September 19, 2011

Win a Copy of the 2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

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?

Easy!

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).

Thanks!
Donna

24 comments:

Sally Springer said...

Donna! I need to know how not to throw up in front of a crowd ;o)

Amy Goldman Koss said...

How will i know when it's Wednesday? They all blur.

Katie L. Carroll (KT) said...

Oh, I so need this book!

Dawn Malone said...

And I need to know how not to die from public-speaking. I've come close before...

AniMill said...

6 1/2 is more like taking it to "11" - Public Speaking is considered the most frightening of phobias... Consider me an entry!

Kimberly Lynn said...

I haven't picked one of these up since 2008, so it's about time for a new one. LOL!

Thanks for the contest, Donna!

Karen said...

Yes, I need this book.

Jennifer said...

Oh, most definitely want! Also, the tips on not vomiting when public speaking. 'Cause you never know...

Becca Puglisi said...

Me! Me! Me!

#waveshandinair

Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

Gail Shepherd said...

And I thought I was the only one simultaneously fainting, dropping dead, and vomiting when called upon to speak in public!? The "silent but deadly killer" of children's book authors-- Shouldn't there be a support group?

Gail Shepherd said...

Also, MT Anderson is sort of my hero. I bet HE's never dropped dead in public. Just sayin.'

Jayne Moraski said...

Yes I need this book. My last one is from 2009 (I am so ashamed). They are critical. Thanks for this contest!

Tracie Phillips said...

Haven't had one of these books in a long time!

Toppolino said...

Thanks, Donna! I loved your workshop 12 3/4 ways to Tickle Your Funnybone at this year's New England SCBWI Conference. Looking forward to reading Olivia Bean, too.

~Maria

Wild About Words said...

Thanks, Maria! Can't tell you how much fun I had giving that workshop at the conference!

Lisa J. Michaels said...

Getting ready to submit, submit, submit! I NEED IT, want it, gotta have it! Can you send me a little more nerve and confidence to go with that whine??

The 3 Goobers said...

hi...I'm new to the group. I'm in to win :o)
thanks for the contest!

Rosemarie Gillen said...

Count me in.

BJ Lee said...

How very generous to offer this book! I'm in.

Faith E. Hough said...

You had me at singing hamster. :)

Sophia Chang said...

Yayyy thank you!! ::shaking my stick in support::

Will the Writer said...

Yes. I haven't bought one in a few years.
But more importantly, Donna's blog has a lot of helpful, interesting information!
Thanks!
Will

Billy Burgess said...

I'm a new follower! I write children/YA short stories, so I'm interested in this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mindy Alyse Weiss said...

I can't wait to read your article--it sounds great. :)