Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Query Kombat Round 1 Wrap-Up

Well, Round 1 of this zany tournament officially ended Monday night. We promised blood, and blood there was. Also tears, nail-biting, and some hair-pulling. Congratulations to all of you who fought hard and came out victorious!

Please have your revised entries to us by Wednesday, June 6th at 8am EST. Use the same format as when you initially entered, and send to the contest email: QueryKombat (at) gmail (dot) com.

A full 32 entries out of the 64 lost in a valiant fight that is Query Kombat Round 1. For those 32: Good job. You beat out 350+ other entries to make the first round, and you gave the judges a hell of a job to do. Hopefully you got some amazing feedback as well!


Below is the list of those who will go on to the next round:

Raspberry Moon

Fake Invisibility T-Shirt

Planet Panic

Shiver Me Timbers

You Octopi My Heart

Got Me a Daddy Map

A Boy Named Pez

Love in the Time of Proscuitto

This Wasn't in the Job Contract

Carrion My Wayward Son


Canary Girl

Sister Witches Who Kick Butt

I Found a Magic Stone in Paris

My Babysitter is a Skeleton

Cowboys vs Zombie Pirates

GG: Found Family

I Wish I Was White


Swimming with the Amoebas

Peace Pays What War Wins

God's Dead, Now What?

No Heroes Here

Capes and Clorox

Hungry Ocean Gods

I'll Stand Bayou

Don't Mess with an Assassin Mom

Tequila Mockingbird

Punk Rock Waitress Rules

Why Are You So Obsessed with Me?

Lady CEOs Are Sexy Too

Unnaturally Dyed Boutonniere

CONGRATS!!! Of course, we still have....

The Host Saves

These are SIX entries that we hosts picked from our teams to move on to the agent round, but not on to Round 2. Check out Michelle's and Michael's picks as well. The Host Saves can submit a revised entry and will go to the agent round, but not to the second kombat round.

Choosing which 2 entries I got to save was AGONIZING. I mean, I loved all 21 of you enough to choose you for Round 1; only choosing 2 of you of the 10 that got knocked out felt impossible. Please, those who weren't saved: revise your queries and first pages from the feedback you got, and get out there and get yo'self an agent. I will cheer you on the whole way.

The two entries I saved to go to the agent round are:

Found Wanting

Short Girls Pack More Sass

Come back on Thursday for the agent showcase!

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