Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The 2013 Baker's Dozen Agent Auction WINNERS

Another exciting auction, folks!  I'm especially grateful to our illustrious agents, who kept things rolling while I had to be away from my desk for an hour during prime bidding time.  (Not only is Michelle Wolfson a fine agent, but also she's very bossy and knows how to set things straight.  She's a keeper!)

We've got 23 FULL REQUESTS!  And some disgruntled agents, too.  (Yanno.  The ones who lost the fulls they really wanted.)  And TONS of behind-the-scenes and in-the-comment-boxes fun.  (Some of these agents could easily moonshine as stand-up comics.  Seriously.  Scroll through if you haven't had the pleasure yet.)

ANYWAY -- Here's the final list:

 1. A TEMPORARY CONVENIENCE: Josh Getzler -- 20 pages
 2. THE NINE:  Josh Getzler -- 20 pages
 3.  FORM AND VOID: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- FULL
 4.  BREEDING GROUNDS -- Michelle Wolfson -- FULL
 5.  STARBREAK: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
 6.  DEMIGOD: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 100 pages
 7.  TALASSIO: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 50 pages
 9.  RETURN TO ME: Tamar Rydzinski -- 15 pages
10.  SECOND SUN: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
11.  THE LAST RESORT: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
12.  PENNY CANDLE:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
13.  CLOUDLAND, AND OTHER STORIES: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
14.  WITCH WAY DOWN:  Victoria Marini -- FULL
15.  A BREATH OF SILVER:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 50 pages
16.  TO THE SEA: Carlie Webber -- 30 pages
17.  PRIME:  Michelle Wolfson -- 12 pages
18.  WOE TO THE TYRO:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
19.  DAY OF THE NIGHTWRAITH: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 5 pages
20.  WHITE SKY: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
21.  THE BIG UGLY:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
22. THE OBITUIST -- Michelle Wolfson -- FULL
23.  MAN MAID -- Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- FULL
24.  SPIRIT WEAVER:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
25.  CROSS DRESSED TO KILL: Josh Getzler -- 20 pages
26.  WHERE DEVILS BREED -- Sarah Negovatich -- FULL
27.  RED DIRT, WHITE NOISE:  Joan Paquette -- 25 pages
28.  THIS IS NOT A LOVE STORY:  Carlie Webber -- 100 pages
29.  SLAM -- Michelle Wolfson -- FULL
30.  THIS ISN'T SHAKESPEARE:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
31.  STARTRIPPED:  Tamar Rydzinski -- FULL
32. BECOMING HERO -- Michelle Wolfson -- FULL
33. FORTUNATA -- Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- FULL
34.  THROUGH THE WALLED CITY:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
35.  JAWAHAR:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
36.  STREAMWALKERS:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
37.  WHERE THERE IS DARK:  Victoria Marini -- FULL
38.  LYNCHPIN:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
39.  MAGICK 7.0 -- Joan Paquette -- FULL
40.  THE CRIMSON CROWN -- Caryn Wiseman -- FULL
41.  LIMITLESS:  Tricia Lawrence -- FULL
42.  THE DRAGON'S PEARL:  Joan Paquette -- 10 pages
43.  CHICK MAGNET:  Michelle Wolfson -- 34 pages
44.  APPRENTICE:  Joan Paquette -- FULL
45.  SHADOWCATCHERS:  Danielle Chiotti  -- FULL
46.  THE FIDDLER KING:  Danielle Chiotti -- FULL
47.  SAVAGE JUNGLE:  Tricia Lawrence -- 5 pages
48.  BLANK CANVAS -- Michelle Wolfson -- FULL
49.  THUNDERSTRUCK:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
50.  ALL THAT REMAINS -- Victoria Marini -- FULL
51.  HEART OF SPARKS:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 50 pages
52.  ENERGY BENDER:  Sarah Negovatich -- 75 pages
53.  CLEMENTINE: Caryn Wiseman -- FULL
54.  SAY MY NAME: Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- FULL
56. THE MILLINER'S SON -- Josh Getzler -- FULL
57.  THE DYSLEXIC SPELL READER:  Michelle Wolfson -- 12 pages
58.  CROWDED:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages
59.  TREE ROPER:  Josh Getzler -- 20 pages
60.  THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY:  Pam van Hylckama Vlieg -- 10 pages

