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March Giveaways and Contests

I’ve decided to continue with my list of contests for anyone who is interested because I found that it helps me organize which ones I have entered, which ones I haven’t, and which blogs to check to see if I have won. Now, I have won a lot over the last month, and that has made me really happy. Maybe it’s good karma…or maybe it’s just luck. Anyway, here’s the list.

Of course, the list is always being updated, so be sure to keep checking back!

And, if you know about any contests that aren't posted here, please let me know, so I can post them!!

Book Contests

http://purplehearts.wordpress.com/2008/03/02/honorary-heartlettes-mary-buckham-and-dianna-love/
(1) winner gets: a set of (5) Break Into Fiction templates
(1) winner gets: a critique of your query or cover letter
contest ended

http://jessicaburkhart.blogspot.com/
There are usually author Q & A’s and giveaways every Friday.

http://www.melissacwalker.com/blog/
Melissa has a Win-It Wednesday, check back there for prizes.
Current contest: (1) winner gets: a signed copy of A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian. (ends next Wednesday)

http://www.elizabethwrites.com/blog/
Elizabeth has weekly contests on her blog and MySpace.
Current contest: (1) winner gets: an iPod nano OR a $200 gift certificate to the bookstore of their choice.
(20) winners get: a $20 gift certificate to the bookstore of their choice. (ends 5/02/08)

http://sarahantz.com/blog/2008/03/11/presenting-melissa-walker-2/#comments
(1) winner gets: Violet by Design by Melissa Walker. contest ended

http://teenfictioncafe.blogspot.com/2008/03/release-day-musings.html
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Violet by Design by Melissa Walker. (ends 3/07/08)
contest ended

http://alexayoung.blogspot.com/2008/03/alexas-arcwin-yours-today.html
(1) winner gets: an ARC of Frenemies by Alexa Young. (ends 3/10/08) contest ended

http://girlsjustreading.blogspot.com/2008/03/win-copy-of-change-of-heart.html
(2) winners get: an signed copy of Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. (ends 3/12/08, midnight EST)
contest ended

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=56001531&blogID=362907160&Mytoken=4EABC9B4-D684-4CD8-81F9C7F26E1F785559649046
(10) winners get: a signed copy of You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn. (ends 3/15/08)
contest ended
*You have to be her MySpace friend.

http://yafresh.blogspot.com/2008/03/caption-it-were-running-contest-this.html
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of either How to Hook a Hottie by Tina Ferraro OR Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra. (ends 3/16/08, 5 p.m. PST)
contest ended

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=191670455&blogID=365296048&indicate=1
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Not Anything by Carmen Rodrigues. (ends 3/16/08)
contest ended
*You have to be her MySpace friend.

http://thepageflipper.blogspot.com/2008/03/wakelisa-mcmann-spotlight.html
(1) winner gets: Wake by Lisa McMann. (ends 3/17/08)
contest ended

http://www.teenreads.com/features/wom/word-of-mouth.asp
(1) winner gets: Airman by Eoin Colfer. (ends 3/20/08, noon)
contest ended

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=205076665&blogID=367785699&indicate=1
(8) different prize packs, see link for what you can win. (ends 3/21/08, 8 p.m. EST)
contest ended
*You have to be her MySpace friend.

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=209663486&blogID=367647634&indicate=1
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of The Comeback Season by Jennifer E. Smith. (ends 3/23/08, 9 p.m. EST)
contest ended
*You have to be their MySpace friend.

http://thestorysiren.blogspot.com/2008/03/win-copy-of-city-of-ashes.html
(1) winner gets: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare. (ends 3/26/08, midnight)
contest ended

http://thecompulsivereader.blogspot.com/2008/03/march-book-of-month-luxe-by-anna.html
(10) winners get: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. (ends 3/26/08, midnight)
contest ended

http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog/2008/03/25/you-had-me-at-halo/
(1) winner gets: You Had Me at Halo by Amanda Ashby. (ends 3/27/08)
contest ended

http://wordforteens.blogspot.com/2008/03/win-signed-copy-of-frenemies.html
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Frenemies by Alexa Young. (ends 3/28/08)
contest ended

http://www.hachettebookgroupusa.com/features/calonita/index.html
(1) grand prize winner gets: $500 shopping spree gift card, $200 spa gift card, a makeup kit, Secrets of My Hollywood Life series by Jen Calonita (1-3).
(10) runner ups get: a makeup kit, Secrets of my Hollywood Life: Family Affairs by Jen Calonita. (ends 3/30/08)
contest ended

http://harmonybookreviews.wordpress.com/2008/03/20/easter-book-giveaway/
(5 - 10) winners get: (1) of a variety of books. (ends 3/31/08)
contest ended

http://www.jerismithready.com/blog/2008/03/interview-with-rachel-vincent-author-of.html
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Rogue by Rachel Vincent (ends 3/31/08, 5 p.m. EST)
contest ended

