Sharon Bayliss' Bad Query Contest

There are lots of query contests out there looking for GOOD queries, but Sharon Bayliss is offering something different.

On June 10th, Sharon will be looking for the worst of the worst.

Here is how it will work: 

1) On June 10th, write the worst query you can and post it on your blog.

2) Hop around to the other blogs and take in all the horribleness.

3) On 6/10-6/13, visit to vote for your favorite BAD query.

The query with the most votes will win a $25 Amazon gift card and the glory of knowing you're the worst of the worst.

 The idea is to write a fictional query highlighting bad query qualities, not to showcase actual bad queries! The contest is an opportunity to have fun, make each other laugh, and get all the bad query writing out of our system. Anyone who pokes fun at an actual author or book will be disqualified.

Sign up here!


  1. This looks like fun! I'm not sure I have time to write one (oh, June 25, when will you get here?), but I certainly want to read all the entries!

  2. What a fun contest. I should totally go spread the word!

  3. Sounds like a fun contest.

  4. What a fun idea! Can't wait to read the entries.

  5. Sounds like an interesting contest!


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