Thursday, November 11, 2010

ANNOUNCING: The Baker's Dozen Agent Auction CAST OF CHARACTERS!

I promised I'd let you know. So without further ado, here's the line-up for our Baker's Dozen Agent Auction:


Holly Bodger, represented by Joanna Volpe of Nancy Coffee Literary
Jodi Meadows, represented by Lauren MacLeod of Strothman Agency
Beth Revis, represented by Merrilee Heifetz of Writer's House


Our three illustrious authors will provide critiques on the entries. Each entrant in the auction will receive at least one author critique. They're all fabulous, so it hardly matters which!


Stacy Whitman of Tu Books


Ms. Whitman will provide--wait for it!--a critique for each entry in the auction. She's an amazing editor, so this is an automatic "win" for each of our participants.


Ammi-Joan Paquette
Danielle Chiotti
Josh Getzler
Kate McKean
Kathleen Ortiz
Laura Bradford
Lauren MacLeod
Melissa Jeglinski
Michelle Wolfson
Sarah LaPolla
Suzie Townsend
Tina Wexler
Weronika Janczuk


The agents will bid on entries that catch their eye. Bidding will be open for 24 hours from the start of the auction. Requests for material will go to the highest bidder.



I think that's everything! You'll find all the info you need in the above posts. However, if you still have a question, post it below.



Amanda said...

I have to say, this is an amazing contest! HOW FUN! Good luck to all of the entrants :)

cdowdy said...

What a group! The Authoress is a hard working woman.

Courtney said...

So excited!!!!!!!!

Mystery Robin said...

Wow - so, so fabulous!

Theresa Milstein said...

I am beyond excited.

Danielle La Paglia said...

It's too awesome that you're doing this. Thank you! Can't wait for the fun to begin. :)

Susan S said...

A fantastic idea and a spectacular list. Authoress, you've outdone yourself. Advance thanks to all the participating authors, editor, and agents for all the time and hard work they're volunteering, and advance congratulations to the lucky winners (agents and authors alike!).

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Yeah! Can't wait, and can't say enough how excited I am for this! Thanks Authoress.

gideon 86 said...


Thanks again for the informing all of us about this amazing contest.

Good luck to all!


Anonymous said...

This is an amazing opportunity, Authoress, and thank you!

Here's my question: what if you currently have material out with one or more of these agents? Am I disqualified? :(

Bethany said...

So, so, so, excited!! What an excellent and big name cast!! I feel like I'm reading credits for a literary musical on Broadway.

Oh, Authoress - you're super amazing!! Thank you for everything you're doing. I can't wait to submit.

Brynna G said...

Oh exciting. This looks so awesome. Can't wait.

Sharla said...

Have the date and time in my phone, ready to tell me to submit! This time I know how to please that nasty computer bot... :)

McGurkus said...

Great idea! Have you thought about one for nonfiction?

Authoress said...

Anon -- That's your call. Whatever you're most comfortable with!

McGurkus -- Thanks! And no, I haven't. The blog's focus is fiction, so that's what I'm sticking with. :)

lvae said...

This is all so fabulous. Good luck to everyone who enters this! :)

I've had trouble even getting into the logline crit sessions - so I'm going to attempt submitting both rounds (even if it means getting up at three in the morning!)

Jemi Fraser said...

So very, very cool!! Amazing people on these lists!

justwritecat said...

I'm putting together a list of info on all the agents lists for the auction - blog url, online interviews, etc. If anyone would find the list helpful, I can upload it to my blog.

Authoress said...

justwritecat: AWESOME! Send me the link (facelesswords(at)gmail) and I'll post it for all to see.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, what a line up. And just to get a crit from one of the fab authors and Stacy is definitely worth it. :D

Stephanie Thornton said...

Wow, Authoress- I think you're going to be stocked up on good karma points after this. Thank you to you and to the authors, editor, and agents!

Huntress said...

As I see it, there is the potential of opportunity or of great humiliation in this contest.

This is kind of like being the last one picked for the team in gym class.

R. Anderson said...

I absolutely love what you do here!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha to Huntress's comment! I had the same thought. But a great contest, nonetheless. Question - do you and Jodi recognize New Adult as a legitimate subgenre of YA? (Or would it be a subgenre of Adult....or just not included in this contest?) Thank you!

Theresa Pocock said...

thanks so much, this rocks! So can we submit something for the adult day AND something different for the YA day? I have two ready manuscripts?

Authoress said...

Anon -- If it's not on the list, it's not included in the contest, regardless of whether or not Jodi and I think it's legit. ;) To my knowledge, there are no agents currently accepting New Adult. That will change eventually.

Theresa -- One submission per person. Better choose! ;)