Winners:  Please email me at facelesswords(at) for specific submission instructions.  In order to streamline this process, PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:  Your post number, title, and the agent's name and request.  Your material will be granted to the winning agents on a ONE WEEK EXCLUSIVE.

Once the week has expired, other agents who placed bids--but didn't win--will have the opportunity to email me to request material from the auction.  SO SIT TIGHT.  I'll be contacting you if you've got more requests.

(And, yes.  There MIGHT be an agent or editor here and there who have been snooping around and drooling into my email box in addition to the winning bids.  I will be busy for a few days!)

CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE!  And to the agents--your participation is, as always, deeply appreciated.  May GOOD THINGS HAPPEN!


  1. I don't see the name Brooks anywhere...

  2. Me?? Bossy?? I have no idea what she's talking about. EVERYONE BETTER SAY A HUGE THANK YOU TO AUTHORESS AND JODI!!!!!!!!!
    Oh, maybe I am a little bossy.

  3. Am I reading this wrong, or do I see that EVERY entry got a bid/request? How cool! Unless, of course, I read this wrong. We're talking about numbers here, and for me. . . Well, not so much with the counting.


  4. I think agent Pam went through and bid on everyone who didn't have a bid, which is so ridiculously kind and awesome of her i can't even.

  5. Congratulations to all the authors in the contest, all of whom deserve a big "Way to go" for putting themselves and their work out there for all to see! And thank you to our wonderful agents for their interest and time. And funny comments.:)

    And, of course, a BIG thanks to Authoress and her cohorts in crime for yet another successful Baker's Dozen!

  6. BD entrants: you are all winners in my book. Thanks for having the courage to put your work out there for meanies like me to critique. I wish every one of you much good fortune and success.

    Thanks, Authoress and Jodi--and all the critiquing writers and editors--for all you do, and thanks, agents, for the spectacle. Pam has a heart of gold. Better luck next year to Brooks. Maybe he should train an accomplice to divert the others from piling on, and then he can ride on to glory.

    Till next year: keep on writing, everyone.

  7. Pam said...

    I don't see the name Brooks anywhere...

    LOL, awww! I'm going to have to root for his comeback story next year. Team Brooks!

    Thanks so much to all the agents for their time (and for making this so fun to watch) and congratulations to all the participants! Can't wait to see the success stories!

  8. And of course, a HUGE THANK YOU to Authoress and Jodi for their amazingness, as usual!!!!

  9. Once again, thank you so much, Authoress, for all your hard work in making this opportunity possible for everyone--and another great big thank you to Jodi and all the participating agents! :)

    I have a question: if you've just started querying, and a couple of the agents here are on your list but they didn't bid on your entry, should you still query them anyway, or would it be better to check them off the list?

    Also, I'm just curious--if an agent bid on an entry in a genre they don't represent, might they have done so with the idea of sharing it with a partner in their agency who does rep that genre? I suppose it's obvious that one reason I'm asking has to do with the aforementioned very generous agent who apparently bid on every entry to make sure no one was left out! :)))

  10. Congratulations to everyone. Great writing! Excellent comments! Wonderful agents!

  11. Thanks again for doing this to Authoress, the agents, and everyone who entered. I learned a lot and had a great time!

  12. A huge thank you to Authoress, Jodi Meadows, the great group of agents, and everyone who participated, including those who took the time to critique entries, even if they weren't one of the 60 entrants. This was great fun, so useful, and really inspiring.

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