Thursdays with Snip - contests & news

Happy Thursday! As usual, feel free to add any contests or interesting news in the comments!

Writerly News
(Ha ha, I switched the order on you this week!):

* Agents Who Blog - Lia Keyes has posted an awesome, insanely long list of Agents Who Blog, along with great query tips and even Pitch Workshop links (all in one post)! --> quick note... not all of the listed blogs have been updated recently.

* Twitter chat: TONIGHT, September 2nd at 7:00 CST, Kari Olsen of A Good Addiction will be holding a Twitter chat with at least six YA contemporary authors. Check out this link to find out the hashtag she will be using for the chat, along with names of specific authors. (And while you're over there, check out the contests listed at the top of her blog!)

* Operation Awesome: There's some awesomesauce (and a bit of Nutella) being spread over at Operation Awesome. Check it out. If you dare. To be aweseomed.

* If you haven't read Tahareh's Query like Shel Silverstein, you're missing out, my friends.

DL Hammond is on a quest - a quest to get followers from as many countries (and states) as possible. Check out this post to see if you could help him out.

* Check out Lydia Sharp's continuing On Queries, Part 2.


Query or One page critique:

Getting Past the Gatekeeper (deadline - this Friday at midnight).


* Enna Isilee is hosting a month long birthday bash on her blog, Squeaky Books. Twelve separate giveaways, twelve author interviews... this is one of those contests way too good to pass up! Check out the list of books being given away here.

* Grey Griffins Week Mega Giveaway: Shannon Whitney Messenger is giving away some great stuff this week. Check it out.

* Firelight: Win a signed finished copy of Sophie Jordan's Firelight at [Bloggers [[heart]] Books]. The interview with Will, the main character, and entry form is here.

* Win Books & Coffee: Shannon at Wringing out Words is hosting a contest for, well, a few reasons ! ;) Check out what's up for grabs (copied and pasted from her blog) below:

The grand Prize will be something that no true lover of books, whether it be writing or reading can do without. Coffee. Or, because of the postal system, a Starbucks Gift Certificate along with a copy of book one of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, Guilty Pleasures.

Second place is two books from Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld Series, Bitten and Stolen.

Third Place is the first book in Jacqueline Carey’s series, Kushiel’s Dart.

A guest blog will be offered to places 4-6 on my blog, Wringing out Words. And if there are more than 6 people who enter this contest, I may find prizes for places 7-10. Thanks for checking it out and good luck!


BK Mattingly said...

Great list! Thanks for all the links and entering my contest!

Amy Holder said...

Thanks for all the awesome links! I was sooo sad I couldn't make that twitter chat tonight. :( Hope everyone had a great time!

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

You're welcome Bethany!

And Amy, I missed it too, but searched for the hashtag and read everything later.

DL Hammons said...

Thanks for the shout out Jessica!! The only state I'm missing now is Mississippi. :)

Jessica L. Brooks (coffeelvnmom) said...

You are *so* welcome! =)