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Friday, February 24, 2012

Campaigner Notice-Board (Friday, February 24th, 2012)

Hey guys, another week of my Fourth Campaign has now passed :)

The First Campaigner Challenge is going fabulously, and we've just hit the magic 200 entries!!! There's still time to enter, though only a few hours left until 11.59pm Friday, EDT, so get in quick! "Like" voting will be open for another week for those making their way through all the awesome entries. The judges are hard at work (thank you judges!) on judging your entries, and we're sorting out and allocating prizes as we speak.

Make sure you come back for the Second Campaigner Challenge on Monday, March 5th. I'm putting the finishing touches on the Challenge now, and it'll be much harder *grins* (though there'll be easier options too for those of you who wish to take them). Here's a clue:

And, of course, check out these great blogfests, contests, and other announcements:
  • From K.T. Hanna at K.T. Hanna – The Scribble Muse: March 2012 is a #writemotivation Goal-Check Month! "The point of a #writemotivation Goal-Check Months is not about competition or getting first or second place - the only competition is with yourself and that damned writer’s ego. There will be rewards in the way of critiques, betas, and perhaps technical blog help for those who achieve their personal goals. Sign Up closes Feb 28 11:59pm CST. Check it out here
  • From Callie Kingston at Callie Kingston: Blog Tour for Undertow runs Feb. 16 through March 13th. Giveaways at each stop, plus entry to grand prize drawing. Drop by my blog and take a look! 
  • From Mark Koopmans at Aloha, and Hi! from Hi!: As I was born and reared in Dublin, Ireland, I'm mad excited for my Blog O'Hop with the theme of Got Irish - Get Pinched If You Don't Post! The linky list will officially open from March 12 to March 16, with the invitation to post the next day, which is, of course St. Patrick's Day :) 
  • From Daniel R. Marvello at The Vaetra Files: If you have published a fantasy book that includes magic, consider joining your peers at The Magic Appreciation Tour and Book Sale. This is a unique Web-site is specifically for fans of magical fantasy, where readers find books and authors find friends. The Magic Appreciation Tour includes other Campaign alumnae (Roger Eschbacher and Katharina Gerlach) and the current Campaigner Vanna Smythe.
  • From Daisy Carter at Fresh as a Daisy: In honor of the campaign, Daisy Carter is having a multiple books GIVEAWAY! Enter by March 5th for your chance to win! Check it out here
  • From Alison Miller at Left Brained all Day; Write Brained - All the Time: Alison Miller is giving away ARCs of Wanderlove, I Hunt Killers, and more. Contest ends March 2. Check out this post! 
  • From A.E. Martin at A.E. Martin: I'm giving a way a signed copy of Jessica Spotswood's debut novel Born Wicked. Follow my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win! Giveaway closes 2/29/12. 
  • From Komal at Komal Lewis: I'm holding a giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 followers! Head on over for your chance to win e-gift cards for Barnes & Noble or Amazon! Check it out here
  • From Amanda at Born Bookish: Do you love novels in verse? Amanda's hosting a novels in verse reading challenge. Click here to learn more. 
  • From Jessica Therrien at Jessica Therrien - From Imagination to Publication: The Kindle edition of my debut novel, Oppression (Children of the Gods #1), is available for only .99 cents on Amazon
  • From Kathy McKendry at Imagine Today: Join the Knights of Micro-Fiction, the last Monday of every month, in our quest to spark the creative genius in us all! Check it out here
  • From Tina Moss at Tina Moss | Urban Fantasy & Romance Author: Twitter-Sized Pitch Contest from today Friday, Feb. 24th until Friday, March 2nd. Three winners will receive a query and first five page critique from me and my agents at Literary Counsel. The details are here
  • And don’t forget to sign up for my Beta-Match (an opportunity for you to find critique partners and/or beta readers).
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.


Anonymous said...

thanks for all your hard work organizing this!!

A.J. said...
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Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Working on getting results for the semi-finals now.

Cynthia said...

I've been enjoying the stories I've read so far. And I have March 5th marked on my calendar as a reminder of the next challenge!

Hiroko said...

That picture added could lead me to a lot of inferences.

Writing about water?
Writing about cooking?
Writing about fruit?
Writing about explosions?
Writing about magic?

I'll have to wait and see, like everyone else, where this leads; I await the challenge!

Unknown said...

Hello Rachael, I'm just part updating in the Writer's Platform Building for my first time, and fully appreciate the amount of work put into this, for my and everyone's sake. I also realise that you may well be far too busy to take up the 11 Questions tag meme doing the rounds on the platform, but if you ever feel it's time to sharein the fun, consider yourself tagged.

Find the questions at my post here - https://hunterswritings.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/tagged-and-tagging/#more-443

Ann Cory said...

Yay for 200 entries! I've enjoyed them all :) Such a fun and exciting challenge and have met so many talented new authors! Keep up the great and imaginative writing!

Traci Kenworth said...


Stuart Nager said...

thanks for running this. I'm still making my way through. I should hit all by end of this weekend.

Water, explosive, magic....I'm intrigued by what the photo clue will bring us.

Unknown said...

Hmm... okay... so that looks like a splash of water in the shape of a pear! Which doesn't help me at all!

Thank you for the campaigner notice board :-)

Patricia Marques said...

Thank you for the roundup!

Unknown said...

Thank you Rachael. I am so excited to be onboard with everyone this time. Thank you for your wonderfully successful blog, and all the hard work and effort you put into this. It has been fun.

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