An event as big as this requires many people working behind the scenes to pull off. In order to open the contest up to more submissions, we
kidnapped bribed asked some awesome slush readers to back us up. They’ll be up to the ears in entries, searching for the gems and making dreams come true. There’s been a lot of success in our prior contests. Could you be next?
Make sure to show our readers some love in the comments and by following their blogs and twitter handles.
They may recognize your name in the slush (Ha! Kidding. Shameless way to encourage comments). No seriously, only the best of the best entries will make it into the game.
Introducing our readers…
KT nabbed her agent, Judith Engracia with the Liza Dawson Associates, in last March’s Pitch Madness. KT loves singing and writing music, but above everything else she loves writing. From science fiction to fantasy to horror. She’s dabbled in it all and her plotbunnies run around and multiply at will. One of her friends has forbidden her from reading a dictionary, since usually, just one word sets her off. At the moment she has a completed trilogy in draft, with the first book in the series complete.The TDP Trilogy is a YA science fiction series set in the Distant future. It includes mind manipulation, hybrid technology and alien parasites.
Becca (Becks) Coffindaffer
Becks not only is a professional copy editor, she is also an aspiring author of YA fantasy, specifically contemporary fantasy and not-so-much of the urban variety since she’s not terribly urban herself, although like most writers she doesn’t really limit her ideas to one sub-genre. She has a creative writing major from K-State University. And she’s co-authoring an exciting new project with Brenda Drake.
Kat writes YA sci fi and fantasy, which has so far included: hot dragon boys, giant squid, drug abuse, robots, little people in trilby hats, winged aliens, shuttle crashes, kissiness, evil moths and malicious vomiting. She’s represented by Molly Ker Hawn of The Bent Agency.
Stephanie grew up in sunny San Diego, wishing for rain. She currently studies film production at San Diego State University, but spends most of her study time writing novels. Someday, she would like to hike the trail to Mount Doom. Her work is represented by Alison Fargis of Stonesong.
Dee is a mom, teacher, MG writer, educational freelance writer, blogger. She says kids really do bring apples to their teachers, but they also bring you their smiles, laughter, pride, and sense of wonder- because you inspire them. That’s why she loves being a teacher. That’s why she writes. And she’s repped by Kerry Sparks of the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency.
Summer is an aspiring author and avid reader. Her alter ego is Fizzygrrl. She’s Super Mommy, Epic Wifey, lover of candy, and geeky things. She’s like a Disney cartoon that says the ‘F’ word a lot.
My co-hosts and final readers…
That’s it. Come back September 5 and meet the agents.
Thanks to all of them for helping to make this happen!
A very special, hug thanks to all the slush readers! Especially for the tips and insight they’ve been tweeting. It’s been such a great learning experience to see the picking-process. I think all our pitches will improve after this.
Ermahgerd! The ladies cutting down the slush! Making dreams come true, dashing others <----okay that was a bit dramatic. I don't envy them one bit. I can only imagine how hard it is being a gatekeeper.
Ditto what Jeanmarie said, excellent tips (for next time, lol). Hard working volunteers are tough to come by, thanks much to all!
Thank you, slush readers! I feel like I have excellent taste because I was already following almost all of them. 🙂 Now I’ve got to go check out those blogs…
What a great group! Thank you ladies for reading all the slush 🙂
Awesome group of readers!! Can’t wait to read what they pick out!
Thanks slushy ladies. Am I the only one who says that and has a sudden craving for a cherry icee? I digress, I’m following you guys on twitter now. Gotta go and check in! 😉 thanks again for doing this.
Thanks to all the people who are reading the slush. 🙂
Thanks slush ladies for taking time out of your day to read through our entries! I really appreciate it. I’m following ya’ll on twitter now. :p
Thanks, Readers! You are so kind to lend your eyes and time on a holiday weekend!
They are very awesome to help you wade through the slush! And you guys are awesome for hosting this. 🙂
You guys are great! Thanks for taking the time to do this.
Thank you for all the time and consideration you’re all putting into this. You rock!
Thank you Slushies!!! 🙂
From a grateful wannabe author.