The Baker’s Dozen Auction

Today, you can head on over to Miss Snark’s First Victim’s blog and see the 60 winning entries for her annual Baker’s Dozen contest. Why should you do this?

Because mine is one of the winning entries.

The entry is the log line for the story and the first 250 words. Which is really not a whole lot of words. You can say nice things about mine, and about the other winning entries. You can also offer (constructive) criticism and feedback.

This is the second year Miss Snark’s First Victim (also known as “Authoress”) has offered the contest. A very basic description is that after the entries are posted, agents can bid on them by number of pages they’d like to see, up to a full manuscript. Bids are not guaranteed, but it’s kind of cool (okay, fine, awesome) to be included and have even a chance at a bid. The bidding won’t start until Tuesday, December 6th, giving me plenty of time to stress and obsess and hyperventilate in the meantime.

Please distract me.

For my entry, you can click here. Then you can scroll ALLLLLLL the way down to the “archives” section of Authoress’s blog and see the other entries’ genres, titles, and links.

For a description of some of the logistics and a list of the participating agents,  editors, & authors, click here.

For distracting me in my time of need, click here for my contact page to send me jokes. Or tweet them, or email them, or waft them over with smoke signals.

By the way, I must also say that although I haven’t participated in the comments on Authoress’s blog yet, I have absolutely loved reading all the support given to winners and nonwinners alike, from the amazing community of people who frequent her blog.

Maggie over at Maggie Madly Writing has already given me a great little distractor by awarding me with the Liebster Blog Award, given to bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Thanks, Maggie! If you’re in the “Blogs I Heart” category (see my home page for the list), and you have fewer than 200 followers, consider yourself nominated.


  1. readingisdelicious · December 2, 2011

    Good luck! Also, Clarkie should be receiving a secret special package soon (tomorrow maybe?), so be sure to deliver it to her when it arrives.

    • readingisdelicious · December 2, 2011

      I wasn’t going to tell you, because now you may try to steal it from her, but it will give you something else to look forward to.

      • Beth Hull · December 2, 2011

        I appreciate it, readingisdelicious! I mean, uh, Clarkie appreciates it. Whatever it is.

  2. PB Rippey · December 2, 2011

    That’s GREAT! How exciting! Will head over there now and hope you get lots of bidding action on Tues. Maybe a good time to practice lamaze breathing (hee hee).

    • Beth Hull · December 2, 2011

      Thank you, PB! I’m starting to check out the other entries now, and there is some really great writing showcased!

  3. Maggie · December 2, 2011

    That’s cool! I’m glad yours was one of the winners. 🙂

    • Beth Hull · December 2, 2011

      Maggie, thank you! It’s a little nerve-wracking, but I’m definitely happy to be included.

  4. Vicki · December 2, 2011


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