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Day Twenty-nine drawing: And the winner is…

Katrina, Katrina, Katrina…how many wins is this?

Who cares? You won again! Congrats again, Katrina.

You’ve won the 2009 Guide to Literary Agents edited by Chuck Sambuchino!

To reread about what you’ve won, click here.

Please send me your snail mail address at writer mama at earthlink dot net.

Thanks everyone for participating! There is just one chance left to win the 2008 Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway!!!

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WMBTSG Day Thirty (Comment to this post to enter today’s drawing)

It’s the last day, folks! Welcome to day thirty of the Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. Today’s giveaway is the 2009 Deluxe Writer’s Market by Robert Brewer!!! [This giveaway has a $50 value. Okay, $49.99. Whatever!]

2009 Writer’s Market Deluxe Edition

Edited by Robert Lee Brewer

Want up-to-the-minute information right now? Then you need to upgrade to our Deluxe Edition! This powerhouse package includes the 2009 Writer’s Market book PLUS a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com, our state-of-the-art searchable database of listings and writing information that’s updated every day! This members-only Web site will be your one-stop-shop for all things writing-and you can personalize it to meet your specific needs! Plus, you’ll have instant access to an additional 2,000+ listings that aren’t in the book! Use the fastest, most reliable, and easy-to-use information available to writers and get the jump on your writing competition today.

Robert blogs at Poetic Asides.

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Today’s question:

Got any tips or shortcuts you can share on hunting for markets? Are you the type of writer to use a market guide, go straight to the source, or do you surf until you get the scoop? Feel free to share or not share the names of any and all resources you use. Writers can never have and use too many market resources!

If this is your first post in the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.”

You may post your comments until midnight PST on September 30th.

News, news, and more news…

Well, there has been a lot going on in the blogosphere, not to mention the world, while I’ve been busy with the giveaway and all my usual obligations. So thought I’d do a little list of wonderful news:

1. Two of my very good friends are now moms! This IS exciting for both of them and for their families (and friends, too!).

Sage Cohen gave birth to Theodore (Theo) Robertson Luchs-Cohen. He was born Wednesday, September 17 at 11:40 a.m. weighing 8 lbs, 14 oz and measuring 20.5 inches long.

And Kristin Bair O’Keeffee and her husband Andrew traveled from Shanghai to Vietnam (actually from Maine to Shanghai to Vietnam but that’s another story) to pick up their long-awaited daughter, Tulliver (Tully) Quinn Loan O’Keeffe. She is beautiful. 🙂

You can read up on both moms’ adventures (and misadventures) on their respective blogs:

Meet Theo

&

Shanghai Adventures of a Trailing Spouse

Yay, babies!

2. Writer Mama received a kick-butt review in my graduate school alumni magazine, Demo 7, from Columbia College Chicago. You can read the review by Christine Simokaitis here.

3. My wonderful editor, Jane Friedman, has been promoted to Publisher & Editorial Director of the F+W writing communities. I’m so happy for her! She is totally deserving of this promotion and will bring her intuitive vision, excellent judgment, and ten years of veteran experience to the job.

4. My equally wonderful agent, Rita Rosenkranz, was featured in MediaBistro.com today and guess which of her clients’ books she decided to feature with her profile?

Did you guess yet?

Mine!

5. I’m blogging on platform development over at Scott Francis’ blog, The M-Word, at Writersdigest.com. My favorite part is the typos. I’m used to being able to correct those as I go. Oh, well.

6. Writer’s Daily listed Writers on the Rise in the recommended top five e-newsletters.

7. And under bragging rights, I’ve been invited to teach a workshop at Wordstock Festival of Books this year. I will offer “Nonfiction Writing Rhythms” on Saturday, Nov. 8th from 12:45-1:45 PM.

WMBTSG Day Twenty-Eight Drawing: And the winner is…

Jaymie!
It’s a good day to be a Packer’s fan. (My husband is also one.)
You have won a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com!

Congrats, Jaymie. Enjoy your subscription!

To reread about what you’ve won, click here.

Please send me your snail mail address at writer mama at earthlink dot net.

Thanks everyone for participating! And don’t worry, there are still 2 chances to win!

Please, tell everyone you know about the 2008 Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway.

WMBTSG Day Twenty Nine (Comment to this post to enter today’s drawing)

Welcome to day twenty-nine of the Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. Today’s giveaway is the 2009 Guide to Literary Agents by Chuck Sambuchino!!!

Save yourself time, energy, and disappointment by researching this newest edition of the Guide to Literary Agents where you’ll find up-to-date contact information and submission guidelines for the agent or editor who is open to looking at your manuscript for possible representation. Listings have been updated and verified. This edition also includes informative articles to help you present your work like a pro.

You’ll find more great info in Chuck’s blog.

Also, if you are looking for excellent agent and editor interviews, including an interview with Chuck, check out those by Cindy Hudson and Lori Russell over at Writers on the Rise.

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Today’s question:

You shared a bit about agents and editors on day twenty-one of the giveaway. Today, I’d like you tell us: why will an agent wish to partner with you? What do you have going for you as a writer that will cause agents to take notice? Don’t just tell us about your writing. In fact, let’s assume you write well. And you have a marketable idea. I want you to see you through an agent’s eyes. What’s to like? Choose qualities you think are relevant to selling books.

If this is your first post in the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.”

You may post your comments until midnight PST on September 29th.

Day Twenty-Seven Drawing: And the winner is…

Jennifer Crain!!!
You have won Page After Page & Chapter After Chapter by Heather Sellers.

Congrats, Jennifer. Enjoy your books!

To reread about what you’ve won, click here.

Please send me your snail mail address at writer mama at earthlink dot net.

Thanks everyone for participating! And don’t worry, there are still 4 chances to win!

Please, tell everyone you know about the 2008 Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway.


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