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The following winners for the running of "Hook Us!" were chosen from the 17 entries that advanced to Round Two. Congratulations to the following three winners:
Winner of the $750 credit from InstantPublisher.Com plus $250 cash** is:
"The Cowboy's Dragon (Problem)" by MrBugSir
Second Place - "Haven Query Letter" by cherry
Third Place - "Query Letter" by Andrea Cefalo
Thanks to everyone who entered and especially to the judges for their time and consideration of each entry!
This Contest is Now Closed
Have you written a book you want published? If so, this is the contest for you! Simply write your query letter following the instructions below and enter today!
Your query letter must:
Begin with a paragraph that "hooks" the reader into wanting to know more about the book. This paragraph should be copied into the text area below for inclusion in Round One.
Continue with a mini-synopsis of the book. This should be no more than three paragraphs.
Close with a concluding paragraph, which could contain marketing information for your book, your biography, or simply a "thanks for considering my book".
Be placed in your Writing.Com portfolio: The item ID must be included when submitting the entry form below.
Be rated 18+ or below: Any entry that falls above this rating will be disqualified.
Be Submitted One Time Only: You may only enter this contest one time per round, so make it a good one!
Be Edited Only Until the Deadline: Entries edited after the submission deadline may be disqualified from winning without notice.
And your book should be under way: As we are looking for projects close to completion, the InstantPublisher.Com credit may expire 6 months after the contest results are announced.
The submission deadline is: 11:59 pm EST, March 31, 2013
A list of round one finalists will be posted on or around: April 15, 2013
Winners will be posted on or around: May 15, 2013
This contest will be judged using two rounds:
Round 1: The judges will review the "hooks" from each entry and decide which should advance to the next round. Only entries advancing to Round 2 will receive feedback from the judges on their query letter.
Round 2: Each judge will submit a score for qualifying entries in Round 2. Those scores will be totaled and the winner chosen from the combined scores from the judges.
Have questions? "Hook Us - Frequently Asked Questions"
The prizes are:
$750.00 credit with Instantpublisher.com plus $250 cash**!
$50.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and a Merit Badge
$25.00 in Writing.Com Gift Points and a Merit Badge
Important rules and terms:
Anyone may enter. No paid membership or purchase necessary.
Entrants under the age of 18 must have consent of a legal guardian to enter.
Winners under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian claim their prize for them.
Winners are solely responsible for any taxes and/or fees that may be incurred.
The InstantPublisher.Com credit may expire in 6 months. Winners demonstrating forward progress towards the publication of their project may receive up to 2 three month extensions.
Additional personal information may be required from winners in order for Writing.Com to provide prizes.
Additional rules and terms may be added by staff as needed without additional notice or notification to entrants.
The decision of Writing.Com's judges and/or staff is final.
This Contest Sponsored By:
The Hook Us 2012 Winner:
John A. Ashley , last year's contest winner, published his first novel and is working on a sequel! In September 2012, an article about John was published in the Times Record. Visit the John's website at http://www.ScrollsofXavier.com/ and like his facebook page to get updates on his writing: http://www.facebook.com/TheScrollsOfXavier
Support this author: Buy The Scrolls of Xavier (Xavier Series) @ Amazon.Com!
We are pleased to have the following Moderators judging: iKïyå§ama , Storm Machine , and Northernwrites
In the event a judge can not complete the judging, their scores will not be used, and at our discretion, a judging substitution may be used. In the event of a tie, staff will render the tie-breaking decision.
Questions regarding the contest should be emailed to: Diane
** Cash payouts will be made via PayPal; winner must have or open a PayPal account to receive the prize money. As an alternative to a PayPal pay out, winners may opt to have their winnings paid via Writing.Com Gift Points.