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Voting is open for the 2011 Bookie Awards. If you’re not sure who to vote for then you can always vote with me. I’d like to see Allison Pang win as Debut Author & Best Fantasy because her book, A Brush of Darkness was my favorite adult fantasy of 2011. I’m also voting for Lisa Kessler in the Demon Book of the Year category for her novel, Night Walker. BUT, if I can only sway you once I’d like to see Entangled Publishing take the Best Publisher category. Why? Because I’d like to see an e-publisher take it instead of the traditional publishers.

Let’s shake it up this year! VOTE HERE: http://t.co/IJtHdDR

10. Debut Author of the Year

Jae Lynne Davies
Gayle Donnelly
Sarah Gilman
Ann Mayburn
Deena Remiel
K.D. King
Dani Harper
Jenn Bennett
Ranae Rose
Laurie London
Sierra Dean
Virna DePaul
Abigail Barnette
Kevin Hearne
Laura Kaye
Bianca Sommerland
Cari Silverwood
Darynda Jones
Allison Pang
Lia Habel
Jean Murray

11. Demon Novel of the Year

Night Walker by Lisa Kessler
Daughter of Lust–Ann Mayburn
Eternal Rider-Larissa Ione
Secrets of the Demon – Diana Rowland
Demons Prefer Blondes, Sidney Ayers
A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
Blood of the Fallen by Dakota Rebel

18. Fantasy Novel of the Year

Darkfire Kiss by Deborah Cooke
Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine
Shalador’s Lady by Anne Bishop
Deadly Captive by Bianca Sommerland
Three Days of Dominance by Cari Silverwood
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning
Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison
Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
The Difference Between by Stephanie Burke
Knightfall by Berinn Rae
A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

28. Publisher of the Year

Tease Publishing
Entangled Publishing
Decadent Publishing
Dreamspinner Press
Harper Collins
Xcite Books
Ravenous Romance
Resplendence Publishing
Carina Press
Loose ID
St. Martin’s Press
Changeling Press
Lyrical Press
Phaze Books
Siren Publishing

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I’m very excited that we’ve added our website onto Facebook. Through Facebook, we plan to offer: additional contests, articles, author interviews, and interaction with readers. You’ll have the opportunity to write on the page and tell US what you’d like to see on the website.

We want to build up as many fans as we can get so we’ve decided to hold a special contest exclusively on our Facebook page.

To Enter:

All you need to do is “like” us on Facebook. We will pick a winner from that list. You can click onto the link on the right side of my blog or the link from the YA Fantasy Guide website.


A SIGNED COPY of Bloodhound (Beka Cooper series, book 2) by Tamora Pierce. Anyone who follows fantasy knows that Tamora is legendary. This is a rare signature and perhaps a collectable in the years to come. Definitely not a contest you want to miss.


Contest will run through September 30th. Good Luck!


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THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED – Kimberly Callegan is the WINNER

Giveaway runs from Tuesday, June 21st to Friday June 24th

My Prize:

I am giving away a copy of Iron King by bestsellling YA fantasy author, Julie Kagawa. The book comes with an Iron King SIGNED bookmarker!

How to Enter:

Any one of the three options below earns you a chance to WIN. Choose all three and earn three entries to WIN

1. Subscribe to this blog. There’s a box on the right hand side under my banner called Email Subscriptions. Enter your email address and click the Sign Me Up button.

2. Subscribe to the RSS feed of my website, the YA Fantasy Guide. You can do that by clicking HERE.

3. Follow ME on Twitter and tweet links to my contest.

 You can get to the other 240 participating blogs by clicking HERE

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The winner of the contest will receive a personal Query Letter Critique from Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

Tamar is not interested in prescriptive/practical non-fiction, humor, coffee table books or children’s books (meaning anything younger than YA). She is interested in everything else that is well-written and has great characters.

How to Enter :

Paste your Query Letter into the Submission HERE. Submissions to Tamar Rydzinski directly will not be accepted for this contest. Please make sure to include all your contact information within the query letter.

Rules :

This is contest is for novel submissions only. To enter, your manuscript must be completed and not a work-in-progress. We will accept one query submission per person. If you submit multiple projects, then you will be eliminated from consideration. Deadline for submissions will be March 31, 2011 .

Judges :

The YA Fantasy Guide will pick the winner of this contest. Our decision is final. The winner of this contest will be announced on our website on April 15, 2011.

Special Message from Tamar : ” A fantastic query letter is essential – You need to make me want to read your book, and be excited to read it, within those first couple of paragraphs.”

Good Luck & Happy Writing

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This Contest is Closed! The winner is Kristi Stern

Enter to Win a Signed Copy of Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

To enter, simply subscribe to my blog on the right side near the top and comment on one of my posts. This contest will run from Tuesday, February 8th to Sunday, February 13th. I will pick the winner on February 14th.

Get two additional entries by following me on Twitter and Tweeting links to my contest!

Follow this link to find the rest of the participating blogs: Follower Love Giveaway Hop

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This contest is CLOSED

Cassandra Marshall (YA writer, Editor, and Literary Agent Intern) is offering a FREE Edit Contest

That’s plot, pacing, character development, etc, up to 100k words to one lucky reader!

All you have to do is follow the link and fill out the form! Contest ends September 20th!

If you’d like to do an interview or Q&A with her to give your blog readers something extra, please let her know!

Follow this link to enter the contest: http://www.camarshall.com/

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This Contest is CLOSED

We’re looking for all and any previously unpublished short stories. To help preserve the sight of the poor souls who have ‘volunteered’ to read all your fab entries, we ask that you keep to a maximum of 1000 words. The stories must be in the young adult fantasy genre so no crazy violence or sleazy erotic please. No fan fiction or references in any way to the Wicked Lovely series.

Three stories will be published on this site, with big shiny links letting everyone know where to find them and telling everyone how great you are. The overall winner will received a personalized signed copy of Wicked Lovely sent to you by Melissa Marr. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to receive something personalized from a New York Times Best Selling Author.

Okay – now the small print:

YA Fantasy Guide Short Story Competition: Rules
1. We are looking for stories about fairies. No erotica/excessive violence/fan fiction.

2. Entries must be unpublished in any format.

3. The decision of the Judges is final.

4. By submitting your story, you are allowing YA Fantasy Guide the first option on electronic publishing rights.

5. YA Fantasy Guide will publish the three winning stories on the site, and reserves the right to include them in a future anthology. Copyright remains with the author.

6. One winning author will also receive a personalized signed copy of Wicked Lovely.

7. All contest winners will also be published in the YA Fantasy Guide short story section. Non-winning entrants are deleted.

8. The Closing Date for this contest is 09/30/10. Results will be announced on 10/15/10.

Check out the rest of the details here:

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