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).
September 19, 2011
Win a Copy of the 2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
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Donna! I need to know how not to throw up in front of a crowd ;o)
How will i know when it's Wednesday? They all blur.
Oh, I so need this book!
And I need to know how not to die from public-speaking. I've come close before...
6 1/2 is more like taking it to "11" - Public Speaking is considered the most frightening of phobias... Consider me an entry!
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!
Yes, I need this book.
Oh, most definitely want! Also, the tips on not vomiting when public speaking. 'Cause you never know...
Me! Me! Me!
Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse
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?
Also, MT Anderson is sort of my hero. I bet HE's never dropped dead in public. Just sayin.'
Yes I need this book. My last one is from 2009 (I am so ashamed). They are critical. Thanks for this contest!
Haven't had one of these books in a long time!
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.
Thanks, Maria! Can't tell you how much fun I had giving that workshop at the conference!
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??
hi...I'm new to the group. I'm in to win :o)
thanks for the contest!
Count me in.
How very generous to offer this book! I'm in.
You had me at singing hamster. :)
Yayyy thank you!! ::shaking my stick in support::
Yes. I haven't bought one in a few years.
But more importantly, Donna's blog has a lot of helpful, interesting information!
I'm a new follower! I write children/YA short stories, so I'm interested in this book. Thanks for the giveaway!
I can't wait to read your article--it sounds great. :)
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