- Polish query
- Polish first 150 words
- Sign up for the Gearing Up To Get An Agent blogfest
Then, once September hits, you'll be ready to:
- Answer questions and hop around the Meet-and-Greet (starting September 3)
- Email your polished query and first 150 words (starting September 7) to Deana Barnhart to include in her anonymous Pitch Polish
- Get critiques on your pitch (starting September 10)
- Enter the Agent Pitch Contest (email your pitch to Deana starting September 14)--1/5 of that contest will be featured on this-here blog, so you KNOW you wanna play (up to 200 can enter)
- Root for your favorites as four guest judges troll the entries to pick the 50 finalists (announced September 21)
- Watch with baited breath as the 11 agents judge the 50 finalists over at Deana's blog (starting September 24)
- Enter the Small Press Pitch Contest (starting September 28)
- Rinse and repeat for the Small Press editors
- Did I mention random door prizes every Friday?
- Learn the winners of the pitch contests on October 12
Are you signed up?