Jun 5, 2018

QK Round 1 Wrap Up & Host Saves!

Well, Round 1 of this zany tournament officially ended Monday night. We promised blood, and blood there was. Also tears, nail-biting, and some hair-pulling. Congratulations to all of you who fought hard and came out victorious.

Please have your revised entries to us by Wednesday, June 6th at 8am EST. Use the same format and send to the contest email: QueryKombat (at) gmail (dot) com.

A full 32 entries out of the 64 lost in a valiant fight that is Query Kombat Round 1. For those 32: Good job. You beat out 350+ other entries to make the first round, and you gave the judges a hell of a job to do. Hopefully you got some amazing feedback as well! 

For the 32 winners, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! YOU GET TO GO ON TO THE AGENT ROUND ON Wednesday morning!!!

Below is the list of those who will go on to the next round. Let me know if we made any mistakes! Team Ravenous is in (edit) Red, I mean RED!.

Raspberry Moon

Fake Invisibility T-Shirt

Planet Panic

Shiver Me Timbers

You Octopi My Heart

Got Me a Daddy Map

A Boy Named Pez

Love in the Time of Proscuitto

This Wasn't in the Job Contract

Carrion My Wayward Son


Canary Girl

Sister Witches Who Kick Butt

 I Found a Magic Stone in Paris

My Babysitter is a Skeleton

Cowboys vs Zombie Pirates

GG: Found Family

I Wish I Was White


Swimming with Amoebas

Peace Pays What War Wins

God's Dead, Now What?

No Heroes Here

Capes and Clorox

Hungry Ocean Gods

I'll Stand Bayou

Don't Mess with an Assassin Mom

Tequila Mockingbird

Punk Rock Waitress Rules

Why Are You So Obsessed with Me?

Lady CEOs Are Sexy Too

Unnaturally Dyed Boutonniere

CONGRATS!!! Of course, we still have....

The Host Saves

These are 6 total entries that we hosts picked from our teams to move on to the agent round but not on to Round 2. Check out Michelle's and Kara's picks as well. The Host Saves can submit a revised entry and will go to the agent round, but not to the second kombat round.

I spent a LOT of time trying to decide which entry to save. Even before any votes had come in, I wondered how on earth I was supposed to pick. My personal favorite? The most marketable? Most diverse? Own voices? Closest vote? The entry where I most disagreed with the judge's feedback? The one I thought agents would like the most? ARGH THIS IS SOOOOOO HARD!

At the end of the day, I wish I could save you all. But I wound up having to pick:

Farmer Jack is Trapped in a Carrot
Absalom, Absalom!

Congrats everyone!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see you all at the agent round!

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