Monday, May 3, 2010

Tracking Down The Prizes

Our 30p. critique contest ended Friday - thanks again to Taylor Martindale and Hannah Moskowitz - winners TBA- and our Amazon Gift card contest started Friday (busy day), but that's not really enough.

We want all of our followers to get freebies, so here's a list of some other contests going on right now. Go forth and win!

Want a query critique or some books? Head over to Stina's blog for the Stina and Steena giveaway. Hurry, this ends today! has a ridiculous number of contests to win books, not all YA, but very interesting.

Lucid Conspiracy is giving away a signed copy of Morpheus Road: The Light by D.J. McHale, author of the Pendragon series. Head on over today.

WriteOn! has a query contest so polish that query and enter sometime this month.

And this one is just a heads up. Head over to Neverending Page Turner next Monday to their book giveaway contest.

Know about another contest open now or really soon? Leave us a comment!

ETA from Debra: Speaking of contests, we have the WINNERS of our voice contest to announce! We were seriously impressed with the massive display of talent that flooded our comments section--and so was Hannah! Some of you might even have caught some of her judging-related comments via twitter over the weekend. If not, here's a sample of some of her tweets:

@hannahmosk 10 finalists! I've read up to 12:10 AM on April 29th. Seriously, so many great entries--I'd believe at least half came from published books.

@hannahmosk I have to admit, after reading 50 of these entries, I'm developing a bias against the ones that mention the hero's eye color.

@hannahmosk There are SO MANY great entries here that I have to judge them like poetry. Every single word has to be good. This contest != real life.

@hannahmosk Some of these entries are interesting but not in a voicey way. And since that's what I'm looking for, I can't choose you for your plot.

@hannahmosk :D winner picked and top 5 sent. You all were GREAT and should be proud regardless. and you can ALWAYS email me with questions.

We couldn't agree more--you all WERE great! Now, drumroll please, as we announce Hannah's picks!

5th place: Shannon O'Donnell
4th place: Amna
3rd place: SuzanneWrites
2nd place: Kara

And in 1st place--MARGO! YAY MARGO! Please, contact Debra at houndrat at yahoo dot com for instructions on claiming your 30-page manuscript critique!

As for the rest of you--I know Taylor's reading through these as she finds the time, so don't be surprised if you get an invitation to equery her. Also--Hannah has graciously offered to answer any questions about her judging process, so please, leave your question in the comments section, and we'll make sure she sees it.

You all are so talented--we can't wait to see your books published in the future. Whatever you do, don't give up!

Thanks again to Hannah, for judging, and to everyone who entered, for making our contest so successful! We <333 our followers!


Annie McElfresh said...

Thanks for the linkies!!! :D

Cheyanne Young said...

WooHoo I love contests! I will be giving away something book-related that isn't a book tomorrow :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Woo hoo, more contests for this contest junkie to check out. Seriously, I'm going to need therapy soon to deal with my addiction. ;)

Debra Drizat said...

Awesome, Holen--thanks for telling us where all the good stuff is! Now, if only I could actually win something... :D

Rachel said...

YAY Margo!!

Amna said...



Kaitlin said...

Congrats winners!
I loved reading through these.

SuzanneWrites said...

Congrats Margo! :D

hannah said...

Thanks so much again for the opportunity to judge this. I had so much fun.

I'd be more than happy to answer any questions here in the comments, or, if you have a question about your entry you don't want to post here, you can always email me at

Misty said...

That was a lot of fun! Congrats to all the winners!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

Congratulations to the winners! I agree, there's a lot of talent here, so good luck to everyone - may your futures be full of publishing WIN!

Margo said...

Wow, thank you so much!!!!! :D :D :D After a long day of studying, coming back to this was definitely an awesome pick me up!

Jamie B said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! Thanks to everyone who entered! And a huge thanks to Hannah and Tayor!

Annie McElfresh said...

Congrats Margo!!

Amanda said...

Great contest links and great contest held!

And yes...I can post with my Name/URL...dur. :-P

Leah said...

Awesome entries everyone! They were all so amazing!

Congrats to Margo and the other four finalists!

Krista Ashe said...

Congrats to all the winners, and a special shout-out to Margo. Way to go guys!!!

inkspatters said...

Woot! Yay! Awesome contest, guys and congrats Margo and the other winners :D

Kara said...

Wait I got second place?! Holy moley!