Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Time For Another MSFV SUCCESS STORY!!

Fresh from my inbox, with permission from the author, Steve Cordero:

Dear Authoress:


I'm a long time reader of your blog and I finally built up the courage to enter one of your contests, the May 2011 Secret Agent contest to be precise. I was entry No. 17 (DRACAURUM). While I didn't win, the comments were very helpful and the SA (Chris Richman) was quite complimentary of my entry, which gave me a much needed boost of confidence.


Thereafter, I started querying that MS and ended up signing with John Rudolph of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management last week.


So thank you for your blog and running such a contest. I'm so glad I entered.


Let's all say it together:  CONGRATULATIONS, STEVE!

Want to read more? Like how Steve queried for 8 years on 7 manuscripts before landing an agent?? Go here now!

Steve's interview on Query Tracker is HERE.

Yeah, so I had been doing this for 8 years, but a month and a week after your contest I get an agent. Crazy world. -- Steve Cordero

15 comments:

  1. Huge Congrats, Steve! What an amazing journey. You've definitely put in the hard work and it's finally paid off. Best of luck!

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  2. That's awesome! Congratulations, Steve!

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  3. Yay! I always love a happy success story! One of these days maybe I'll enter one of your contests! Congrats to Steve! christy

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  4. Yay Steve! That's great news.

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  5. Thanks, everyone, and thanks, Authoress!!!

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  6. Congratulations and I hope to see your stories in print soon. I think I'm going to adopt the same motto “survive and advance.”

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  7. Well done Steve! I love stories like this :)

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  8. Big, big congrats, Steve! Good luck on sub!

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  9. Congrats, Steve! Off to go check out your blog. :)

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  10. That is just all kinds of awesome. Congrats Steve!

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  11. I love success stories! Congratulations, Steve!

    Amy

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  12. Congratulations Steve! That's great news, and a good message to people that just because you don't win, doesn't mean you aren't getting a lot out of these contests.

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  13. Congrats to you Steve and to your agent. And thanks for sharing. Thanks Authoress for all that you do that made this happen. This type of story keeps me going.

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