Friday, May 1, 2015

Free Pass into Query Kombat 2015

And it's over! After nearly 1700 entries. One is chosen--(randomly by rafflecopter). 

The winner of the free pass into the first round of Query Kombat is Leslie Miller! Congrats! You are the very first Kombatant of 2015! 

Talk to me about how to claim your prize.


It's back! A chance to bypass the slush and go straight into the contest where you will receive judge feedback and a chance of making the agent round.


With 64 Kombatants, we get to make 21 picks each! (Mike as creator of the contest gets 22.) My generous spirit want to make it easy for our contestants. What better way than to spare someone from the slush pile?

This may be the only Free Pass this year. I don't believe Mike or SC are doing one. My Free Pass contest will be open until May 15th, when I'll draw one lucky winner. That will be a random draw.


Now what to do? What to do?



My favorite part of Query Kombat is the nicknames for each entry. How fun to create and even more fun to read them. But....


I don't necessarily want to know the nickname you're using for this year's contest. No. I want to mix this up more.  The new Avenger's movie starts this weekend and I have superhero's on the brain. So...



Smilies Smileys > Characters : Superman Animated Gif

I want to know a SUPERHERO nickname for your manuscript. I don't mean you name it Batman or Ultron. But something more creative. For instance, my YA fantasy features a main character who was magicked from a rabbit. It's set in a time where the sun has gone haywire with radiation. I might pick a nickname of Bunny Girl versus The Mad, Mad Sun or some such nonsense. 


Make it fun. Make it inventive. Even though the rafflecopter will pick the winner. 


Smilies Smileys > Characters : Batman

Use of this nickname does not mean you're tied to it for Query Kombat. This is just for fun and you can use this or pick something else on May 22nd. 

Besides the nickname, there are also other chances for more entries if you want to add my social media contacts.

Make sure you use the Rafflecopter and don't just leave a comment. The Rafflecopter is choosing the winner, so you must get your name in it. 

To learn more about Query Kombat go here. There will be a twitter party starting just before the submission date of May 22nd. Watch for more details.

Good luck with the free pass! Let the superhero crazy loose!


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87 comments:

  1. I'm so excited!! This will be my first time entering!!

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  2. Aura girl versus the Plague

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  3. The Greatest Sword-Wielding Hero Ever and His Self-Proclaimed Wimp brother vs. All the Cliche Evilness Everywhere

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  4. The White Peony Phoenix protects Lan Chou.

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  5. WonderWater vs. the rainforest fire shooters.

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  6. Captain v General

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  7. It includes a girl who possesses the powers of Osiris, so how about Osiria as her super hero name? The villain's name is Khamet and I think that fits just fine. Osiria vs. The Evil Khamet.

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  8. the Geek Squad vs. the Hope Diamond

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  9. Soul Shifter vs. Identity Crisis

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  10. The Lost Girl in the Traveling Machine

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  11. The Quirky Adventurer vs. the Vengeful Siren

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  12. Benny and the Treehugger meet their match

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  13. The Amazingly Misunderstood Mia and her Wheelchair of Power

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  14. The actual serious title of my book is Space Academy Rejects, which sounds like a super great superhero team name to me, but for the sake of this contest we'll call it The Space Academy Rejects vs. Not Screwing Everything Up!

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  15. The Imagination Trio and the Faceless Gentlemen: Crisis on Two Worlds!
    Impulse-Control Girl teams up with super-twins Sparrow and Starling to bring down The Abscess.
    -Brent Williamson

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  17. Never Left Home and the Hoodoo Herb Girl vs. Yesterday's Meatloaf

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  18. Johnny Cool and the Fire Chick

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  19. Captain Idealistic vs. Reality Bites

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  20. The Outsider: Awakening the Girl of Storms

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  21. The Outsider: Awakening the Girl of Storms

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  22. Burnt and bitter vs. Noodle Kugel

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  23. Pauper Maths Lady versus The Ultimate Time-Warp

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  24. I haven't entirely decided which MS to enter. I have one that I've put in prior contests without winning and one that I haven't done anything with. I feel like I'm already having an internal Godzilla versus Mothra moment with my manuscripts. I think it's kind of like Emotional Demons versus Real Life Demons.

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  25. Queen of Solitude vs. Reality

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  26. Death Valley Girl and the Atomic Garden

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  27. Trilingual Revenge Girl vs. The Smooth Pimp from Hell

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  28. Mouse Killer Extraordinaire vs. The Man

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  29. Super snake headed woman vs the perpetually immature Immortals

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  30. Bird Man meets Cat Woman (seriously)

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  31. Illusion Girl From the Nether Realm and The Revenge of the Guilty Ghoul

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  32. The Green-Slapped Avenger meets the Dogs of War

    (Sorry if this is a repost)

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  33. Sherlock America and her sidekick defeat the wiry writer

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  34. Goose Girl - She has the power of inebriation.

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  35. The Wonderette Versus the Real World.

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  36. Boy Wonder versus the Sweet Peas of Doom

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  37. Miss Mischief meets her match with the Green Dragonfly comes to town!

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  38. Pretty Boy Psych Bushwhacked by Last Frontier Fury...I stink at this..

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  39. Mine is: Goat Whisperer versus Immortal Phantasm!

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  40. Sarcasm Girl vs. the Seriously Sober Suits of Severity

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  41. Daughter Nature and the Rise of the Mutant Misfits

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  42. Infinity man, Good Boy and the Evil Empire!

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  43. Krabby Kaelyn vs the charming demon lord, the charming pirate, and the not so charming baroness. (Wouldn't you be krabby too?)

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  44. So many great nicknames! Keep them coming.

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  45. Duppy Stillborn versus the BFF (Beast of Frit & Flame)

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  46. Comet Kid vs the Fire-belching Blatherskite

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  47. Paper Girl versus Evil Tuesday and The Ocean of Tears

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  48. Beauty vs the Body Beating Magic Monster

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  49. Psychedelic Empath Girl and Wonder Man from Down Under versus the "Bad-Ass"ets from the Land of the Setting Sun in the Land of the Golden Gate

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  50. Balloon Boy vs. the evil Pointy Heads

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  51. Daredevil Bike Girl vs. The Deadly Diva

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  52. Mindwalker vs the Undoer

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  53. Pistachio Girl vs. Walnut Man

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  54. Starry-eyed twins, the hotshot, and the madman.

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  55. Fantastic Cinnamon Scented Sleepy Cat to the Rescue!

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  56. Whisper Woman and the Malicious Mists

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  57. Ninja Boy defeats the Fear Family

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  58. Bonded minds of a Mega Android & Girl Jockey Pilot v. Nyterri: the destroyers of earth

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  59. Bwahahaha Love these superhero names so much. I'm going with Faery Whisperer vs The Prince

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  60. The Crystal Queen and The Double-Edged Knight

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  61. Klutzy von Slums and the Quest for Crumbs

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  62. The Disintegrating-Ten against The Machine.

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  63. Hawkeye Gets Bitten by Black Widow

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  64. Windy Wendy vs. The Evil Camp Director

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  65. SGT Ladies Man vs the Jealous Bomber.
    This is freakin' awesome! Thanks.

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  66. Chimera Dream vs Bunker Babe
    So excited for this!

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  67. Super Green Shirt Boy vs The Mom
    Here's Hoping Raffle Copter's in my favor! :)

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  68. Finley the Fearsome Flu Fighter banished the Bugs!

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