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Day 26: And the winner is…

writer mama back to school giveaway badgeCara Holman!

Congratulations, Cara. You have won the 2010 Poet’s Market by Robert Lee Brewer:

For an exciting recap of what you have won, please click here.

If you would be so kind as to send me your snail mail via e-mail at “writer mama at earthlink dot net” I will make sure you receive your winnings.

In case anyone is wondering, the winner each day is chosen by a random integer generator and has nothing to do with your comment, whether or not you know me, or your shoe size. 🙂

Thanks to everyone for participating.

Onward! There are still plenty of books to win!

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I’ll be asking for blogroll suggestions on the last day of the giveaway, September 30th.


The Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway 2009, Day Twenty-Seven

CWIM2We’re in the home stretch. What a fun month this has been!

Welcome to day twenty-seven of The Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway!

Children’s Writer & Illustrator’s Market by Alice Pope (Writer’s Digest Books) is the most trusted guide to the world of children’s publishing.

If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, 2010 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrators Market is the resource you need. Whether you create picture books or young adult novels, fiction or nonfiction, books or magazine articles—the 2010 edition tells you who to contact and what to send them. You’ll find:

  • Complete, up-to-date contact information for hundreds of book publishers, magazines, agents and art reps, as well as listings for organizations, contests, and conferences that offer important networking opportunities.
  • Interviews with and articles by industry insiders including prominent editors; National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr; Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist author Rachel Cohn; bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles Holly Black; authors Lisa Yee, Ellen Hopkins and Mitali Perkins; plus interviews with four debut authors who share their stories and offer advice.
  • Nearly 200 pages of informative and inspirational articles on children’s publishing topics like getting through your first draft, revision, naming characters, writing humor, the acquisitions process, writing GLBTQ books, graphic novels, and more.
  • And—new this year—access to all Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market listings in a searchable online database!

Alice-PopeAuthor Bio:

Alice Pope has been the editor of Children’s Writer’s & Illustrators Market for more than a decade. She is a former Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a frequent speaker at children’s writing conferences, and a collector of picture books.

If you are new to the giveaway, please read “Da Rules.”

Especially since folks have been getting, ahem, a little long-winded lately. This is funny because at the beginning of the giveaway folks weren’t writing long enough. Now I can’t get them to stop writing. 🙂

Please keep it between 50-200 words. Do you best!

Today’s question is…

What were your favorite children’s books when you were a very young child, a pre-schooler, a grade-schooler, a tween and a teen? Pick the age of the audience for your future children’s book based on the age you still identify with the most (a smart agent recommends this, so I’m borrowing her idea for this question). Have fun!

Give me the goods in 50-200 words, please. :)

Before you go! WE HAVE A CAUSE TO RAISE MONEY FOR THIS YEAR! Please read the story about the Applin family here and consider making a small contribution at some point during the giveaway. We’re aiming for $100/day collectively. Please help us help the Applin family adopt two beautiful children from Russia. :)

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