Thursday, June 7, 2018

Query Kombat Agent Round 2018

Here we go! The agent round! Before you dive in, please - agents and entrants - read this post!

Agents, please be advised that due to an unforeseen medical emergency, all the entries in this special showcase are on Mike and Kara's blogs ONLY. The other half of the entries can be found on Mike's blog by clicking here.

Entries are in this order: Adult, YA, Middle Grade, for your convenience in reading the categories that you represent.

Adult Entries:

Punk Rock Waitress Rules, Women's Fiction
Unnaturally Dyed Boutonniere, Adult Historical
No Heroes Here, Adult Fantasy
Found Wanting, Adult Thriller
Tequila Mockingbird, Adult Mystery

YA Entries:
#SexEd, YA Contemporary
GG: Found Family, YA Contemporary
Peace Pays What War Wins, YA Historical
#HackTheVoid, YA Sci-Fi

MG Entries:
I Can Keep a Secret, MG Mystery 
Got Me A Daddy Map, MG Contemporary
Shiver Me Timbers, MG Fantasy

Agents will request by saying, “I want to see more of this!” and leaving their submission instructions.  As you remember, agent requests will stay hidden until an entry is knocked out of the tournament.

Kombatants, don’t forget to put QUERY KOMBAT Request in your subject line when sending material!

The number of pages you’ll send depends on how far you go in Query Kombat! It's because we're super evil. Here's how the system works:

Host Saves or Round 2 knockout = 30 page request
Round 3 knockout = 50 page request
Round 4 knockout = 100 page request
Round 5 knockout = 150 page request
Round 6 knockout = 200 page request
GRAND CHAMPION = Full request

For instance, getting knocked out in the third round means an entrant will send 50 pages to any agent who requested their work. The grand champion winner from the final round will see their requests bumped up to a full. Host Saves will be allowed to see their requests immediately as they are not continuing to the 2nd round.

If an agent sees an entry where the minimum of 30 pages isn’t enough, they can play a wild card and name their amount of pages and get their request immediately! If they fall in love and absolutely want a full, the wild card will let them do that. Each agent gets two wild cards.

However, only two wild cards can stand per entry. That means only the first two wild cards count. After that, agents will have to wait until the entry is knocked out.

So that’s it! Commenting on entries is only allowed for agents. Kombatants can mix and mingle on Twitter but can’t comment, with the exception of this post where they can leave questions.

Best of luck and May the Requests Be With You! BATTLE ON!

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