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Old 02-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #926
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I don't see the pitch. Can we see that somewhere?
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:26 PM   #927
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I don't see the pitch. Can we see that somewhere?
I don't think they post anything until it gets past the next round, but I might be wrong about that. I can post it here, if that's okay?
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I don't know if this is really that brag worthy. But I decided to throw my revised-to-death ultra shiny MS into the amazon breakthrough novel contest, and I made it past the first round. Which only means someone liked my pitch. But still. At least someone liked my pitch!
Congratulations! That contest is. Big deal.
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Thanks everyone for the congrats! I realized I'd posted something very close to the pitch I used back in query hell a while ago. It turns out the query letter was polished long before the manuscript was. A few words might have changed, but otherwise, the query/pitch is pretty much the same as what I link to below. I took a loooong time off from revising the manuscript. I told myself I didn't care and had forgotten all about the contest until yesterday when I remembered the first round results were being announced. Here's to hoping the reviewer who sees my first 5000 words in the next round wants to see more...

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:29 PM   #931
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Oo, nice, tarak! And I love the name. Excellent and I hope you go the whole way!
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:29 PM   #932
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I don't know if this is really that brag worthy. But I decided to throw my revised-to-death ultra shiny MS into the amazon breakthrough novel contest, and I made it past the first round. Which only means someone liked my pitch. But still. At least someone liked my pitch!

Congratulations, tarak.

Checked out your link and I love your pitch. Fingers crossed for the next stage.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #933
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:04 AM   #934
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Nice, tarak! Love that you use FUBAR in there.

Good luck! With that QL, they'd be crazy to pass on it.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #935
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Thanks everyone for the congrats! I realized I'd posted something very close to the pitch I used back in query hell a while ago. It turns out the query letter was polished long before the manuscript was. A few words might have changed, but otherwise, the query/pitch is pretty much the same as what I link to below. I took a loooong time off from revising the manuscript. I told myself I didn't care and had forgotten all about the contest until yesterday when I remembered the first round results were being announced. Here's to hoping the reviewer who sees my first 5000 words in the next round wants to see more...

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This is really cool, tarak!
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:15 PM   #936
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Thanks everyone for the congrats!
This is fabulous! Congratulations!

And I do love that title.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:55 AM   #939
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Excellent query, I think. We use it as it's own word in our house, FUBARed, FUBARing, FUBARist (FU-BAR'-ist) being those who FUBAR.
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