Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More Contests! (Updated 2:45pm)

Wow... Apparently January is a month for contests!!  Just to make sure you're in the loop, here are a few of my favorite ones!! Oh, and the end dates are all posted in the sidebar over there to the right...

Oh, and of course... Don't forget MY contest either!!


Kidlit.com is having a major contest--about the beginning of your novel! Click the link for the rules... Here are the prizes:
  • Grand Prize Winner: A 15 page critique
  • First Place: A 10 page critique
  • Second Place: A 5 page critique
  • Third Place: A 2 page critique
  • Honorable Mention(s): A critique of the first page of your novel
Sourcebooks Fire #YALitChat Writing Contest
These 150 entries will then be ranked on a scale of 1-10 by three Sourcebooks Fire editors. The top 20 submissions (calculated by adding scores) will be notified and allowed to submit a pitch letter and first 20 pages of their novel for further consideration by Sourcebooks editors, as well as YA literary agent Regina Brooks, founder of Serendipity Literary agency.

Let the Words Flow is having a book trailer contest! (So cool, I mean--I don't even care as much about winning as I do the motivation to create such an awesome marketing tool! They even give you step-by-step directions about how to do it!
The winner will receive an ARC of SING ME TO SLEEP by Angela Morrison, a bag of confectionary goodies (i.e. candy), and a query letter and/or first 3 chapters critique of your work by the LTWF contributors! If you don’t want the query letter critique—or if you’re not at that stage yet—you can opt to receive a signed copy of PRADA AND PREJUDICE from LTWF’s own Mandy Hubbard!

Shannon is having a fabulous contest in light of Lisa Schroeder!!
One winner will win a SIGNED copy of I Heart You, You Haunt Me, plus the beautiful Far From You paperback, Chasing Brooklyn, and a signed Chasing Brooklyn Bookmark.

Steph Bowe is holding a First Five Pages critique contest!
In her own words: I am giving away First Five Pages critiques! So if you're an aspiring YA novelist, interested in getting a bit of feedback from, um, me (a soon-to-be published YA author and real live bonafide teenager), this is the competition for you! There will be five winners, but if there are over 100 entries I'll announce a few more.

Valerie is holding a freaking SWEET book giveaway (two books to first place, one to second) contest!
  • I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
  • Night Runner by Max Turner
  • When It Happens by Susan Colasanti
  • The Pace by Shelena Shorts
  • Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
  • The Hollow by Jessica Verday
Nickels is cleaning house and giving away 12... that's right TWELVE books!
  • Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  • His Eyes by Renee Carter
  • A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Mary Jane by Judith O'Brien
  • Beastly by Alex Flinn
  • Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  • The Insiders by J. Minter
  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
  • Summer Boys by Hailey Abbott
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate (ARC)
  • The Diary of and American Au Pair by Marjorie Leet Ford
Frankie is giving away 3 two-book bundle ARCs!
  • 1) Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson + The Anatomy of Wings, Karen Foxlee
  • 2) The Summoning, Kelley Armstrong + Prophecy of the Sisters, Michelle Zink
  • 3) Fire, Kristin Cashore + The Stolen One, Suzanne Crowley
Anna is giving away some awesome stuff as well!!
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
    A copy of Shiver by Maggie Stievfater OR The Maze Runner by James Dashner
    AND a $15 gift card to the book retailer of your choice (Powell’s, Amazon, etc.)
  • The Runner-Up Prize Winner will receive:
    A copy of Shiver or The Maze Runner (i.e. whichever book the Grand Prize Winner doesn’t choose
    OR a $10 gift card to the book retailer of your choice (Powell’s, Amazon, etc.)
Southern Princess is having a California contest!!
  • Grand Prize:
    1 Copy of The California Club by Belinda Jones
    1 COACH Wristlet (with dustbag/bought in California)
    $20.00 Gift Card to Amazon.com
  • Second Prize
    $10.00 Gift Card to Amazon.com

Okay, that's all for now... Did I miss anyone? I've got a spot on my sidebar for all contests now, so let me know if you've got one you'd like highlighted!!

♥ me


  1. Thanks for listing all these great contests!
    If you don't mind, I'm going to sneak my own book giveaway in here. :-) You can win a copy of SHIVER or THE MAZE RUNNER and cash for books!

  2. Wow. I'm a compulsive enterer, but these don't require me to write anything, and it's all YA. Curses! (Except for your contest, m'dear. I'm keen on that one... :)

    Good luck with 'em all!

  3. Wow. That's a lot of contests. Thanks for listing them and for providing all the links. You did all the work, we reap all the benefits! :)

  4. Thanks for adding mine to the mix, Sara! I hope 2010 is your lucky year. :-)

  5. I've missed a lot of these contests! Thanks for listing them:)

  6. So many contests, so little time...what to do? By the way, I mentioned you in today's blog post...well, and your contest ;)

    Thanks for all the links, lovie.

  7. Wow! I'm tired just reading about them :) Thanks for all of the links!

  8. Hey Girl! I have a contest over on my blog! ;o)
    Thanks for listing these! They sound great!

  9. Holy crap. That's a lot of great contests. Can't wait to check them all out.


Yay! I love when you have things to add :)