Query Kombat Wrap-up, Part 1

It’s unofficially over! The Query Kombat Awards Ceremony usually marks the close of our brutal, month-long tournament. Praising the top performing entries in each age category as well as the Grand Champion is a something we can’t do without! That being said, the ceremony will be delayed for about a week or so due to […]

Real Life Reality Stars: Steph Mignon

As some of you may have guessed, I like reality TV a lot. 🙂 To celebrate the upcoming release of Sweet Reality, I’m going to be posting interviews from current and former reality TV stars over the next few weeks. To start, I’ve got someone who is part of both my writing world and reality […]

Query Kombat Success: MY SOUL TO GIVE by Magali Fréchette

What better time to share a Query Kombat success story than before the final round? Publishing is a long game. You tend to hear about the overnight successes, which is one reason it’s so important to celebrate the stories that take a bit longer to find their homes. Today, we’re hearing from Magali A. FrĂ©chette about […]

Query Kombat Round 5 starts now!

Here we go! Round 5! Entries are on Michelle’s Blog! This round lasts until June 28th at 8 pm.On Wednesday, the host will call out for extra judges to come and break ties, or in case of extra close votes to try and get a more decisive margin.  The entry with the most votes for […]

Query Kombat Round 4! Round 4! This round lasts until June 25 at 8 pm EDT.On the last day the hosts may call out for extra judges to come and break ties, or in case of extra close votes to try and get a more decisive margin. In the event a tie remains, the blog host will […]

Query Kombat Round 4: BE GRATEFUL FOR COOKIES v. ALABAMA WITCH HUNTERS

Title: Plus-Size Entry Nickname: Be Grateful For Cookies Word Count: 45,000 Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Query: Thirteen-year-old Lizzie will do almost anything for a cookie. Sadly, her mother banned them from her life months ago, replacing sweets with tasteless foods and a gym membership. Her mom claims it’s for her own good, even though her […]

Query Kombat Round 4: BOOK BOYS GONE WILD vs. BOY BAND NINJA ASSASSINS

Title: Paper Seeds Entry Nickname: Book Boys Gone Wild! Word Count: 109K Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy Query:  When seventeen-year-old Harlow Jackson gets dumped at her grandma Minny’s wake, she’s devastated, pissed as hell, and without an escort for the debutante season starting the very next day. But then Harlow finds something Minny left her: paper […]

Query Kombat Round 4: DELICIOUS VICIOUS CYCLES vs. HERO BY DEFAULT

Title: VERA WITH A VENGEANCE Entry Nickname: Delicious Vicious Cycles Word count: 74K Genre: YA Contemporary, Own Voices (Jewish and sexual assault survivor) Query:  Seventeen-year-old entrepreneur Vera Davis starts a business to sell revenge in VERA WITH A VENGEANCE, a 74,000-word young adult contemporary novel. When a car accident paralyzes Vera’s older brother and kills her parents, […]

Query Kombat Round 4: BOUNTY AND THE BEAST vs. GUTTERS AND GALLERIES

Title: Dangerous Beasts Entry Nickname: Bounty and the Beast Word Count: 85,000 Genre: Adult Fantasy Romance Query: Exiled beast charmer Leena Edenfrell is in deep shit. Empty pockets force her to sell her beloved magical beasts on the black market—an offense punishable by death—and the Charmers Council hires a lethal assassin to exact punishment. With […]

Query Kombat 2016 Round 4 Match-ups

Round 3 of this tournament is officially over. All kontenders fought valiantly, but alas, half of you must be knocked out. Win or lose, thanks for officially making QK the toughest query tournament in all the land. Be proud of yourselves for making it this far.  A standing ovation to those of you who fought […]

Query Kombat Round 3 Starts Now!

Here we go! Round 3! Entries are on Mike’s Blog! This round lasts until June 22nd at 8 pm.On Thursday, the hosts will call out for extra judges to come and break ties, or in case of extra close votes to try and get a more decisive margin. The entry with the most votes for Victory moves forward […]

Query Kombat Round 3 Matchups

Round three is coming up in just a few days. The round starts on June 20th at 8:00 a.m. and continues until June 22nd at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Round three will be hosted only on Mike’s blog. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please leave a comment or tweet us: @ravenousrushing @michelle4laughs @lh_writes. […]