Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Need Help ... Judging Help!

UPDATE: You all are fantasic!  I've got the judges I need thanks to your help:)
Hey all!  Gearin' Up to Get an Agent Blogfest begins in 5 DAYS!!!  Can you believe it?  I can hardly wait.  We've got 64 blogfest buds who you can check out here.  Head over and get to to know them, follow them, LOVE them!

So here's the thing.  WEEK 4 of said blogfest is going to be fabuloso with Literary Agent Kathleen Rushall hosting the First 200 Words Pitch Contest (YA, MG and PB only since that's all she accepts...sorry to everyone else).  BUT--this is where you come in--I have to get this long list of contestants down to 10 (or 5 depending on the number of entries we have). 

I NEED HELP... Judging the contest, that is.  Here's why...

- I've gotten to know many of you through the blogosphere and I don't want my pickings to seem bias in any way.

- It's going to be a lot of work and I'd simply love some help.

SO

If you aren't planning on participating in the WEEK 4 blogfest contest (you can be a part of the other weeks), would you be willing to help a girl out?  Leave a comment below with your email address if so.

If not, I'd love to hear about a time when you in desperate need of some help and you turned to your blog buddies or writing pals to get it.

Until next time...
Keep writing.  Keep learning.

19 comments:

jilljohse said...

Deana, I'd be happy to help! Let me know exactly what you need me to do.
I've been writing for a while and now that my kids have graduated and moved on, I have LOTS of time to write. Been looking at contests and such to get "in the system" and get my feet wet. I would love to have this experience.
Jill (JJ) Johse

Robin Weeks said...

Can I take a "we'll see" on judging? It sort of depends on how I'm feeling about my query timeline. I'd love to help judge but 1) I might not have time and 2) I might want to join.

If, however, I'm done with editing by then and sending out my first queries (as I hope to be), I'll be available. In theory. :)

Alleged Author said...

I wish I could but I know I'll want to join in the fun. 5 days...SQUEE!

Michelle Fayard said...

Oh, Deana, normally this is the type of opportunity I'd jump at, but with Kathleen on my short list of agents for my historical YA, The Underground Gift, I'll regretfully have to pass.

Michelle

terri.forehand said...

I have helped with Mom Choice Awards and other contests so I could help if you are still in need.

Terri
http://terri-forehand.blogspot.com

Blog editor at Stories for Children's blog at http://familiesmatter2us.blogspot.com

Bev. Cooke said...

I can do it if you like - I've judged writing contests before, for the Victoria School of Writing and the local writing association, so let me know if you want another one.

Email is bevcooke at shaw dot ca.

Emily Rittel-King said...

So excited! Let me know what else I can do. : )

Jennifer Hillier said...

I'd volunteer in a heartbeat if the next 2 weeks weren't going to be so crazy! But good luck! I know you'll get your volunteers and this contest is going to be awesome. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

I'll help any way I can. I leave town for 2 weeks beginning August 18th but if it's before that, I'm game. Hopefully, I'm qualified. Email me at acadia1997@msn.com. Good luck. I hope you get what you need.

J.C. Martin said...

Count me in! I don't write MG/YA anyway (yet)!

Email me at jc (at) jc-martin (dot) com

parenting ad absurdum said...

Deana - I'd be happy to help - I don't know how useful I'd be, but feel free to contact me anytime! (parentingadabsurdum@gmail.com).

Chris said...

I'd love to help.

I see the turnaround time is pretty short - just one day from final submission to decision day, but I think if you have a band of people to help, you'd be golden.

Email me:
chrishingley17 at gmail dot com

*My word verification is hyper. Is Bloggger spying on me, again?

Jenn B. said...

Deana,

I would love to help you out! Send me an email with the details!

jennhas[at]gmail[dot]com

Hope to hear from you soon.

alexia said...

Looks like you've already got a lot of volunteers, but I can help, too! My finished book is New Adult, so I won't be participating.

Also, since you mentioned you were interested, my urban fantasy newsletter is coming out tomorrow! I'm having a celebratory book giveaway on my blog.

Karen Peterson said...

Looks like you have all the help you need, probably. But if not, let me know. I'd be delighted.

Deana said...

Thanks so much for all the offers! I am overwhelmed at the lovlies out there willing to help and old girl out:) I have got all the help I need so if I haven't contacted you I'm sorry, but my judge limit is filled. I will look you up if ever in need again though:)

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