And here are this month's winners, straight from the agent's mouth:
Thank you so much for having me. This really was an excellent batch of pages; I was deeply impressed. I tried to be blunt in my responses in hopes that it would be helpful, but truly, I don't think I came across a single one I would have called bad. It's so much a matter of personal preference, but I thank everyone for giving me the opportunity to consider their work.
10, I'm Game
19, Saving Andromeda
22, Defying Instinct
28, Iron and Rust
33, Gladys Gatsby Takes the Cake
THE PRIZE: I’d like to see a query, synopsis, and the first 25 pages from each.
8, Electrona, Huntress of the Dark
12, Wicked Spirits
THE PRIZE: I’d like to see a query, synopsis, and the first 50 pages from each.
9, Lament the Blade
50, Girl Under Glass
THE PRIZE: I’d like to see a query, synopsis, and the full manuscript from each.
Congratulations, everyone! Winners, please email me at facelesswords(at)gmail.com for specific submission instructions.
And that wraps up our final Secret Agent Contest of 2011. Next up: Baker's Dozen! Wooo!