A new contest held over at literary agent Colleen Lindsay’s blog challenges you to write your query in haiku format.
That’s right: the traditional five-seven-five syllable pattern.
I have to admit I love these contests even though my attempts are pretty poor at best. But it’s still fun to take part and strech the mind muscles a bit.
The winner gets a query critique. The deadline is Friday. More details are on her blog.
Anyway, just give it a try, even if your query isn’t really ready yet (mine is just a scattering of things put together, so if by God’s sense of humor I win, I’ll really have to work at editing it). It’s a fun exercise and really interesting to read all the other entries.
Here’s my poor attempt 😛
She of two cultures
Past shadowed in secrecy
True terror unknown