Monday, May 03, 2010

First lines: We have a winner!

by Jim

We have a winner from last week’s poll! At the end of the business day on Thursday, the author who had accumulated the most votes was K whose “I wondered if the girl at the front desk knew that things like me existed,” garnered a healthy 236 votes!

So K, bring it on! Send me your manuscript, and I’ll review it promptly.

Everyone else, don’t be discouraged if you weren’t chosen as a finalist or if you didn’t win. Do feel free to query me—there were lots of great entries!

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing this contest. It was a lot of fun. One more way you guys are earning that 'Best Blogs' award!

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  2. The winner was my second choice. It's good to know that I have somewhat of an eye for what's good.

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  3. Thanks for the great contest. So many fun first lines!

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  4. Congrats to the worthy victor and all the finalists, and thanks to Jim for giving props to my first line. It was fun, encouraging and informative to be a part of it.

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  5. Thanks for the opportunity! I'll definitely be querying you when the time comes :)

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  6. Please post updates about 'K' and if the ms is as good as the first line. It made me want to read more. What a shame we have to wait!

    This was my favorite and not just in the poll but from when it was first posted.

    Congrats all around.

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  7. Congrats to the winner!

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  8. Congratulations to the finalists and the winner! Yay!

    This was a great contest, Jim!

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  9. Congrats to the winner and all the finalists! :)

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  10. Thanks again for running the contest, Jim! This has been a really fun way of getting to know you.

    Congrats to K and all my fellow finalists! : )

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  11. Like everyone else I just wanted to thank you for having the contest Jim! I never expected to be a finalist so you brightened up my week!

    And congrats to the other finalists and the other people who entered. Everyone had terrific lines! Of course the biggest congrats goes to K but that's understood :)

    My only regret is that you don't rep young adult. But no worries, I'm sure the rest of the agents at D&G will be just as awesome!

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  12. Two thumbs up! One to you, Jim, for such a great contest and to K for taking that coveted prize!!! Hopefully, K, we'll all be able to read your story one day!

    Btw, I appreciated all the comments, both positive and negative, about my first line!

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  13. Congrats to K! A query-less review is a wondrous thing ... don't blow it. ;o)

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  14. Congrats to the winner! Good luck to the finalists!

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  15. What a fun contest! Thanks for doing this!!

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  16. Congrats to K! What a fun contest - thanks for doing this, Jim. :)

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  17. Thanks for all the congrats, and thanks Jim, for having such a cool contest! I'll be sending you my manuscript soon :)

    Congrats to all the finalists as well!

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