QUERY KOMBAT ROUND 2: MY BOYFRIEND RIGGED THE LOTTERY vs. HOT SAUCE IS BAD FOR WOUND CARE

Title: Windfall Nickname: My Boyfriend Rigged The Lottery Word Count: 83,000 Genre: YA Contemporary Suspense Query: In Marina’s culture, dumplings are thought to bring wealth and good fortune to anyone who eats them. But she’s been eating dumplings her whole life and good fortune remains as elusive as a good boyfriend. She’s a Chinese-American piano […]

QUERY KOMBAT ROUND 2: SAMBA AND SURRENDER vs. WHAT’S LUCK GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Title: RADIANT CITY Entry Nickname: Samba and Surrender Word count: 100K Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance with Erotic Elements Query: Brazilian federal enforcer, Ana Mendes, doesn’t have the heart—or the time—for relationships. After losing her father at a young age and watching the world crash down around her because of the Radiant virus, she’s devoted her […]

QUERY KOMBAT ROUND 2: AND I FEEL FINE

The first entry in this match-up has been withdrawn due to an agent offer. Congratulations to “And I Feel Fine,” who automatically advances to Round 3. Judges, please leave feedback on this entry but do not cast a vote. Ok, well, you can vote, but it won’t count. 🙂 Title: Starborn Entry Nickname: And I […]

Query Kombat 2016 Round 2 Matchups

The agent/editor round was a HUGE success this year. A total of 147 requests were made, with two entries tied for the most requests at 11 each. Below you will find Round 2 match-ups. Since TWO entries received an offer of representation before and during the agent round, we have 30 entries going into the second round […]

THE QUERY KOMBAT AGENT ROUND IS HERE!

Here we go! The agent round! Before you dive in, please – agents and entrants – read this post! Agents, entrants are spread out over all three blogs. You can also find them at Michelle’s blog and Mike’s blog. Blog assignment does not necessarily indicate who picked them. Agents will request by saying, “I want to see more […]

QK AGENT ROUND: 1. Madam Butterfly, Contemporary Romance

Title: The Absence of Butterflies Entry Nickname: Madam Butterfly Word count: 80,000 Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance Query:   Will Kavanagh is the only one who knows the truth about the drug overdose that killed Christy Talbot. Not that he’s telling. The world famous actress may have starred in the film adaption of his novel, but […]

QK AGENT ROUND: 2. Irish in America, Adult historical romance

Title: Donovan Entry Nickname: Irish in America Word Count: 100,000 Genre: Adult Historical Romance Query: When Jesse Travers’ father and brother die, they leave her with two things: a crumbling ranch and a deep well of distrust. Shunned by the village for her outlaw brother’s deeds, Jesse is not sorry to hear he’s been killed […]

QK Agent Round: 3. The Ghost and Ms. Clair, Adult mystery

Title: Donn’s Hill Entry Nickname: The Ghost and Ms. Clair Word count: 83K Genre: Paranormal Mystery Query:  Mackenzie Clair knew her life would change when her father died, but she wasn’t expecting the grief to give her the ability to talk to the dead, or to end up chasing a murderer through the most haunted town […]

QK AGENT ROUND: 4. These Little Earthquakes, YA contemporary

Title: Where the Waves Go Entry Nickname: These Little Earthquakes Word Count: 64K Genre: YA Contemporary Query: Seventeen-year-old Charlie Elliott has always run away from life. She drinks to escape her depression, fools around with guys to ease her loneliness, and hangs out in cemeteries to avoid the living. After she’s dumped by the first […]

QK AGENT ROUND: 5. Ticket to Ride, YA Contemporary

Title: BREAKING DOWN GLASS DOORS Entry Nickname: Ticket to Ride Word count: 78K Genre: YA contemporary Query: Seventeen-year-old Jack wants to escape his narrow-minded Appalachian hometown more than anything. His family’s welfare checks pay for little more than food on the table, his mom’s pastor won’t stop lecturing him about the sinfulness of lust, and […]

QK AGENT ROUND: 6. Where’s Will Smith When We Need Him?, YA SF

Title: There’s Something About Earth Entry Nickname: Where’s Will Smith When We Need Him? Word Count: 83,000 Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Query: When Clover Martinez – 17-year-old pilot and astronaut in training – returns from a camping trip to find the human race obliterated, she knows her dreams of space have gone south.  Six months ago, alien spaceships […]