NoQS Wrap-up

HUGE thanks to the agents, mentors, entrants who helped make Nightmare on Query Street a success. With 19 requests for the Monsters, 31 for the Legions, and 39 for the Minions. For those who want stats, here’s a blog breakdown:   Monsters Screams:2 Shrieks:8 Shivers:7 Total: 19 requests Minions Screams:10 Shrieks:23 Shivers:6 Total: 39 Legions […]

The NoQS Agent Round is Here!

Time for the shivers, shrieks and screams to begin! Following this post, you’ll find the 14 members of Laura’s Legions. Agents, you can head over to Michelle’s and Mike’s blogs as well to make more requests.  Only agents are allowed to comment. IMPORTANT NOTE: Opera and Safari Browsers may NOT allow you to comment. Using another browser is HIGHLY recommended. If you have […]

MEET LAURA’S LEGIONS!

It was a tough decision. There may have been some tears, some begging, some desperate pleas for second reads from the amazing Kara Reynolds. But at the end of the day, we whittled the original 180 or so entries down to one amazing team that I can’t wait to share with you. If you were chosen, […]

Nightmare on Query Street Submission Time!

The submission window opens at 4:00 pm (EST) on October 13th. Don’t send too soon or your entry will be deleted. You may resend when the window opens. There will be email confirmation. After the window opens, please don’t resend an entry unless you check with us. Sometimes the confirmation process gets overwhelmed. The window will close […]

Meet the Nightmare on Query Street Agents!

The big reveal is HERE. Want to know which agents we have for Nightmare on Query Street? WE HAVE TWENTY-FOUR AND COUNTING!! There are so many agents participating, we can’t fit them all on one blog! View one-third of them below, then click on over to Michelle’s and Michael’s blogs to see the rest. We’ve got both well-established agents and some newer […]

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 […]

A Nightmare on Query Street Success story with Valerie Bodden

This story combines two things that are near and dear to my heart – writing contests and NaNoWriMo. I remember this entry, although it didn’t wind up on my team, and I can’t wait to see it on shelves someday! You know how there are always things you want to do someday? For me, that […]

Nightmare on Query Street Wrap-up

HUGE thanks to the agents, mentors, entrants who helped make Nightmare on Query Street such an awesome and successful contest. We had a fantastic number of requests this year. With 36 requests for the Monsters, 32 for the Legions, and 36 for the Minions. For those who want stats, here’s a blog breakdown: Monsters Screams: 8 Shrieks: 21 Shivers 7 Total: […]

Nightmare on Query Street Agent Round 2016

Time for the shivers, shrieks and screams to begin! Following this post, you’ll find the 15 members of Laura’s Legions. Agents, you can head over to Michelle’s and Mike’s blogs as well to make more requests. Blogger is refusing to post all the entries on one page. Please page ahead or use the links in the sidebar to […]

NoQS Adult Fantasy: DOUBLE-CROSSING THE BRIDGE: A TROLL HEIST

Title: DOUBLE-CROSSING THE BRIDGE: A TROLL HEIST Genre: Adult Humorous Fantasy Word Count: 80,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Granu had one moment of weakness when the burdens of unemployment weighed so heavily, she needed to blow off steam. A night at Goron’s throwing back grog turned into an embarrassing one-night-stand with her […]

NoQS Adult Women’s Fiction: WOMAN ENOUGH

Title: WOMAN ENOUGH Genre: Women’s Fiction Word Count: 77,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship Is: My character’s most stressful relationship is with her mother. Angst between the two has been there since the days Becca received less than perfect scores in her gymnastics routines; her mother never praising her, but instead pushing her to […]

NoQS Adult Romantic Suspense: PRIME MAPLE

Title: PRIME MAPLE Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense Word Count: 80,000 My Main Character’s Most Stressful Relationship is: Ecophysiologist Jen Preston’s most stressful relationship is with people. She’d rather hang with the trees. Except for Vic LaVigne. Her ex has this way of putting anyone at ease. Might be how he won the Canadian election by […]