Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sun versus Snow Agent Round 2018

WELCOME to the fifth Sun versus Snow agent round! Yep, Amy and I have been holding this contest for five years now. Allow me to think about how far we've come and how many success stories have come out of these contests. Maybe people have gone from writers to published authors in those five years, including myself and Amy.

Much has changed. But much stays the same. 

Today, when we're expecting a foot of snow, can you say omen!, is the day our amazing agents can begin reading the entries and making requests. Not only will they see the 16 amazing entries here, but they can also make requests for Team Sun over at Amy Trueblood's blog!

As the agents move through the entries, please remember that contests are subjective. Our agents have a definitive idea of what they would like for their list. If they do not request, it DOES NOT mean the entry was not worthy. No matter what happens, you’ve got to keep querying and NEVER GIVE UP!
  
Before Team Snow freezes out Team Sun, here are some guidelines to remember:
  
There is no commenting in this round except for agents. Sorry, but no cheerleading as this may lead to an unconscious bias.
  
We are happy to see and retweet your thoughts and cheers over on Twitter under the #sunvssnow tag! That’s the place to hang out and have fun! I hope to see my Team Snow members present with their snow hats and mittens! We have a blizzard of amazing entries that are going to completely obscure Team Sun!


  
Watch both my and Amy’s Twitter feed as we will be tweeting when an agent makes an appearance!
  
Agents will consider entries at both the blogs regardless of whether they are Sun or Snow fans. Amy and I are hoping the agents go crazy with the requests! There is amazing talent on both our teams!
  
Good luck to all! And get out your snowballs and thermals because Team Snow is taking no prisoners!

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Team Snow 1: DEAD AND BURIED, Adult Historical Mystery Ownvoices

Title: DEAD AND BURIED
Genre: Adult Historical Mystery Ownvoices
Word Count: 90,000

Team Snow 2: DETENTION, Women's Fiction

Title: DETENTION
Genre: Adult Women's Fiction
Word Count: 96,000

Team Snow 3: VIRIDESCENCE, Adult Science Fiction

Title: VIRIDESCENCE
Genre: Adult Science Fiction
Word Count: 87,000

Team Snow 4: STONE MAN, Adult Tragicomedy/Contemporary

Title: STONE MAN
Genre: Adult Tragicomedy/Contemporary
Word Count: 60,000

Team Snow 5: HAZELWOOD, Upper MG Fantasy

Title: HAZELWOOD
Genre: upper MG Fantasy
Word Count: 75,000

Team Snow 6: THE ARTIST'S QUEST, MG Science Fiction Adventure

Title: THE ARTIST’S QUEST
Genre: MG science-fiction adventure
Word Count: 53,000

Team Snow 7: THE FASHION MAGES, MG Fantasy

Title: The Fashion Mages
Genre: Fantasy, Middle Grade
Word count: 50,000

Team Snow 8: FERAL PRIME, YA Science Fiction OV

Title: FERAL PRIME
Genre: YA Science Fiction Ownvoices
Word Count: 87,000

Team Snow 9: THE LATE PRINCESS GWENDOLYN, YA Fantasy

Title: THE LATE PRINCESS GWENDOLYN
Genre: YA Fantasy
Word Count: 75,000

Team Snow 10: THE HANDBOOK FOR FAIRY GODMOTHERS, YA Contemporary w/ fantasy elements

Title: THE HANDBOOK FOR FAIRY GODMOTHERS
Genre: YA contemporary with light fantasy elements
Word Count: 60,000

Team Snow 11: ONE KIND OF FOLKS, YA Contemporary Ownvoices

Title: ONE KIND OF FOLKS
Genre: YA Contemporary Ownvoices 
Word Count: 65,000 


Team Snow 12: GLIMPSES OF ME, YA Dark Contemporary Ownvoices

TITLE: GLIMPSES OF ME
GENRE: Dark YA Contemporary Ownvoices
WORD COUNT: 70,000

Team Snow 13: STEPSISTERS, YA Mystery

Title: STEPSISTERS
Genre: YA Mystery
Word Count: 72,000

Team Snow 14: THROWAWAY GIRL, YA Thriller

Title: THROWAWAY GIRL
Genre: YA THRILLER
Word Count: 79,000 

Team Snow 15: THE LAST MESMERIST, YA Gaslamp + LGBTQ elements

Title: THE LAST MESMERIST
Genre: YA Gaslamp Fantasy + LGBTQ elements
Word Count: 84,000

Team Snow 16: THE COSPLAYER, YA Contemporary Ownvoices

Title: THE COSPLAYER 
Genre: YA contemporary, own voices
Word Count: 54,000