9.02.2006

These are the "winners"

If your entry number matches this list, you're in.

Everyone else, sorry for the literal throw of the dice.

Tomorrow we start


3
5
10
12
22
30
38
41
48
52
60
65
72
77
80
82
84
86
87
97
98
106
107
110
113
120
121
129
133
140
149
151
154
157
159
160
164
165
166
175
178
180
181
188
191
193
197
198
199
200
203
205
209
211
224
235
240
243
248
250
265
268
269
271
281
288
297
299
302
303
310
311
324
326
335
340
355
363
369
372
374
385
386
389
401
405
407
409
412
415
416
417
420
429
430
440
449
453
458
459


Reserve players: in case one of the above gets disqualified or something:
334
277
435
367
31

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nooo! Number 330 has failed me!

Grats to everyone who got in. I look forward to reading your stuff!

srchamberlain said...

Aw, man. I'm not sure whether I'm sad or relieved.

Boojum said...

Oh well. #207 didn't make the cut. I seem doomed to miss these things.

Thanks anyway, Miss Snark, and I'll see what I can pick up by watching the others go by.

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Inkwolf said...

Bummer...oh, well, cry havoc ad let slip the dogs of snark! (No, not you, KY.) Can't wait to see all the entries--good luck and copious gin pails to you, Miss Snark!

whitemouse said...

*sniffle*

Talia Mana said...

WOW! Talk about burning the midnight/early morning candle.

i missed out but i will watch the rest of the entries with interest

Summer said...

Yay! One of 'em is me! :) (We'll see if I'm still "yay"ing later... eek.)

Anonymous said...

To the amazing Miss Snark,

Please know that you are appreciated. The random number generator was a great idea.

Good luck getting through those selected.

To all selected, looking forward to seeing your entries and Miss Snark's bite, oh, I mean, witty insight.

And for those "de-selected," congratulations on taking the risk of being snarked. And surviving unscathed.

a devoted snarkling

Anonymous said...

OMG! I'm not in! :o(

Rachel Dryden said...

C'est la vie.

I really wanted to get Miss Snark's opinion.

On the other hand, my manuscript isn't finished yet. Perhaps it is just as well.

Good luck to everyone else, I'll be reading the entries with interest.

Feisty said...

You certainly don't lack for ambition, Miss Snark. I'll bet that you're an overachiever of some sort. Just looking at the list made me tired and I was tired already.

Good luck tomorrow. I'll be watching from the sidelines.

Anonymous said...

Drat! Not making the list feels like my first rejection! I guess it is the first of many, so I may as well get used to it.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow. I'm glad I "forgot" to enter. You are a brave woman, Miss Snark.

Anonymous said...

Good luck, everybody. Damn. Wish I'd have slept last night. 116.

Anonymous said...

Glad I worked so hard crafting a query and first page for a random number assignment to just knock me out - not quite the way publishing world works, i bet where it is the strength of the writing, not the damn roll of the dice. thanks.

Miss Snark said...

Were this "the world of publishing" I wouldn't have 459 query letters in 12 hours. I'd have that in 5 weeks. I also wouldn't need to say anything other than "not quite right for me, here's your SASE what's your hurry".

This is a flight simulator not a plane to Italy.

I've actually started dreaming about this. Clearly..I need to be on aplane to Italy!

Time's Ocean said...

14, it wasn't meant to be.

However, the B&N where I work just got the 2007 Writer's Market in.

Agents to research, query letters to draft, reading your blog has inspired me to go ahead and take the plunge and try to get an agent, MS! I've no gin for your pail, but I'll be glad to pass you a beer.

Thanks for your absurd level of dedication!

Anonymous said...

Italy?

Doesn't Mr. Clooney have a chateau on Switzerland?

December Quinn said...

Me, too, srchamberlain. I'm sad but a little relieved.

Jude Hardin said...

Congrats to all the winners!

I was disappointed, but I think the random picks were as fair a way as any to whittle it down to 100.

It'll be fun to watch.

Wabi Sabi said...

Here in the UK, my phone keeps ringing. The answerphone answers, the caller hangs up. 'Forsooth, 'tis Miss Snark, calling to invite me to New York to discuss my crapometer entry, flights and all expenses paid,' I say. Meanwhile, back in the real world, I realise Miss Snark is sweetly slumbering, KY twitching and dribbling at her side, and hope springs eternal as I fire up the computer, and the golden numbers tell me, once more, that reality wins, every time.

S. W. Vaughn said...

Sigh. I'm rooting for you, #113, because you're the closest to my spot...

Miss Snark, you're amazing. Thank you for doing this. (five HUNDRED entries?! Oh my. What prolific Snarklings you have!)

Marva said...

191 & 193. A minute earlier or later and I coulda been a contender. Unlucky #192.

Anonymous said...

