Winners for the July Query or 1st Page Workshop!

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We have winners for our July workshop with the Pitch Wars mentors. I’ve pick 55 names instead of 40!!  If your name is on the list, please send in your query or 1st page to right away (no later than Monday, June 30 at 8AM Eastern Time). If you don’t send it in by the cut off time, you will not get to participate in the workshop. The first batch of critiques will go live on the blog July 7.

***Please put the query or 1st page (250 words, double-spaced manuscript page) in the body of the email. No need to include category/genre/title/word count. Does not have to be a completed manuscript.  If the 250th word of the 1st page falls in the middle of a sentence, go to the end of that sentence.

If you didn’t make it in, follow along and maybe it will help you with your own work.

Here’s the list …


Gin Farrell
Alessa Hinlo
Gwen Cole
Connie Edwardson Michael
Lyra Robinette
Wendy Vogel
Ellie Sullivan
Anna U. Mormack
Noelle Pierce
Denise Drespling
Ann MarJory Kaminski
Kaleen Harding
Rachel Stones
Keith Willis
JEN Garrett
Suzanne Leder Burmeister
Robin Korb
Don M. King
Susan Crispell
Spring Paul
Diane Rose
Kimberly Moravec
Carolyn (fictionwriter)
Summer Spence
Marcelle Corrie
Megan Cooley Peterson
Michael Seese
Pamela Pabst
Jessica Kemp
Kathleen S. Allen
Patricia Nesbitt
Michelle Rosenfield
Heather Brady
London Crockett
Debbie Dorris
Jamie (sunshine)
Julia Bade
Vanessa Lillie
Jennifer Brinkmeyer
Geni Phipps
R. E. Morrison
Richard Gamboa
Kristin Reynolds
Max Brunner
Karla (endlesslypre…_
Jocelyn Frentz
Kelly Heinen
Marlana Antifit
Talynn Lynn
Samantha Hileman
Mandy O’Dell Silberstein
Anita Saxena
Angela D Ambrosio
Ashley Hearn



Author: Brenda Drake

New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2) available now, creator of #PitchWars, #PitchMadness, and #PitMad, fueled by coffee and Goldfish crackers (but not together), and represented by Peter Knapp with The Park Literary Group. @brendadrake

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  1. So excited that I got picked! But it appears that two versions of my name got in! I didn’t think I applied twice, but I’m sorry if I did! Thank you so much for hosting this, Brenda!!

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      • Took a little longer than I thought, but you should have received mine about an hour ago.

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  2. Thank you Brenda! You are the bestest-est contest queen…EVAH! (Just sayin’)

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  3. Thanks so much for this opportunity! I sent mine in as an attached rtf file. I hope this is okay? If not, I can resend in the body of an email. Thanks again 🙂

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  4. OMGG I made it!!!
    *faints then wakes up again*
    How exciting!!! Thank you soo much 🙂

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  5. Thanks Brenda! I already submitted my 1st page before the 250 limit was announced. It’s 303. Do you want me to re-sub with a shorter version?

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  6. Sorry, I didn’t reread the post before I sent my first 250. It’s not double spaced. Let me know if you’d like me to fix and resend. Should I watch for a confirmation email letting me know you received my submission?

    I’m excited to participate in this workshop. Thank you for picking me. 😀
    Have a GREAT evening!

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    • I’ll cut it down to the 250. No worries. You won’t get a receipt. I know who should send in an entry and will contact those who I don’t get one for.

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  7. You rock, Brenda! I danced when I saw my name.

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  8. Thank you so much, Brenda Drake! Words cannot express how grateful I am for this opportunity!

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  9. Thanks so much for this fabulous opportunity. I’ve sent in my first 250. Hope it came through.

    Looking forward to this whole process!!


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  10. Yay!!! Thanks for picking me! Appreciate the opportunity!

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  11. It was a great surprise to see a reminder in my mailbox this morning. Just returned from vacation and finally caught up on my emails. Thanks!!

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  12. Sorry Brenda, I sent the Query as an attachment. I will send it again now in the body.

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