What has 441 pages, an interview with Meg Cabot and a photo of a singing hamster?
The 2012 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market, of course.
And I'm giving away a copy.
"But, Donna," you say. "Didn't you just give away books in your last blog post?"
Yes, astute reader, I did. And you still have a chance to win one by clicking here.
But for now, it's all about this book:
Here are 6-1/2 reasons you NEED a copy of this book right this very minute:
1. Cool interview with James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner.
2. Audrey Vernick's (Water Balloon, Teach Your Buffallo to Play Drums, She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story) awesome article about writing nonfiction.
3. A buttload of listings of conferences, awards and grants.
4. Did I mention the interview with Maggie Stiefvater, author of Shiver, Linger and Forever?
5. More magazine and book markets than you could shake a stick at. (Although I have no idea why you'd want to shake a stick at magazine and book markets.)
6. Wise words from M.T. Anderson (Feed, Thirsty, etc.) about experimentation in fiction.
6-1/2. An article by yours truly about not fainting, vomiting or dropping dead when you give a talk in public. (Helpful sidebars by Cynthia Lord and Alexis O'Neill.)
Alice Pope was the editor of CWIM for many years. But now she's working with SCBWI, producing this cool blog. Chuck Sambuchino edits CWIM now. You can read his blog -- Guide to Literary Agents.
So, how do you win this handy dandy, nifty book, bursting with inspiration and information for those who write and illustrate for children?
1. Follow this blog. (Button to the right.)
2. Leave a comment.
3. Check back Wednesday, Sept. 28th to see if you've won (because I'll need your address to send you the book).