Sep 9, 2009

A Writer Gets "The Call"

This just came in through the submissions post, I thought I would share it. Click here to read the query that was posted for Underground (although it isn't the final version that yielded The Call), and I extend the thanks to everyone who offers their feedback on any query on this site:

I posted my query months ago, just after you set up the blog. I never reposted but I did revise the query and first five pages (about a hundred times :) based on some of the suggestions you and others gave me. I just wanted to say thank you for keeping up this blog. I am sure it is a lot of work for you, but it is a great service for writers.

I got "The Call" last week and I'm sure it never would have happened without the help of other writers who gave their time to help my manuscript and query be the best it could be. Hopefully I can repay some of the kindness.

So thanks.


Bane of Anubis said...

Congrats! - I loved digging holes as a kid -- not to make tunnels, but to make traps (put some stakes in 'em and cover 'em up with leaves -- never got to the stakes and covering parts, but a boy can dream :)

Gina said...

Yes, congrats! Love the premise, and Ally´s voice sounds just wonderful.
And thanks indeed to Rick.

L. T. Host said...



Gina Logue said...


What a great news! Thanks for sharing the news, Rick.


Lady Glamis said...

That is so wonderful! So glad to hear. :)

MonikaS said...

Congrats!!!! Would love to see the winning query if possible.

Much thanks.

Natalie said...

I agree, congrats and lets see the winning query! Maybe you should be giving us some pointers!

Julie said...

Congrats! This is so exciting and encouraging for everyone!