So the fine folks over at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management have a blog I’ve been following for a while, and one of their agents, Mr. Jim McCarthy, is running a little contest. He invited readers to send in the first lines of their manuscripts, and from the hundreds of submissions he received, he chose nine finalists. He’s now put up a poll asking readers to choose their favorite first line, and the winner of the poll gets his attention on the full manuscript.
I’m one of the finalists, with the very first line of my as of yet unqueried Queen of Souls: “The next time Hermes brought her back from the Underworld, Persephone wept tears of rage.”
To wit, YIKES! *^_^*;;
Anybody want to vote for me, the poll is right over here.
There are some other intriguing first lines there too though, so be sure to vote which one is your actual favorite! I won’t hold it against you if you don’t actually vote for me. Though really, do you want to piss off an Olympian? 😉
Either way, as always, thank you in advance for your support!