Oh well. Next time I go to Vegas, think I'll skip the tables and go shopping.

:-)

Good luck, y'all--looking forward to the snarking!

Elektra said...

Darn, two away.

Anonymous said...

If only I had broadband instead of dial up ... 106 and 107 got in. Mine was 108. Congrats everyone who entered.

Thanx for the push, Miss Snark, I had to tighten up my original query letter - fearful of a jab from your sharpened stilettos.

A. M. Xri said...

Holy crap, I'm in!

I'm almost as excited as when I won a black-and-white TV in a raffle whe I was in third grade!

Anonymous said...

Karma hates me. I sent the entry in right in the middle of the window, and I didn't even get a number.

I guess somewhere along the line I inspired the wrath of the internet Gods, who are holding my entry hostage in cyberspace.

Anonymous said...

I worked really hard on my entry, and you said it was blank.
Hmmmm, what could have happened.
Was it because my manuscript has pics?
What a bummer!
Hmmmm...........

Doug Hoffman said...

I keep looking at the list, hoping the numbers will change.

Are you sure that 87 wasn't an 89? Perhaps KY was yapping too loudly, and you misread the number.

desert snarkling said...

Glad I worked so hard crafting a query and first page for a random number assignment to just knock me out - not quite the way publishing world works, i bet where it is the strength of the writing, not the damn roll of the dice. thanks.

Well, you need those things if you plan to submit your book anywhere else, too, so I don't quite see that the hard work was wasted ...

Chumplet said...

Shit. 377 swirls down the drain.

After my share of form rejections, this was the first time my eyes started to leak.

Oh, well, I'll continue to send it out into the world, anyway.

Looking forward to reading the rest and learning.

Elektra, you got bumped too? Whaaaah!

Dee said...

Look at that...I was 128, and 129 was picked...story of my life...
bridesmaid vs bride...etc.

Gabriele C. said...

Glad I worked so hard crafting a query and first page for a random number assignment to just knock me out - not quite the way publishing world works, i bet where it is the strength of the writing, not the damn roll of the dice. thanks.

Dear Anon,
Miss Snark said beforehand that she had to restrict her valuable time to 100 entries and that she would pick those at random. If you think your time in polishing your query letter wasted, you have the wrong attitude to the whole business. Even if Miss Snark won't read it, you have trained your query letter writing.

And no, I'm not in, either. But I've tried to write a query letter for the first time and overcame this 'no way I can do that' feeling.

Elektra said...

Doug, I keep doing the same thing. If I look at it enough times, maybe my number will suddenly appear. I feel somehow bereaved.

jude calvert-toulmin said...

What a complete lark this is! :)

My number wasn't picked but so what? I was due to start querying in a couple of weeks anyway so now that's one job out the way, the dreaded query letter, done and dusted with the help of the information on this blog and others linked to through this blog.

I just feel excited about approaching agents now, brilliant! :)

Thanks again for this Miss Snark, keep up the fantastic work! :)

Anonymous said...

Aw, 373 is a dud. A minute sooner or later and I would have had the magic numbers 372 or 374. Lady Luck is a cruel jokester.

Oh well. This should be fun to watch. I'll watch and learn, I guess, and try again next time.

Anonymous said...

The Evil Editor's open for biz if you want your queries and openings to be ridiculed. Not quite evisceration but near enough. He's gonna lurve me for this. Heh, heh.

Aarin said...

274 = 13 (2+7+4), so I can understand my numerological dismissal by fate *wink*

The upside is many of these queries are making me feel a lot better about my own work (plus learning to view what I've done in a different PoV.)

That shitty anon note was just some hapless jerk in search of validation.

Validate yourself, buddy.

Thank you Miss Snark for hosting and working so hard on this project.

Michele Acker said...

What if I never got a number? Does that mean I was disqualified? I didn't get a disqualified email either.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if out of curiosity Miss Snark reads through them all when she gets bored, or if the ones that weren't selected automatically get deleted?

Writerious said...

Awww... mine was 266 and I just missed getting picked. Oh, well. I will learn much from the those that did get picked, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

So what are you saying, Aarin, that the queries being snarked are not as good as your writing?

When people feel lousy, they sometimes rant without thinking; even,like kids, resort to name calling.

We're all grateful to Miss Snark for this opportunity and for letting us sob in public.

Anonymous said...

Although I've had some rejections (ok, 'many')over the years, it was still strange how I reacted when the magic number didn't turn up.

I went thru all the emotions the Snarklings have posted. Now, it's acceptance. Mostly.

Nb: Perhaps my entry will filter into Miss Snark's consciousness at night and she'll have an overwhelming desire to read number...

Anonymous said...

my # was not picked either, but I have the last laugh mebbe in that I sold the book...

law said...

82, 84--I'm 83. Crap indeed.

Congrats to all whose numbers were chosen.