Fresh from my inbox, with permission from the author, Steve Cordero:
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
Huge Congrats, Steve! What an amazing journey. You've definitely put in the hard work and it's finally paid off. Best of luck!ReplyDelete
That's awesome! Congratulations, Steve!ReplyDelete
Yay! I always love a happy success story! One of these days maybe I'll enter one of your contests! Congrats to Steve! christyReplyDelete
Yay Steve! That's great news.ReplyDelete
Thanks, everyone, and thanks, Authoress!!!ReplyDelete
So cool! Love these stories!ReplyDelete
Congratulations and I hope to see your stories in print soon. I think I'm going to adopt the same motto “survive and advance.”ReplyDelete
Well done Steve! I love stories like this :)ReplyDelete
Big, big congrats, Steve! Good luck on sub!ReplyDelete
Congrats, Steve! Off to go check out your blog. :)ReplyDelete
That is just all kinds of awesome. Congrats Steve!ReplyDelete
I love success stories! Congratulations, Steve!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wonderful news! Congrats! :o)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete