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Friday, September 16, 2011

Campaigner Notice-Board (Friday, 16 September 2011)

Check out these great blogfests, contests, and other announcements:
  1. From Rach at Rach Writes...: I'm holding my Beta-Match on Monday, September 19th. Stop back here at Rach Writes... if you're looking for a critique partner or beta reader - you can leave a comment in the post or contact others directly. Campaigners and non-Campaigners all welcome :) Also, don't forget to stop back here on Monday for the winners of my First Campaigner Challenge!!!
  2. From T.B. McKenzie at Magickless: I finished my fantasy map! and to celebrate I'm giving away a signed copy to the person who can write the best 150 word descriptions of one of the places on the map. Check it out here.
  3. From Ozlem at yikici: Just for fun, I have devised a game to test a theory of mine (about character voices); if you fancy joining in please pop by; sadly there are no prizes - but you are guaranteed interactive fun. So what are you waiting for? :) 
  4. From Elizabeth at Flora Ross The Writer Revived: As part of the nonfiction group (#53), I will be featuring all of my fellow group participants on my blog. Each Friday, from 9/23 through 10/28, I will provide links and bios for several of my group's members. And promote on FB, Twitter and Google+
  5. From Kallysten at Tales of Love and Seduction: Kallysten is giving away Romance Trading Cards! Check out her site for the details.
  6. From alberta ross at alberta ross: I am taking the first two of the Sefuty Chronicles on a book tour Sept.18th - Oct 8th. I'll be giving away copies of these books each week. Details of stops and give away will be posted on my blog.
  7. From Laura Pepper Wu at Ladies Who Critique: Ladies Who Critique, a critique partner finding site has beta launched and is welcoming women writers of all levels to join! Once we reach 500 members we will have huge giveaways... come join our fabulous community and stay tuned
  8. From Damyanti at Amlokiblogs: The RULE OF THREE is a great opportunity for writers of all genres to show off their writing skills in a shared setting--the town of Renaissance. This Mega-challenge would last through the month of October: new episode of the story to go up each Wednesday/Thursday based on weekly prompts! Some #writecampaign friends are already on board, so come join in the fun and show off your writing
  9. From Catherine Johnson at Catherine Johnson, Writer: To enter Jody Hedlund's Trailblazer contest with fab prizes go here. This contest is in connection with Jody's latest release The Doctor's Lady (which is awesome!).
  10. From D.J. Kirkby at D.J. Kirkby: I am giving away a Kindle on the first of December and the giveaway is open to readers worldwide. My giveaway page is here. The post with the first 5 ways to enter is here and each Friday (from the 15th Sept) I will be posting a new way readers can gain entry into the giveaway.
  11. From Jamila Jamison/Lena Corazon at Flights of Fancy: I've launched a new self-hosted blog using my new penname, Lena Corazon. Wordpress will redirect all traffic from my original blog, jamilajamison.com, but everyone may want to update their bookmarks and RSS readers. Details here
  12. From TD Tessier at Tide Watch: Remembering Andre Norton. Few readers of fantasy and science fiction are unfamiliar with this prolific writer. Readers and writers alike are invited to share where and how they first met with her work. Andre Norton was my introduction to fantasy and science fiction. I recently found out the same is true for my daughter and that we share a similar high school experience, albeit 30 years apart. I thought this might be an interesting first blog event for me. There are no rules, no prizes, no deadlines; just a chance to share what I suspect to be a common experience. Check it out here.
  13. From Michael Di Gesu at In Time ...: What I did on my summer vacation Blogfest ... Remember those Compositions in grade school. Why not let summer last a bit longer and write a 300-500 mini essay on what fun things you did this summer. It could be ANYTHING and pictures are a must... Details here.
  14. From Sommer Leigh at Tell Great Stories: Sommer has started accepting sign-ups for MonsterFest 2011 - a blogfest from Oct 1-31st celebrating all things that go bump in the night. Participants pick a day in October to do a creature feature on their blog and enjoy contests and giveaways throughout the month. Details on the blogfest are at this page.
  15. From Lady Gwen at Run Gwen, Run!: Lady Gwen's Judge & Jury Blogfest has is now going until the end of September. Write a 300 word defense scene and come prepared to defend yourself. Lots of prizes! Come and join us
  16. From Ruth Schiffmann at Out on a Limb, Shy Writer Goes Social: There's still time to get in on the book giveaway in honor of my daughter's new book blog. Three great YA & MG books up for grabs. Details here
  17. From Michael McDuffee at Michael McDuffee's Blog: Interviews with #writecampaign folks - @SarahKetley posted, others coming very soon. Read them here.
  18. From Michelle Merrill at Perfecting the Craft: 300 followers and blogoversary giveaway! Come win one of three first chapter critique's. The giveaway ends Sunday night, September 18th. Check it out here.
  19. From Doreen McGettigan at Doreen: "My first book ""BRISTOL bOYZ STOMP"" is now available the link is on my site...insert happy dancing and tears here... Also, on my quest to reach 1000 followers I have an ongoing contest with some great prizes...look for the ""Big Contest""
  20. From Angelina C. Hansen at Angelina C. Hansen: Attention YA and MG writers! The BWB Blog Contest is up. Tell us about your best-writer buddy and you can win an agent query critique and other prizes! Open through midnight 9/30. Details here
  21. From Nicole Basaraba at Nicole Basaraba's Uni-Verse-City: Nicole Basaraba has started her own Writers' Uni-Verse-City, a place where writers can learn about the craft from each other: giving tips, suggesting books and other study materials, and looking at current topics in the publishing industry through Wednesday blog posts. Email Nicole about writing a guest post. More information is available here.
  22. From Sara at On Ink and Writing: I'm giving away a copy of Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey to support books with gay characters. The giveaway is open internationally! Details here.
  23. From Sher A Hart at Sher A Hart: Fantasy Writer's Fancies: Indulge your darkest fantasy--as long as it's chocolate--in my Chocolate Contest (with $10 gift card option) open now on my blog under the tab: Chocolate Contest: Follow me to win. This contest is ongoing with monthly drawings and each winner can choose their favorite chocolate or gift card. Okay, if you really want a book, I have tons of those too. Congratulations to Super Happy Jen, the first winner!
  24. From Susanna Hill at Susanna Leonard Hill: Writers - come join us for Would You Read It Wednesday, a weekly feature where writers help other writers with their pitches. The best pitch of the month wins a pitch critique from editor Erin Molta! (We welcome comments from everyone, but as mine is a children's blog the pitches are for children's books up through YA.). Check it out here
  25. From Alison Miller at Left Brained By Day; Write Brained - All the Time: In celebration of its launch this week, YA Confidential is hosting an epic giveaway! ARCs, agent critiques, and prize packs could be yours! Details here.
  26. From Danyelle Leafty at Danyelle Leafty: I'm having a contest to spread the word about my subscription-based serial novel. I'd love for people to stop by and check it out. Participants have a chance to win free e-books, SWAG, and a $50.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Details here
  27. From Danyelle Leafty at Danyelle Leafty: I'm planning a Marketing Madness event on my blog for October. I'm looking for guest posts on marketing tips and techniques. Please contact me via my contact form if you'd like to participate. 
  28. From Daina Rustin at Mystic Treehouse: My first try at self-publishing is up on Smashwords. It's a short story, and you can download it for free from here. I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a review if you read it, even if it's a negative one! Details here
  29. From J.L. Campbell at The Character Depot: On Monday, September 19, J.L. Campbell will be launching a collection of award-winning Jamaican stories, Don't Get Mad...Get Even. Smashwords link is here. Meantime, you can get a taste of Campbell's work by downloading a free copy of Giving up the Dream. That link is here. Amazon link to come next week! Please help spread the word! Many thanks!
If you have a blogfest, a contest, or a something-or-other you want me to let people know about, fill out this form and I'll run your announcement in the following Friday's post. Make sure you include all the details please. If your announcement is for a continuing event that you want included in other Notice-Boards, you'll need to fill out the form again each week.

