Posts tagged with contests

Nov 8 2018

A taste for cheese


For the past six moths, PBS has been running their “The Great American Read” survey, which garnered over four million votes. The winner (which was always the frontrunner) was Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, which beat everything from Harry Potter to Pride and Prejudice...

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Oct 11 2016

Get famous


According the Folio Society's blog, they recently announced the subject of their 2017 Book Illustration Competition: they are looking for someone to illustrate Jane Austen's Mansfield Park...

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Jul 29 2014

You bring the sunscreen, they provide the books.


The website TeenReads is currently offering a great book giveaway package: their eighth annual "Beach Bag of Books" contest. I don't know if you get an actual beach bag, but the chosen titles look like a genuinely fun assortment...

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Jan 15 2014

Books and jewelry


Sourcebooks is sponsoring a contest on BookPage in celebration of their new reprints of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables books. The grand prize is two Tiffany & Co. sterling silver key pendants, the 5 second place winners will each receive...

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Nov 15 2011

Would-be authors take note

There's another writing competition in the works: the Serendipity Literary Agency and the Gotham Writers’ Workshop are hosting their second "Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition". Aspiring YA ...

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Nov 8 2011

Romance Writing 101

Aspiring romance novelists take note: Harlequin is kicking off their second "So You Think You Can Write" contest this week. (Actually, I suspect this event would benefit more than just budding ro...

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Mar 31 2011

A thorough knowledge of drawing

AustenBlog is giving their readers a heads-up about another Jane Austen-related contest: there's going to be an art competition focused on Stoneleigh Abbey, an English estate that belonged to Aust...

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Feb 8 2011

Holiday contest

In honor of Valentine's Day, romance novelists Lisa Kleypas and Teresa Medeiros are giving away a wi-fi Kindle and a wi-fi Nook. To enter, make sure you're a member (Fan? Follower? Whatever they ...

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Jan 12 2011

Show your Judy Blume love!

Random House Audio has kicked off a Judy Blume Journal Contest. Share your favorite Blume-related story or memory online and you'll be entered to win an iPod Touch, iTunes gift card, collection o...

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Jan 3 2011

Finally, a chance for all that Jane Austen fanfic to pay off...

The fine people at The Republic of Pemberley are hosting a writing contest focused on Jane Austen-inspired short stories. If you are an unpublished author of legal age, your Austen-esque story co...

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Nov 8 2010

Not bad, not bad at all.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is apparently planning on giving away several advance-reader copies of her upcoming book Call Me Irresistible over the next few months, so if you're a fan of hers you migh...

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Jul 26 2010

The price is right

Quick-on-the-draw Kelley Armstrong fans should whip over to SF Signal and enter their Waking the Witch giveaway. The contest ends at 10:00 PM (Central Time) tonight, so you've still got a little ...

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Jul 21 2010

Behind the times

How did I miss this? The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton contest results were released late last month, and this year's winner is (as they always are) a delight:For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's a...

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Jul 20 2010

Manga for the rich and famous

Huh. If you're artistically inclined, this might be worth investigating: according to AnimeNewsNetwork, the Italian fashion label Prada has announced a Manga-themed contest in celebration of its ...

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May 4 2010

Teachers/parents/etc. take note...

I'm not sure if this contest will be of personal interest to our normal demographic, but it sounded too good to ignore: Random House Books and the Kids Crooked House Company have put together an ...

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Apr 22 2010

Contest news...

Flat broke, but still in the market for a Mother's Day gift? Check out's Mother's Day Contest. In addition to a variety of Mom-inspired reading material, they're also giving awa...

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Dec 1 2009


In fact? Ewwwwwwww.According to the AP Wire, Jonathan Littell's book The Kindly Ones (a prize-winning, best-selling, 900-page-long "epic" narrated by a fictional Nazi officer and originally publis...

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Oct 28 2009

Would-be writers take note!

Any budding YA writers out there?If any of you are harboring dreams of becoming the Next Big Thing in young adult publishing, you need to check out's current contest: aspiring author...

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Oct 1 2009

Want to win a copy of The Other Mr. Darcy?

Then brush up on your Austen trivia, because Sourcebooks is having a contest to celebrate the release of Monica Fairview's new novel The Other Mr. Darcy. Beginning today, Ms. Fairview's blog will ...

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Jul 21 2009

Free stuff all over the place

The Sugar Network is currently running two book-focused contests: a Kindle giveaway and a "Battle of the Books" game with $100 daily (and $1000 monthly) prizes. Good luck to those who enter!

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Jun 30 2009

It's that time of year again...

...Bulwer-Lytton time!There are several excellent entries for this venerable contest celebrating terrible first sentences for imaginary novels, but my favorites are these:The gutters of Manhattan ...

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Apr 2 2009

Contest follow up

We just sent out notices to the winners of our Georgette Heyer Giveaway, so if you entered that contest, please check your e-mail.As always, we'd like to send our sincere thanks out to both Source...

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Mar 16 2009

Hunger Games sequel coming at us a little faster than expected.

I got an e-mail from Scholastic on Friday, letting me know that they've bumped up the release date for Catching Fire, the sequel to Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games. It's now coming out on Septembe...

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Feb 13 2009

Boys Before Flowers contest

If you're a K-drama fan with video-making skills, Dramabeans is having a Boys Before Flowers-themed giveaway. Submit your fan-made parody video for your chance to win one of three prizes.Good luck!

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Jan 13 2009

Contest news for action/suspense fans!

Stephen J. Cannell fans take note: in honor of Mr. Cannell's new book On the Grind, his website is running a contest with some truly excellent prizes, including a Garmin Nuvi 760 GPS, autographed ...

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Dec 18 2008

More contest news, too!

I know, I know: we've had contests coming out of our ears. But this one's a little different: we're pointing you guys in the direction of the 5th Annual Menu For Hope, an annual fundraising event ...

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Dec 16 2008

Contest news

Today, dear readers, is my beloved Jane Austen's birthday, and the fine folks at AustenBlog are celebrating with a couple of contests: send them an e-mail to enter to win either a free copy of Ama...

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Dec 12 2008

Contest news for the 14-and-under crowd

Nickelodeon Magazine has listed the nominees for its first Comics Awards, and now through the end of December, kids ages 14 and under can vote for their favorites, and two lucky readers will win a...

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Dec 8 2008

Contest winners

Our "Win a Wordcandy-approved Supernatural Romance" contest is now over, and e-mails have gone out to the winners. Please check your mail, participants, and keep checking back for news about our n...

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Dec 2 2008

Contest news

Powell's Books is giving away a full, 20-volume set of the Oxford English Dictionary (something I have always dreamed of owning). Click here for details!

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