Cool contesty things

I’ve come across a bunch of chances to WIN STUFF lately. Anybody want to enter a contest or two?

Laurie Halse Anderson is running a book trailer contest! Make a trailer for her books Speak or Twisted and win an 8GB iPod Touch!

Meanwhile, Holly Black has Spiderwick Chronicles DVDs as prizes for the best lolcats based on writing, her books, or faery folklore.

Also, Faze magazine is running a contest for a trip to California, a shopping spree, and lunch with Cecil Castellucci! Open to Canadian residents, ages 13-24.

Or, you could win an overnight stay in a New York city hotel, and brunch with Maureen Johnson, from Point’s Suite Scarlett Sweepstakes… except it’s for US residents only.

And it looks like Orca’s “So you Think You can Write” contest has closed! The winner is Leanne Lieberman of Kingston, ON. In the words of Kit Pearson, one of the judges, Leanne’s novel, Gravity, is “a daring and honest exploration of a young girl both coming out as a lesbian and sorting out her spiritual beliefs. The writing is smooth and rich in detail, the dialogue is zesty, the plot suspenseful and all the characters are well-rounded.” (I think I have a new addition to my to-read list–and to the Big List of Canadian GLBT YA Fiction.)

Finally, my library is participating in the Canada-wide online Teen Summer Reading Club! There are a ton of cool booklists if you want reading suggestions, and if you’re eligible to join (your library is participating and you’re 13-18 ) sign up and win stuff!

So, go forth! Enter! Win stuff!

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