA BRADFORD
HC ShelfElf -- GINA PANETTIERI
HC Golden Arrow -- ALI MCDONALD
HC SlowLightning -- ANDREA SOMBERG


WOOHOO! Now check out their submission guidelines below...

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

(PLEASE NOTE: I would always put your title in the subject line, include your query in the body of the email, and attach your requested material as a Word .doc!!)

LAURA BRADFORD: Send submissions to her direct email: laura(at)bradfordlit(dot)com. If you have a synopsis please send it too. Put "Cupid" somewhere in the subject line.

PAM VAN HYLCKAMA VLIEG: Send your requested submission along with a query and synopsis to querypamvhv(at) gmail (dot) com. In the subject line put "REQUESTED BLIND DATE". 

SARA SCIUTO: Send requests to sara(at)fullcircleliterary(dot)com. Include "Cupid Contest" somewhere in the subject line. 

SARAH LAPOLLA: Send submissions to sl(at)cbltd(dot)com with "BSD: [title]" as the subject line with your query pasted in the email. Attach requested material as Word .doc. 

ANDREA SOMBERG: Send submissions to andrea(at)harveyklinger(dot)com with attached word document and "Cupid/BSD" in the subject line.

ANNIE BOMKE: Send submissions to submissions(at)abliterary(dot)com with your title and "BSD Contest" in the subject line. 

GINA PANETTIERI: Send your submission as word .doc attachments. Include a 3-5 page synopsis as a separate attachment. Full contact information should be included in the cover email.  Send to gpanettieri(at)talcottnotch(dot)net.

ALI MCDONALD: Email your submission with subject line "BSD Cupid's Literary Connection [title name] to alison(at)therightsfactory(dot)com.

JESSICA SINSHEIMER: Send your submission to ESubmissions(at)SarahJaneFreymann(dot)com with "Cupid's BSD" in the subject line. Please include your query in the body of the email and include an attached synopsis. 

CARLY WATTERS: Send your submission to query(at)psliterary(dot)com with the subject line of "Blind Speed Dating: Book Title" Attach material as a word .doc. 

**PLEASE NOTE: I would always put your title in the subject line, include your query in the body of the email, and attach your requested material as a Word .doc!!


ADDITIONAL REQUESTS!

ANY agents may NOW make additional requests on any of the entries using their REAL NAMES. Yes, this can be ANY agent. So even if they weren't invovled in the contest but would like to see something, they can request. 

NEW REQUESTING AGENTS: PLEASE include submission guidelines in your requesting comment!

So KEEP AN EYE on your entry!! But remember if you already have requests, they have to be sent to those agents first. 

Again, if you receive an offer of rep, I'd notify all agents interested immediately!


THANK YOU!

I want to give a giant THANK YOU to everyone involved in BSD this year! It was great and I think you're all great too! Thanks, AGENTS! Thanks, BOUNCERS! Thanks, KISSING EXPERTS!...

And of course,

 THANK YOU to all of you fabulous writers and readers!!!!!

25 comments:

  1. Cupid - what a fantastic job! Thanks so much for all your hard work. And thanks to the agents and writers - everyone's participation helped make this a valuable experience and great fun!

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  2. Thank you for doing this, Cupid! You're wonderful!

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  3. Thank you so much, Cupid. This is the first major blog contest I've been a part of, and it has been so incredibly fulfilling. I got requests, but even if I hadn't the amount of encouragement I got through this would have been encouragement enough!

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  4. Thank you for all the hard work you've done on this contest. It's been fun, I've learned a lot, and made some amazing new writer friends :)

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  5. Many, many, many thanks to Cupid, the Agents and the Bouncers!

    My fav part of this contest was the awesome camaraderie amongst the writers! Truly a STELLAR community.:)

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  6. It's incredible, everything that you do. Thank you SO much.

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  7. I am so excited and honored to have been a part of this amazing contest. The entries were so strong and all of the writers were so supportive.

    I'd like to thank Cupid for all the hard work and dedication as well as the Bouncers, Kissing Experts and Agents too!

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  8. Such an incredible experience! Thank you, Cupid for making this possible. I'm thrilled with the requests, but also grateful for the AMAZING community of writers I've gotten to be a part of through this experience. I CANNOT wait to read their books one day soon! : )

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  9. Thank you Cupid for putting this together and for being open to my chapter book. I never expected to make it to the agent round. I would love to thank my bouncer! I'm so grateful for all of the encouraging comments. Congratulations to everyone who got requests!!!

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  10. Thank you Cupid for organizing this event! What fun to see such enthusiastic participation from so many insightful and encouraging people, helping one another sharpen queries and first pages.

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  11. Thank you so much for all your hard work at organizing this event, Cupid, and to all the agents and bouncers for their time! :)

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  12. Thanks for all your work Cupid!! This has been such a great experience - sharpening my query, tightening my first 250 and just meeting so many great people! You rock!! (and I hope you feel better soon! Get back to bed!)

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  13. Thanks for all your hard work! I can't even imagine putting something this massive together!

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  14. Thank you for putting this together! It was truly an amazing experience and I've come out with a great new set of writer friends. Couldn't ask for more.

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  15. Thank you so much Cupid! This was such a fun experience. I'm really thankful I got to be a part of it. And I'm so thankful for all the agents, and bouncers and writers who participated as well!

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  16. This contest was my introduction to putting my writing out there for agents to see. Thanks so much for helping me get my feet wet! Hope you're feeling better soon, Cupid!

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  17. Congrats to all the winners! All the entries were really impressive - there are so many stories out there that I hope to see on bookshelves one day. Best of luck to all!

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  18. Thank you, Cupid, for this awesome contest! I hope you feel better soon! :)

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  19. Thanks, Cupid! This contest was huge! You were so generous with your time. Hope you feel better soon!

    Good luck writers as you continue to put your work out there!

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  20. Cupid, thank you so much for all your hard work! Bouncers and Kissing expers too! My personal results: query and first 250 are better, I have a new CP, a ton of encouragement and a partial request. At the risk of souding sappy, you made a difference in a lot of people's lives.

    Good luck to all the participants! Can't wait to read your books someday.

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  21. What a great experience, thank you for all you do Cupid! Such an amazing opportunity for feedback, querying and making new friends. Hope you feel better soon!

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  22. Thank YOU so much Cupid and to everyone involved...I´m always impressed by the amount of talent and the wonderful support of the YA community!
    Now I hope you can spend some time with your hubby <3

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  23. Thank YOU Cupid!!!!! This was a wonderful opportunity and must have been a lot of work on your part. I have my fingers crossed for any one of the 3 fantastic agents who made requests on my entry - I'd be very happy with any of them - but even if nothing pans out, this has been a tremendous learning opportunity and has boosted my confidence.

    Thank you again - and I hope you feel better!

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