Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Query Letter Critique (Agent Joanne Volpe)

Agent Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Media has offered a query critique. The highest bidder will win the following package:
  • 1 page query critique

Opening Bid: $50

Please bid in increments of 5$ and include your bid in the comments below. 

The auction will start Tuesday (Dec 18th) at 9 AM EST (6 AM EST) 

The auction will end Thursday, Dec 20th at Noon PM EST (9 AM PT).

Auction Procedures:

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid in the comments and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter).
Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation withing 48 hours of winning  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   
All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.
Good luck!
Agent Joanna Volpe
Joanna Volpe is the president of New Leaf Media Agency. Joanna represents all brands of fiction, from picture books to adult. She has an affinity for stories that have a darker, grittier element to them, whether they be horror, drama or comedy. Her recent publications include The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams (Ace), Divergent by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books), Sway by Amber McRee Turner (Disney*Hyperion), and No Peace for the Damned by Megan Powell (47North).


  1. $65
    Email: amy@pineshome.com
    Twitter: Amy_LovesYA

  2. $105

  3. $125

    (and quick question to the mods ... is it Thursday OR Dec 21st that it ends? the post is contradictory!)

  4. thursday at noon - ill change the actual date - thanks for noticing!

  5. Sorry I broke the rules - I didn't see the $5 increment part. Should I back out the bids? EEK. I should learn to read better!!

  6. Thanks Shelli - I thought it meant I could only go up in $5 increments ... guess I need to go take more cold medicine! My brain is a little fuzzy :)

  7. No i just cant do $133or 141$ (its too hard for accounting/tracking purposes) I'm a writer not a mathematician and this auction requires math skills! ;) ha!

  8. Thank you to everyone for bidding. Jay you win for $135. You will receive an email with instructions shortly! :)