And don't forget to stop back at Rach Writes... on Monday for:
  1. Beta-Match (an opportunity for you to find critique partners and/or beta readers); and
  2. the announcement of the winners of my First Campaigner Challenge (plus prizes galore, woot!!!).


writing and living by Richard P Hughes said...

So much is going on, it's overwhelming. At least there's something for everyone.

Michelle Merrill said...

Holy Notice-Board! Thanks for posting all that Rach, and thanks for all the links.

J.L. Campbell said...

Oh, yeah, lots going on with us Campainers. Thanks for getting my announcement in! Have a great weekend.

Julie Flanders said...

Wow, it's amazing to see how much is going on with all the Campaigners! Thanks for sharing, I feel inspired just reading through the list. Have a great weekend! :)

Heather said...

SO much great stuff to check out! Love it, this will keep me busy all morning. ;)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

The monster thing Sommer is running sounds fun for October.

Super Happy Jen said...

Overwhelming. I can barely skim all the blogs I'm following now and I'm pretty sure everyone else is too busy to visit mine. (I got 29 comments on the entry with the campaign challenge in it but only a few or zero on subsequent entries). I want to pick a few favourite blogs to visit, but each one is great, and leads me to other great blogs. I really should be writing!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I have not checked out the whole list. Really wanted to say thanks first!!

Enjoy your weekend.

Write Life said...

Wow! Seriously wow! Where do you find the time!
Thanks for pulling all this together. Can you drop me a line about the crit match ups? Also how did you go with all the WriteonCon stuff?
I read a bit and it sounded fantastic!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Wow, Rach,

A LOT is certainly going on this week. Thanks for posting my blogfest. It should be a blast.

Have a great weekend... I'll see you Monday.

ruth.the.writer said...

Not sure where to leave the comment about the match-ups, but I'd love to participate!

Jules said...

wow That's a lot of interesting things going on for sure!

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