https://subscribe.hearstmags.com/subscribe/seventeen/14998
(20) winners get: Violet by Design by Melissa Walker and Lancome Juicy Tube lipgloss. (ends 3/31/08, 9 p.m. EST)
contest ended

http://www.ancientmirrors.com/
(5) winners get: a signed copy of Dragon Queen by Jayel Gibson. (ends 3/31/08, 7 p.m. PST)
contest ended

http://thepageflipper.blogspot.com/2008/02/march-prize-pack-giveaway.html
(1) winner gets: The Unspoken by Thomas Fahy; Fake Boyfriend by Kate Brian; Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter; Here, There Be Dragons and In Search for the Red Dragon by James A. Owen; Tweak by Nic Sheff. (ends 3/31/08, midnight)
contest ended

http://yawriters.blogspot.com/2008/03/pick-your-own-favorite-aka-win-win-win.html
(1) winner gets: an ARC of Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs. (ends 3/31/08, midnight PST)
contest ended

http://www.teensreadtoo.com/ShadowMountainContest.html
(25) winners get: The Thirteenth Reality: A Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner.
(25) winners get: Fablehaven and Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman, and a Fablehaven poster. (ends 3/31/08)
contest ended

http://prettytough.com/2008/03/11/screwball_contest/
(3) winners get: Screwball by Keri Mikulski, a Pretty Tough profile, subscription to Fastpitch Forever magazine. (ends 3/31/08)
contest ended

http://www.maggiemarr.com/contest.php
(1) grand prize winner gets: a signed copy of Holly
wood Girls Club and a signed ARC of Secrets of the Hollywood Girls Club by Maggie Marr.
(2) winners get: a signed copy of Hollywood Girls Club by Maggie Marr. (ends 3/31/08)
contest ended

http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=1019
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Hollywood Girls Club by Maggie Marr, a signed ARC of Secrets of the Hollywood Girls Club by Maggie Marr, and a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card. (ends end of month)
contest ended

http://ibteens.blogspot.com/2008/03/contest.html
(1) winner gets: Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith and a signed bookmark.
(4) runner ups get: a signed bookmark. (ends end of month)
contest ended

http://www.teensreadtoo.com/Contests.html
Check back here monthly for a list of books you can win and how to enter. (ends end of month)
contest ended

http://www.yabookscentral.com/
(5) winners get: The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriot.
(20) winners get: a signed copy of Rose by Any Other Name by Maureen McCarthy.
If you can’t find the contests, they are on the left panel under “YABC Giveaways!”
*be sure to answer the question asked. (ends end of month)
contest ended

http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=998
(1) winner gets: The Devil's Footprints by Amanda Stevens, an Original Sin (fig leaf fragrance) candle from A Scent of Scandal, and a CD of The Devil’s Footprints theme by the German band Breathe. (ends end of month)
contest ended

http://classof2k8.com/index.php?id=80
three books from the authors of the 2k8 class.

http://www.insideadog.com.au/winstuff/index.php
to win: the first two books of the Girlfriend Fiction series, and an annual subscription to the Girlfriend magazine.

http://cheeseandbooks.blogspot.com/2008/03/new-my-first-contest.html
(3) winners get: Teach Me by R.A. Nelson and a Japanese snack. (ends 4/01/08)

http://readingkeepsyousane.blogspot.com/2008/03/contest-win-pretty-little-devils.html
(1) winner gets: Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder. (ends 4/04/08, 12 p.m. Central)

http://thestorysiren.blogspot.com/2008/03/win-copy-of-airhead.html
(1) winner gets: an ARC of Airhead by Meg Cabot. (ends 4/09/08, midnight EST)

http://livsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-first-contest.html
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Jinx by Meg Cabot. (ends 4/12/08, midnight Central)

http://kimberlypauley.com/2008/03/06/win-an-advance-copy-of-sucks-to-be-me/
(1) winner gets: an ARC of Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley. (ends 4/15/08)

http://www.teenreads.com/community/contests/0802-gammaglamma.asp
(20) winners get: Gamma Glamma by Kim Flores. (ends 4/21/08, 11:59 p.m.)

http://www.teenreads.com/features/grab_bag/contest.asp
(5) winners get: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, Hotlanta by Denene Millner and Mitzi Miller, How to be Popular by Meg Cabot, Quest for the Lost City of Gold by Stephen Biesty, Yoga for Teens Card Deck by Mary Kaye Chryssicas, and a Teenreads.com tote bag. (ends 4/23/08, 11:59 p.m.)

