Monday, May 08, 2006

Contest!

Here's how Evil Editor's first contest works. Beginning Thursday, the titles of actual books whose query letters were submitted to Evil Editor, along with a number of possible descriptions of those books (one of which will be the correct description, and the others of which were submitted earlier today by the evil minions) will be offered for your examination. Your goal: to choose the description that goes with the title. It's like the board game Balderdash, or the party game Dictionary, only with book titles. You do not have to have submitted a query letter or descriptions to participate.






18 comments:

Rei said...

Twenty five words for each? Bah, I can do twenty five words for all of them. :)

"While writing The Midnight Diaries, Little Girl Blue opens a Portal to Murder in order to Raise the Buried Dead, ultimately finding The Monster Within."

Anonymous said...

Should these sound like the back of a book, or be more of a thick-and-dry description?

-A

Evil Editor said...

Anything's fine. They won't all be used anyway.

Anonymous said...

Does this also mean the queries not included in the contest are out of the running for you to look at and help revise?

M

Evil Editor said...

No. Actually, they're the only ones in the running until the contest ends; otherwise I'd be giving away the answers.

Anonymous said...

Titles are something I've always struggled with--and it sounds like I'm not alone:-) Thanks for a fun contest, I can't wait to see the results!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how it works. Are you holding on to the entries and not showing them in the comments until the end?

Evil Editor said...

Of course.

Anonymous said...

Where exactly are we to post our entries? Right here, in this comment-thing?

Pepper Espinoza said...

Evil Editor,

I have a quick question. I submitted a query to be critiqued...and then realized I hated the query and rewrote it six times. I don't want to waste your time with a query that I've already discarded as inadequate. I'd like to send the new one if that's ok. If not, feel free to take "The Chase of the Silver Maiden" off your queue.

Evil Editor said...

Entries are posted in comments. Evil Editor rejects those comments that include entries, so they are not seen.

Consider your query unqueued, Ms Espinoza. Hmm. Amazingly, "unqueued" is what they want me to type for my word verification.

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Anonymous said...

When does the contest end? As soon as you list all the groups as closed?

Jess
(who must post anonymously since she has no blog. Aside: Can't you check IP's anyway for double-submitting?)

Evil Editor said...
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Anonymous said...

Did I miss my public flogging or is it just a brutal coincidence that rei sites The Monster Within?

Evil Editor said...

You missed the preparations for the contest, in which several of the minions will let you know what your novel should have been about. Stay tuned.

Nick said...

Could this contest also be construed as a "Titles That Need Work" lesson? Either way, it's still pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Sweet!