Nov 8, 2010

Contest- Win a Query Critique

Attention Slushpile followers:

Would you like your query critiqued by a professional editor?

Lynnette Labelle is offering to do just that.  Check out this post on her blog for details.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 12.

For more information on Lynette's editing services, check out her website.

Thank you, Nathan Bransford

For those of you trapped under rocks* or otherwise cut off from the world's most pressing news, Nathan Bransford announced last week that he will be leaving the world of agenting to take a position in social media for CNET.

I launched this blog on March 6, 2009.  According to Google Analytics there were 30 visits that day.  I was elated on Thursday the 12th when the site had 56 visitors.  And the next day, Nathan Bransford mentioned the Public Query Slushpile on his blog.  The site had 473 visits that day!  That invaluable boost gave the Slushpile the momentum it needed, giving us all queries to read and attracting many talented people to share their feedback through the comments.

Nathan has been kind to many of us, offering encouragement, advice, and general sanity through his blog.  I've even emailed him several one-off questions, and he answered every one (usually the same day I emailed him). 

I would almost expect Nathan to save the world, if he wasn't busy breaking the universe with a cosmic space ka-pow.

Good luck Nathan.  Thanks for all your support!

*Anyone seen 127 Hours?  I bet even that guy knows.