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=163318678&blogID=371545300
(2) winners get: By Venom's Sweet Sting by Tiffany Trent. (ends 4/30/08, 10 p.m. CST)

http://jvibe.com/headcase-contest
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Head Case by Sarah Aronson. (ends 4/30/08)

http://www.marycastillo.com/contest.html
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta.
(1) winner gets: a $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com. (ends 4/30/08)

http://www.michaelspradlin.com/contest.php
(1) winner gets: Spy Goddess: Live and Let Shop by Michael Spradlin. (ends 5/01/08)

http://www.megcabot.com/winprizes.php
(5) winners get: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot.
(1) grand prize winner also gets: an ARC of Airhead by Meg Cabot. (ends 5/01/08, 11:59 p.m. EST)

http://www.teenreads.com/community/contests/0803-cathysbook.asp#form
(25) winners get: Cathy's Book by Sean Stewart. (ends 5/14/08, 11:59 p.m.)

http://www.harperteen.com/contests.asp
Current Contests:
(20) winners get: MySpace/OurPlanet. (ends 6/01/08, 5 p.m. EST)
(12) winners, (1) each month, get: an iPod Shuffle. (ends 12/31/08, 5 p.m. EST)

http://www.pickapoppy.com/contests.html
(1) winner gets: a signed copy of Bratfest at Tiffany's by Lisi Harrison and a silver charm bracelet.
(10) runner ups receive: a collection of Clique books. (ends 7/25/08)

http://freshfiction.com/contests.php
a list of various book contests

http://writerspace.com/contests/index.html
a list of various book contests

Writing Contests

Call for Orb28 Submissions
http://orb28.blogspot.com/2007/12/call-for-orb28-submissions.html
great if you are creative, see link for details

Little Truths writing contest
http://litpark.com/2008/02/20/oronte-churm-and-a-little-contest-between-litpark-and-mcsweeneys/
see link; scroll down for details and prizes. (ends 3/07/08)
contest ended

PUSH novel contest
http://www.thisispush.com/write/index.asp
possibility of publication. (ends 3/14/08)
contest ended

St. Patrick's Day writing contest
http://www.childrencomefirst.com/onlinewriter.shtml/
see link for details. (ends 3/31/08)

poetry contest
http://www.teenreads.com/community/contests/seaman_poetry_award.asp
$500 cash prize and publication in literary journal Hanging Loose. (ends 6/01/08)

Return to Luna short story contest
http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=24910
winning stories published in an anthology Return to Luna, possible inclusion in Best of the Year science fiction anthologies, free 1-year membership to the National Space Society.
Grand prize winner also get: a review of their short story in NSS's magazine Ad Astra, and on the NSS and Hadley Rille Books websites. (ends 6/15/08)

Gift Certificates (Monthly)

http://thebestreviews.com/contest.php
(1) winner gets: a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com or BN.com.

http://www.sandyblair.net/contest.shtm
(1) winner gets: a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card.

http://www.barbarabretton.com/contest.shtml
(1) winner gets: a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

http://www.emmaholly.com/CONTESTS.htm
(1) winner gets: a $50 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

http://www.sarahmccarty.net/contest.html
(1) winner gets: a $15 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

http://www.bertricesmall.net/contest.shtml
(1) winner gets: a $25 gift certificate to Borders Books.

http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=1014
(1) winner gets:
a $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble.

http://freshfiction.com/contest.php?id=959
(1) winner gets: a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com and a tote bag.

Non-Book Contests

http://www.prettylittleliars.com/contests.vm
(1) winner gets: a Tiffany & Co. toggle bracelet with a heart charm like Hanna's from Pretty Little Liars. (ends 3/30/08, 11:59 p.m. EST)
contest ended

http://www.privatenovels.com/contests.vm
(1) winner gets: a Billings pendant necklace. (ends 4/29/08, 11:59 p.m. EST)

http://forms3.createforms.com/51421/form_2_1.html
(1) winner gets: an Eiffel Tower necklace with Swarovski Crystal and white gold. (ends 5/01/08)

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/html/enter/twelvesweeps.html
Twelve Ticket to Teendom sweepstakes, see link for prizes and rules. (postmarked 5/16/08, received by 5/23/08)

http://www.mypromstyle.com/publics/win/
some non-book contests here

http://www.alloy.com/archive/1/7/
a couple of non-book contests

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bria said...

Hi there -

You usually find us, but I thought I'd let you know our March contest is up at the Purple Hearts!

Mary Buckham and Dianna Love are giving away a set of 5 BREAK INTO FICTION templates from their teaching series and a critique of a query or cover letter.

Thanks so much for being such a great resource - I'm always seeing stuff here to follow up on!

purplehearts.wordpress.com

Bria

Jessica Burkhart said...

Thanks for the link, Rachel! :)

orb28 said...

Thanks so much for mentioning orb28! I'm Julia, one of the adult editors on the site. While the microsite (www.orb28.com) has starter info, we update the orb28 blog regularly with lots of submission ideas and media-creating resources. Check us out! We're really excited to receive everyone's submissions!!

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