Thursday, September 20, 2012

GUTGAA Adult Entry Agent Round Winners and a Giveaway!

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Well, GUTGAA'ns. You did it. You jumped off into the beyond and came out on the other side.

For some of you it was extraordinary.
For some helpful.
For some, perhaps frustrating.
That's what putting yourself out there as a writer is all about.
And get this.
Every try, every rejection, every atta girl or atta boy is a step on this journey and you've earned the right to self-identify.
And personally, I think you all are amazing and I'm filled with deep gratitude that I got to read your words.

And after I announce the adult entries that move on to the agent round - I'm going to announce a giveaway. Because I can. And GUTGAA has left me feeling all writer warm and fuzzy. 

So without further ado, our ten entries that move onto the next round:

#3 - The Lost Spitfire
#5 - I Spy
#18 - The Nameless Warrior
#19 - Remingtons Kill People
#20 - Death on the Cliffs
#22 - The Knock-Offs
#28 - Dark Bringer
#34 - With a Shake of Her Hair
#38 - Maybe I Do
#40 - The Princess Paradox

Congratulations, and I hope you each get tons of requests! See you next week on Deana Barnhart's blog.

And now for the Giveaway. There will be 4 prizes. To be eligible you need to A) be a follower of this blog or B) been involved in GUTGAA and C) leave me a comment with your order of prize choice and a contact e-mail. I will pick four winners out of a hat (low-tech here) - first pick will get their first choice and the following three will get the closest to their first choice I can get.  Now for the prizes.

Prize Pack A - A 25 page critique and query critique from me (can be different manuscripts). Any genre, though I don't read a ton of high fantasy and sometimes get distracted if the names are super odd. But I'll give it a shot. I'm a tell it like it is critiquer, though I look at both the positive as well as what I think needs work. I'm willing to tailor this to the type of reading you're looking for. In other words, we'll talk. (And you won't hurt my feelings if this isn't your first choice ;0))

Prize Pack B - Jodi Piccoult's SING YOU HOME and Sarah Dessen's DREAMLAND (paperbacks - one women's fiction, one YA)

Prize Pack C - Jennifer Smith's THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT and Alecia Whitaker's QUEEN OF KENTUCKY (hardbounds) (one YA, one upper MG/YA)

Prize Pack D - Kate Kae Myer's THE VANISHING GAME and Katie McGarry's PUSHING THE LIMITS (hardbounds) (both YA)

I will announce the winners next Wednesday, the 26th.


  1. I was in GUTGAA on Robin's blog - number 28

    I'd like this order please!

    1) Pack A
    2) Pack D
    3) Pack B
    4) Pack C


    - Catherine Scully

  2. I was in GUTGAA on this blog - number 3.

    My preference would be A, B, C, D.

    Thanks for hosting GUTGAA and for the giveaway.


  3. Yay, The Nameless Warrior got through. Was hoping it would. So happy for Rebecca. ^_^

    And you're giving prizes! I was entry #9, right here and I follow you.
    I've chosen in this order: A, D, C, B


  4. Thanks so much for hosting, this was a blast!

    I'm going to do the same as Aldrea : A,D,C,B

    EllieWrites2 is my moniker.

    1. I've found using helpful. Your smallest value is 1, your largest is the total number of entrants. Press 'get sequence' and you will have a randomly generated list for first place, second place, etc.

      For instance I did 1-11 and came up with this list:

      Which would make entrant number 7 the first place winner, number 3 the second place winner, etc. :-)

    2. Perfect! I've done Rafflecopter but didn't feel like making y'all jump through hoops.

  5. This is great Jaye! And congrats to all the winners! They're all winners for trying. :)

    1. You don't want to enter? No books for you? They are all winners. I've done my share of contests and before they worked, they were awful and scary. But sticking with it makes a difference!

  6. Thank you for the work you've put into hosting us and for your encouraging words. I'm going to add to you my list of favorite bloggers. :)

    I feel like I've already received a prize in getting to be part of the GUTGAA activities. My entry was #28 on this blog.

  7. I was number 17 on your blog. Thank you for doing this!
    A, B, D, C

    Email is

  8. first of all, thankyou so much for hosting all of us. You're positive words were the only ones I received on my entry so thankyou for taking the time to write something :) I would love to enter your contest and my order of prize choice is easy A-D. Once again, thanks :) and my email is

  9. I was #35 on Cassie's blog :-)

    A, B, D, C


    I'm having a tonne of fun with gutgaa so I hope to participate in more of these!

  10. A huge thank you to you and everyone involved for hosting us.
    I was #26 on Cassie's blog and although I didn't make it through, I've learned so much and made many new friends. So I am a winner :)

    My order of prize choice is A,D,C,B


  11. D, B, C

    Fun contest. I had a blast being a judge for GUTGAA!

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    1. Typing this on the Nook and hit enter too soon #38 here. Would love A, B, D, C . Thanks for the generous offer!

  13. Congrats to those moving on! I was # 39

    Prize choice = A,C,D,B

    Thanks for hosting!

  14. Congrats to those that made it through!! I was #23

    Thanks for hosting all of us and for the giveaway!

    Prize choice: A, B, C, D =)

  15. Thanks to everyone who worked with GUTGAA, including you, Jaye!

    I was entry #27 on Cassie Mae's blog.

    Prize choice is A, D, C, B


  16. Thanks for playing hostess, Jaye!
    I was #12 'Sisters'.
    And for the prize I'd choose A, and then any order.
    Thanks again!
    livrancourt (at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. I can't believe I wasn't already a follower! How is that even possible? I wish I'd had time to enter GUTGAA!


  18. This is so awesome! As always, you rock:)

  19. Hello! Congrats to the winners!

    I am participating in GUTGAA but didn't make it into the pitch contest... and I am now following your blog.

    Prize choice: A, C, B, D

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  20. So excited to have made it in! I will be seeing you again next week! Thanks for all the work involved! You rock! I'd take any of these prizes, so whatever you have, I'll take. (if I win) top choice would be C

  21. I just want to thank everyone that has been involved in this great conference. We use to have a live conference every year here in Columbus Ohio, but it closed. So, this has given my back some needed inspiration. So, thanks.

    I would take any prize would be great.

  22. Yay!! I hit all three requirements! (GUTGAA Pitch Polish #87) Although I am working on another MS for the Harper Voyager open sub call. It wasn't ready for GUTGAA *sniffles* I'd NEED Prize A LOL Then B, C & D.

  23. Woohoo! Congrats to all the GUTGAA finalists! And congrats to everyone who isn't, but was brave enough to put themselves out there!


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