TEAM MERRY 2018
(Winter is coming)
It’s time to announce my team for FALL FICTION FEST!
I hope everyone has gotten something out of the contest, even if they don’t see themselves below. Contests are more than just making it into the agent round. They’re a chance to network with other authors. A chance to find your people.
We received 300+ entries, and it was a challenge trying to pick just 12. 12! I truly wanted to pick everyone. I was blown away by how awesome you all are. It took me days to narrow down 100, then to 50, and then, I had to make more painful decisions. I’ve been there, hoping I’d get into a contest, and I wanted to give this chance to all of you.
But remember, this isn’t your only opportunity to get your book in front of agents. Query them. Take part in Twitter pitch contests (which is how I found my agent). Everyone’s journey is different, and there’s no deadline. Keep trying, and you’ll see your dreams come true.
Here are the entries for TEAM MERRY:
KOLGRIM—Upper MG Fantasy
NAKIA WHO FOUGHT FEAR ITSELF—Horror (ownvoices)
CROWN OF BLOOD & SNOW—Fantasy
EYE OF THE UNSEEN—Paranormal
THE EMPRESS OF NEEDLES & SKIN—Fantasy (ownvoices)
THE LAST HUNTING SEASON—Historical Fantasy
VIVA LA VALLIANTS—Speculative Fiction/LGBTQ (ownvoices)
BLOOD SONG—Gothic Fantasy Romance
BRINGING BACK DANIEL COHEN—Contemporary Low Fantasy (ownvoices)
MINIMUM VIABLE PLANET—Science Fiction (ownvoices)
THE EYES OF FIRE—Epic Fantasy (ownvoices)
Mentors will be contacting you soon, but give them a few days to get in touch.
Send your revised entry back to me no later than November 24 at 11:00 pm EST (please send them to sunversussnow (at) yahoo (dot) com). Then I’ll have time to get them ready for the agent round. Please use the exact same format and don’t forget your FALL FICTION FEST question.
Please find me on Twitter (@marty_mayberry) so I can add you to
my Team Merry list before the agent round!
I hope everyone sticks around to party.
And join me in rooting for Team Merry to get the most requests.
Bring it, Michelle & Amy! 😊