Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Won!

A few weeks ago I entered a contest to win a scholarship to the Backspace Agent/Author Seminar in New York in November. You had to submit your query letter and first two pages of your manuscript for judging. They received over 600 entries and picked four winners. I'M ONE OF THEM!

I am beyond excited. This will be a fantastic opportunity to get some further professional feedback on my work, meet and make connections with a number of wonderful agents, and immerse myself in writing for a few days.

24 comments:

Victoria Dixon said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I'm the woman who asked if there was a possibility of seeing the queries of the winners. I'd really love to, if you're willing to post?

Lisa Iriarte said...

Hey Victoria, you can actually view the query on Jodi Meadows's blog.

http://jmeadows.livejournal.com/697865.html

Mine is the only query she critiqued that week. I've made a few changes based on her suggestions, but it's pretty much the same.

Ryan said...

Well done i hope your book gets published =)

Lisa Iriarte said...

Thanks, Ryan! (And I'm glad to see you are doing your homework)! :)

Phebe Lemert said...

Mrs. Iriate:
Congrats! I am really glad you won. I hope you get an agent in that cenfrence. :)

-Phebe

Ronald said...

I'm glad you won the contest, I remember the day when you said your odds were low and now you actually won the contest out of the 600 queries they judged. I hope you book gets published. =)

juliette_soto said...

Congratulations!
I knew you could do it! and you thought that your chances were low!i think not! haha well i hope you have fun on ur trip and hope your book gets published!=)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so ha very happy you won!Have fun on your trip! You are very talented, im lucky to have u you as a teacher! :)
-Alaina

Nikki said...

Lisa ~ I won, too! Look for me at the conference. I would love to hear more about your book. Congrats!

Lisa Iriarte said...

Thanks, Nikki! Congrats to you, too! I'd love to get together with you and the other winners.

Sandy said...

Oh, cool. Congrats! I went to a Backspace Author/Agent seminar a few years ago. It was fabulous. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!(To save you the trouble , yes I am your student.) I'm still happy for you.

Shannon said...

Ms. Iriarte,
YOU WON! Well done, I hope that this takes you really far.:)

Nathalia said...

omg I'm so glad you won Mrs.iriarte i hope they publish your book and all of the books you are going to make.:D

Nathalia said...

oh and i am so glad you are my teacher.

Anonymous said...

congrats on the winning for the contest mrs. iriarte:)

Anonymous said...

I am Amazed

L. W. said...

Hi Lisa,
Congratulations! I am one of the contest winners as well, so I look forward to meeting you! I just got in touch with Nikki as well. I've been a bit slow on that, but have been busy writing, writing, wrting.
Cheers,
Lori

MeganRebekah said...

Found your blog through Colleen Lindsay's contest post. Congrats on the win!

I used to be a middle school teacher, so I know what you go through on a daily basis. Hopefully this conference will be a great learning experience and mini-vacation for you!

Lisa Iriarte said...

Hey Lori and Megan,

Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

its amazing how you win so many contest.Congratulations . you said your chances were low yet you won. you will definitly get published. why dose it have you type the character?

Luis said...

Hi there! I'm happy for you.

andy said...

Nice job Mrs. Iriarte!

Ryan said...

Well done i hope you had fun :D