Monday, April 12, 2010

Best Writer's Contest vs. Random Destruction

If you are a writer, click here to check out Sarah Wylie's Contest. I copied and pasted the prizes, in case you thought I was exaggerating.

1 Lucky Winner will receive a critique of their first 30-40 pages by the fabulous Suzie Townsend + a pack of Twizzlers + a copy of Hex Hall

3 Lucky Winners will receive a query letter critique byone of these three agent extraordinaires: Kathleen Ortiz, Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, or Colleen Lindsay (One agent will be randomly assigned to each winner.)

1 Winner will receive a writer's survival guide consisting of Twizzlers, a copy of Silver Phoenix and When You Reach Me, and a cute notebook and pen so you're never tempted to do this:

1 Lucky winner will score a lunch date with THE Janet Reid and THE Suzie Townsend. Um, yeah, that's not a typo. (I'm tempted to enter myself. Would it be so wrong?) Unfortunately, this is not a free trip to NYC. BUT if you live in the NYC area, or whenever you're visiting NYC? You. Janet. Suzie. LUNCH.

And now, for the random destruction:

Yeah, and this next one takes a while to load (on my computer anyway), but it's totally worth it; you're going to watch it more than once anyway, especially if you have a little boy.

Now, let's go out with a bang, something closer to home.

On a constructive note, I'm mailing a revised poem to my favorite editor tonight. Wish me luck. ;)


  1. So you figured out the last line of the poem? Good job! I was going to tell you to send it over if you were still struggling (maybe additional eyes would help), but I'm glad you worked it out. :) Yay! And good luck. I'm still getting up the nerve to submit stuff to a couple kid magazines, Highlights being one of them.

    Also, thanks for the cool videos and for the info about the contest. Great prizes, indeed!


  2. I did, Amy, and I really like the changes that I made. Thanks, and you're welcome! :)

  3. Good luck, Myrna! And thanks for the heads-up about the contest. Those prizes are amazing!

  4. I'm thinking this is going to be one popular contest. Thanks for the reminder.

  5. Thanks, Krista!

    And good luck to everyone entering the contest!

  6. Good luck on the poem! And great contests, I'm off to check them out.

    Oh, and the Vegas one... they all have WAY too much money on their hands. :o)

  7. Thanks, Jackee! And they DID have way too much money on their hands. The recession hasn't been kind to Vegas.

  8. Good luck with your poem! My fingers are crossed for you.

    Isn't that contest incredible?

  9. I have an award for you on my blog. I wasn't sure when you were going to post next,so I thought I'd let you know now. :D

  10. I always love the videos you post, very cool! BTW, we just bought one of those BlendTec blenders and we love it! It WILL blend anything you put in it (although, I've never tried glow sticks or cell phones)

  11. I popped over from Stina's blog to say hello and congratulate you on your award! :-)

  12. Good luck with your poem!!! Awesome video posts!!

    I am over here from Stina's blog! Just wanted to say hello! Love your background!

  13. Good luck with your poem, fingers and toes crossed for you :o)

  14. Oh. Wow. I've been trying to finish a MG critique for a friend. I should stay away from my computer more often. :)

    Thank you all so much for wishing me luck with my poem. Now, I feel like I'm going to have to report back with the results. We'll see. If I end up with a contract, I'll let you know for sure.

    Susan, it is so incredible that I entered. And now, I'm not sure that I should have; I don't want an agent to see my manuscript yet. Maybe I'll whip it into shape by then. hahaha

    Stina, thanks for the award!

    Thanks, Southpaw!

    Vicki, thanks for commenting on the videos. I usually post videos that my kiddos like to watch because they're a little young to be exploring YouTube without supervision.

    Shannon and Jen, thanks so much for checking out my blog and commenting!

    And Niki, if crossing your toes doesn't do the trick, I don't know what would. ;)