Nightmare on Query Street Mentor Chat!

Writers like to socialize from the comfort of their homes.  So we’re having a twitter chat to get to know the mentors and ask questions and just visit!  Join us on Thursday, October 12th right before the submission window opens for Nightmare on Query Street on the 13th. Bring your questions, writing problems, and curiosity […]

Meet the (completely unscary) Nightmare on Query Street Mentors!

I know you’ll want to get to know the mentors who will be helping the finalists perfect their query letter and first 250 words.  One-third of the mentors are listed below. To see the rest, visit Michelle’s and Michael’s blogs. Some of the mentors have been helping our contests for ages and some are brand new. Please […]

Nightmare on Query Street is Back!

We’re back with ?? agents and even more mentors! It’s Nightmare Time! Don’t have a scary manuscript, DON’T WORRY. Just read on. A brand new year, and unimaginable horrors to come. This contest, as it runs in the Halloween time, is all about FEAR. The Details: The submission window opens at 4:00 pm (EST) on Friday, […]

The Nightmare is Back

One…Two…We are coming for you. Three…Four…There will be a slush war. Five…Six…Get your query fixed. Seven…Eight…Make your first page great. Nine…Ten…Yes, we’re at it again. Nightmare on Query Street The agents are ready…. Are you? Face your Fear October 13, 2017

SWEET REALITY is now available!!

I’m so excited to be able to share the second book in the Reality Star series with you today. Check out SWEET REALITY!  Release Date: September 5, 2017 Synopsis SUGAR, SEA SALT, AND SHOW BIZ   Jen Reid’s life after walking off a reality show has been great–she’s gone from being a broke twenty-four-year-old Seattleite […]

TELL ME THAT YOU’RE MINE review, excerpt, and giveaway!

In TELL ME THAT YOU’RE MINE Ryan McCallister and Eva Romero are two people trying to find a once-in-a-lifetime second chance at love. Fans of Tamarra Webber and Erin McCarthy will adore this emotional and heartfelt conclusion to Victoria De La O’s RITA-nominated family drama. Rafflecopter for Tell Me That You’re Mine Blitz Giveaway: Victoria […]

A Guide to Interacting with PitchWars Mentors, Part 3: After the Announcement

 Pitchwars is one of the most exciting contests of the year, both for mentors and prospective mentees. It’s a huge contest, and everyone wants to be a part of it. In this three part blog series, I’m going to take a look at ways that you can benefit from the contest through your interactions with […]

Pick me! Pick Me! PitchWars 2017

Thanks for checking out my bio. I can’t wait to read your awesome words when the submission round starts. My wish list has changed, so please review carefully, even if you submitted to me last year. Here’s the basic bio:  Laura Heffernan is living proof that watching too much TV can pay off. When not watching total […]

Summer Escape Scavenger Hunt

Looking for something new to read? Join our scavenger hunt enter to win one of multiple prizes: A $15 gift card to the ebook retailer of your choice The Winemakers by Jan Moran (print) Signed copy of Rush by Megan Matthews (print) America’s Next Reality Star by Laura Heffernan (ebook) How Beauty Saved the Beast […]

NoQS Success: Ash Van Otterloo

My favorite type of success story–one that came from our contests! Let this bit of inspiration follow you into Pitchwars and the fall contests. Here’s the story from Ash. I put the finishing touches on my MG fantasy manuscript CATTYWAMPUS in late May of 2016, spent July-Sept in rounds of revisions with notes from my […]

A #PitchWars Guide to Interacting with Mentors, Part 2

Pitchwars is one of the most exciting contests of the year, both for mentors and prospective mentees. It’s a huge contest, and everyone wants to be a part of it. In this three part blog series, I’m going to take a look at ways that you can benefit from the contest through your interactions with […]

Meet Query Kombat Grand Champion Erin King

Query Kombat Grand ChampionErin King Erin King hails from the deserts of Las Vegas, where she was a serious high school choir nerd (no, really, we won a Grammy), turned songwriter, turned novelist. These days, she lives in Manhattan with her designer husband, where they pretend “creatives” can afford the city. She writes Young Adult […]