Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Few Good Contests

Just dropping in to inform you that a few good contests have popped up around the blogosphere.

First, check out Myrna’s FABLEHAVEN giveaway. Bestselling author Brandon Mull stopped by her little corner of southern Nevada this week to give a speech at the elementary school, and while he was there, she snagged a signed copy. Now she’s passing it on to one of us. To enter, just leave a comment on the aforementioned post. The contest closes on Friday, March 19, at noon, so hop to it!

Next, Callie Forester of Chimera Critiques is hosting their first contest. They’re giving away a twenty-dollar gift card to a bookstore AND a first-chapter critique. To enter, write a short paragraph--you’ll find the prompt in the contest post--and leave it in the comments. This one closes on Saturday, April 10, at midnight, so you have some time to come up with an entry.

The Tenners are also having a fun giveaway. The gift basket’s huge, so I’ll let you look up the contents yourself. To enter, just tell them what book you’re reading right now. This contest closes tomorrow, March 18, just before the stroke of midnight, so you’d better hurry.

Finally, if you haven’t entered Nathan Bransford’s Bracket Challenge, you have a few more hours to do so. The prize is fantastic: a partial critique from one of the industry's finest, or a book by one of his clients. What's even better is that that partial doesn't have to come from a finished manuscript. And don’t worry--no prior knowledge of anything having to do with college basketball required. Pointing and clicking, while not recommended in the voting booth, is still a fairly reliable method for picking March Madness winners:)

Well, there you have it. If there are any others I’ve missed, feel free to talk them up in the comments.


Myrna Foster said...

Thanks, Krista.

I have a certain gardening booklet hanging out at my house that really wants to be at your house. If you e-mail me your address, I'll mail it to you.

Krista V. (the former Krista G.) said...

Woohoo, Myrna, for gardening booklets! But let me check with Honey Bear to see if we have a reason to drop by Logandale sometime in the next little while. It'd be nice to save the postage.

Did you enter Nathan's contest?