Congratulations to Tasha Ellis and her manuscript Brimstone for Breakfast!! She is the winner of a phone critique from Marietta Zacker of Nancy Gallt Literary.
Congrats to the Runners Up, who will receive a critique from one of our judges:
2nd place - Mage Storm by Meredith Mansfield
3rd place - Rectify by Jo Riley
4th place - Under the Violet Sky by Michaele Stoughton
5th place - Mighty Mike and the Alien Pez Dispenser by Marlene Moss
6th place - Gone Wild by Martha Mayberry
We will be in touch with all of you with instructions for submitting your pages for critique.
And a HUGE thank you to our Agent Judges for taking the time out of their busy schedules to help us out and offer their feedback so generously!!!
Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency
Marietta has professionally experienced every aspect of children’s books for over 15 years, working with authors, illustrators, publishers, educators and readers. As an agent, she is passionate about bringing those worlds together. She represents authors whose words make her pause, shiver or laugh out loud and illustrators who add a completely different dimension to the story being told. Marietta approaches her work with the knowledge that there are remarkable books of all genres, targeted to all ages, just waiting to be discovered.
Katie Grimm, Don Congdon Associates
Katie joined Don Congdon Associates in 2007. In addition to maintaining her own client list, she acts as business manager. She focuses on vivid literary fiction, transportive historical fiction, up-market women’s fiction, cohesive short story collections, and lurid mysteries & thrillers with exotic or historical settings. In young adult, she is actively seeking both contemporary and fantastical high-concepts with a touch of romance. In middle grade, she looks for heart and humor with a strange or creepy twist. Most importantly, she is hooked by fiction with emotional resonance and longevity, and in her opinion, this requires an authentic voice, relatable characters, and a twisting plot that keeps her intrigued. For non-fiction, she is looking for narrative non-fiction about history, popular science, off-beat topics, and counter-culture. She is also a member of SCBWI.