Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Recruiting

I don't have anything profound or even mildly entertaining to say today so I am going to ask you all for help. As you can see from my blog subtitle announcement thingy The Amazing Rose Cooper is going to be doing the guest post this Friday. She is totally awesome so make sure you come back to read it.

I've taken the last two weeks off from the Friday guest posts which, let's face it, were really the only worthwhile thing going on around here in the first place. Now I need your help. After Rose I've got nothing. I do have some amazing buds like Bryan Bliss and Shannon Whitney Messenger who have agreed to share their queries with us ... once their agents have decided their stories are no longer TOP SECRET.

So what I want you guys to do, please, is help me scour the blogoshpere. I am looking for writers with awesome queries to share myself but I'm not having much luck of late and I figure with all of you helping we can cast our net that much wider. My good friend Vicki Rocho helped me find Rose, and I'm quite glad she did.

So go out. Read blogs. Find queries you think the world (or at least a couple of my readers) ought to see ... and basically do my job for me. Thanks.

26 comments:

aspiring_x said...

... and basically do my job for me... ROTFL!!!

Jess said...

That poster rocks :)

Jaydee Morgan said...

I'll keep my eyes open :)

Hilary Wagner ~ Debut Author said...

My awesome writer bud, Jen K Blom in Germany! She sold her debut mg novel, Possum Summer (2011), only a few months back to Holiday House Books and is repped by Marlene Stringer! She is super talented and funny too! I'm sure she'd be happy to share!

http://www.jenkblom.com/

xoxo -- Hilary

Emily White said...

Hahaha! I love the poster. Sadly, I don't have anyone to offer to you. :(

Good luck finding people, though! I love your Friday posts.

Elaine AM Smith said...

The Poster is amazing Matthew.
Sadly I cannot help with the hunt for query letters. Several friends and PQSP helped me iron out a the kinks in mine. But the letter evolved, changed once every few weeks. If I should have to send one out tomorrow, I know I would make it different again.

Falen (Sarah) said...

well piedmont has a query that garnered partial and full requests. I've seen multiple verions of it and it's pretty good.
i'd share, but i haven't hit query stage yet, so therefore have no success with it

K. M. Walton said...

Darth Vader is the best badass. Ever.

Candyland said...

I'll see what I can do:)

Rose Cooper said...

Thanks for the mention! I'll keep an eye out, i'm pretty sure I can come up with one or two for you!

Tahereh said...

hehe will do!

Vampires and Tofu said...

Hi Matthew..
Thanks for finding my blog, however you got there lol, I'm following you back =)
I love reading queries and was gonna suggest you check out Nathan Bransford (ack, prolly spelled that wrong!) but I see you already have him. Looking forward to reading your posts!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know someone who is about to start sending out her queries - I will let her know!

Vicki Rocho said...

You know I'll keep my eyes peeled!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I'll keep my eye out for you. :)

Heather Kelly said...

I can't wait to see Bryan's! I'll ask around.

Aubrie said...

The poster got my attention! I'll keep an eye out. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the poster too :) I'll keep my eyes open.

Old Kitty said...

Well I'm glad to have discovered your blog and have thoroughly enjoyed its varied and always entertaining posts!

Good luck with this endeavour!! I'm so on the outside looking in so would probably be of now use to you with this venture - but it's sort of exciting to see who comes up with whom!

Good luck everyone! Take care
x

Ann Best said...

Like O.K., I enjoy reading your posts but am outside the center also. But good luck. I know there are others who are able, and willing, to help! This is such a supportive community.

Tracy said...

I say you take a break for a couple weeks (while everyone scours for wonderful queries) and have post a couple of doosies again. I'm sure we all have some of our beginner I-can't-believe-I-sent-that-out to keep things rolling for a few weeks.

Lenny said...

sorry mr matthew. im not gonna be much help on this but you know if i could i would. darth vader is sooooo cool!
...smiles from lenny

Ted Cross said...

Mines always available, but I haven't sold anything yet. I have only sent it to ten agents so far, with two partial requests and five rejections. So, it's probably not the best query for your needs!

Renae said...

The ever wonderful Lindsay sent me over...You're more than welcome to use mine...I don't know how awesome it is, but I did get several requests with it and representation. If you still need letters let me know! renaemercado@gmail.com
Good Luck!

Aleeza said...

okay, i have some suggestions that may help. i havent been reading your blog for that long (though ive loved it ever since i began) so i may recommend some people that have actually already been queried.
the ever-fabulous emilia plater at punk writer kid just got representation from suzie townsend. im pretty sure her query's gonna be awesome (she got an agent pretty quickly after she began querying), itd be wonderful to read it. heres her url:
http://www.emilia-plater.com/
other than that theres sarah wylie from sarah with a chance. she doesnt blog much these days but you could try:
http://sarahwithachance.blogspot.com/
so thats about it actually. hope i helped. :)

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