If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I absolutely, positively adore working with my agent, Rebecca Strauss, at McIntosh & Otis. Rebecca is an amazing advocate for my work, a wise advisor, and a great reader. Plus, she has an incredible sense of humor and an infectious laugh, so getting the chance to chat with her is always fun. Rebecca pulled my query letter out of the slush pile, took a chance on me, and has put so much time and hard work into getting STAY where it is today. I am eternally grateful.
Plus, Rebecca has some great clients, and I love having the opportunity to connect with them too! Two of Rebecca's clients, Corinne and Wendy, have agreed to host blog tour stops for STAY. In honor of STAY's publication week, Rebecca is offering to critique a query letter and the first two pages of a manuscript for one lucky writer.
To enter, leave a comment on this post. For two more entries, leave a comment on Corinne's post and Wendy's post. One comment per person per post, please. On Friday, we'll announce the winner. You don't have to have a finished manuscript to enter, although if you do, all the better.
If your commenting profile doesn't link to an e-mail address where we can reach you if you win, make sure to either leave your e-mail address in comments, or e-mail me (info at allielarkinwrites dot com)after you leave a comment on this blog, with Query Contest in the subject line and your comment name in the body of the e-mail.
To learn more about query letters, check out this how-to guide at AgentQuery.com.
Rebecca StraussAn Agent at McIntosh & Otis, Inc., Rebecca is eager to work with both debut and established authors. She is looking to add to her list of diverse and compelling projects and is particularly seeking non-fiction, literary and commercial fiction, women’s fiction, mysteries, memoirs, humor and pop culture. As the Director of Subsidiary Rights, she continues to build on her prior experience with Trident Media Group, as well as her time at Sony Pictures where she was a book scout and development assistant. Rebecca earned her degree in English Literature from Duke University.