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by LaurenNTaylor
June 14th, 2013, 7:45 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY THE WOODLANDS YA Science Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: QUERY THE WOODLANDS YA Science Fiction

It's alright. I read a few advice sites on queries which said, more showing less telling but I may have gone overboard. Is this what a more traditional query 'should' look like. When the hand of the Superiors’ paused over sixteen-year-old Rosa’s head – It should have kept moving. Rosa has always bee...
by LaurenNTaylor
June 13th, 2013, 5:18 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: QUERY THE WOODLANDS YA Science Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

QUERY THE WOODLANDS YA Science Fiction

Dear…. For sixteen-year-old Rosa, escape is just the beginning. When Rosa regains consciousness, her first memory is standing in Construction Class, her mates slapping her back too hard and congratulating her on her work. She smiles recalling how funny she’d looked standing next to those burly boys,...
by LaurenNTaylor
February 20th, 2013, 6:01 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Penguin Australia Open Submissions!!
Replies: 0
Views: 1408

Penguin Australia Open Submissions!!

Hi,

Just thought I'd let you know that Penguin Publishing Young Adult Division has opened a open submission window from the 14th Feb til the 28th March. For more info, click here:

http://thewoodlandsseries.blogspot.com. ... shing.html

Good luck!
by LaurenNTaylor
February 18th, 2013, 10:26 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: What's wrong with it, please be critical
Replies: 7
Views: 3559

What's wrong with it, please be critical

Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen. In the Woodlands, where everyone must follow the rules or is punished harshly, Rosa’s mischief and individuality brands her a leper. No one wants to know her except Joseph, a laid back, ever-grinning opposite, who falls in love with her impulsivity and da...
by LaurenNTaylor
February 10th, 2013, 4:47 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA QUERY REVISED...
Replies: 1
Views: 2908

YA QUERY REVISED...

Dear.... Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen. In a world where everyone follows the rules or is punished harshly, Rosa is a beacon of mischief and individuality. In preserved Russia, the Woodlands rose from the ashes of a bitter race war that decimated the rest of the planet. Two hundred yea...
by LaurenNTaylor
February 8th, 2013, 6:57 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA QUERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: YA QUERY

How about this?? Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen. In a world where everyone follows the rules or is punished harshly, Rosa is a beacon of mischief and individuality. In preserved Russia, the Woodlands rose from the ashes of a bitter race war that decimated the rest of the planet. Two hun...
by LaurenNTaylor
February 8th, 2013, 6:27 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA QUERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: YA QUERY

Thanks. Guys I appreciate the critiques. I think I do get bogged down in the language and find it hard to simplify.

Good news though, just had a full MS request from an Aussie agency. So yay!!

http://thewoodlandsseries.blogspot.com.au/
by LaurenNTaylor
January 23rd, 2013, 8:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA QUERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

Re: YA QUERY

OR..... Dear…. Rosa never thought she’d make it to sixteen. She’s a red spark in a concrete grey world. Her kind of lash-lipped attitude isn’t tolerated in the Woodlands. And she was ok with that. No one would miss her; her father disappeared a long time ago, the replacement, a dark smile and hoveri...
by LaurenNTaylor
January 23rd, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA QUERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2402

YA QUERY

All Kind is the way of the Woodlands, the colony built in Russia after a monstrous race war destroyed most of the planet. All Kind states that every citizen should be mixed race. Characteristics should blur and everyone will look the same. Rosa is Own Kind. She looks Indian, too much like her border...
by LaurenNTaylor
November 19th, 2012, 4:55 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Dystopian Pitch
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: YA Dystopian Pitch

Option 3 really grabbed my attention. I like it!!
by LaurenNTaylor
November 19th, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: YA Dystopian Query set in Russia/Siberia HELP!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 816

YA Dystopian Query set in Russia/Siberia HELP!!!

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :) :) :) Dear…. There is no love triangle. And in this dystopian story Rosa doesn’t meet a boy, fall in love and change her ideas about her totalitarian society. She’s already there. Rosa is a lash-lipped, troublemaker who doesn’t buy the whole, the ...
by LaurenNTaylor
October 6th, 2012, 7:46 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How and when to 'nudge' an agent...?
Replies: 4
Views: 9488

How and when to 'nudge' an agent...?

Hi, I sent a full off 3 months ago. I was wondering at what point can you send an email to see how it's going? Or whether you should at all. Also how would you phrase a 'nudge' email?

Thanks.
by LaurenNTaylor
September 25th, 2012, 7:41 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: How many books do you read per week (or month)?
Replies: 35
Views: 11403

Re: How many books do you read per week (or month)?

Too many!!! ;)
by LaurenNTaylor
September 25th, 2012, 7:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 130318

Re: What are you reading now?

The Uglies by Scott Westerfield
Finding it hard to get into so far but I'm persisting.

Just finished Inside Out and Outside In. Really enjoyed them.
by LaurenNTaylor
September 24th, 2012, 7:16 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 93787

Re: Rejection Stats

Queries sent: 25 Form rejections: 6 Personal Rejections with feedback: 3 Closed/no response: (not sure) Partial requests: 0 Full requests: 2 Rejections on full: 0 Open/no response yet: 10 or more I have no idea if this is good or bad. The whole query thing doesn't really exist in Australia. These ar...