Category Archives: Contest

What Makes a Good Rejection? (With Free Books for Prizes!)

One of the unexpected consequences of starting a micro press and opening for submissions is needing to create a form rejection letter. We’re getting really wonderful queries so far, but since we’re only planning to publish two or three books each year, … Continue reading

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Reminder: Book Giveaway Ends Tomorrow

If you haven’t participated in Rejection Week yet, go comment soon for a chance to win a free book. The giveaway closes tomorrow at 5 p.m. West Coast time. I’m giving away two books–a flipback and a copy of A … Continue reading

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Another Chance to Win a Flipback!

This week I’m giving away another flipback book, courtesy of Arthur van Keulen of Jongbloed BV, the Dutch publishing company that created the innovative pocket-sized format. If you don’t know about these books yet, click on the “flipback” category on … Continue reading

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Celebrating 100 Posts With Another Giveaway

Technically, Monday’s interview with Stephen O’Donnell was post #100, but since I schedule my Seven Questions series in advance, #101 will have to do. I’m excited about reaching my first blogging milestone, especially considering the fact that I’ve written 3/4 … Continue reading

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My Flipback and Yours? Announcing a Giveaway!

The “Cloud Atlas” flipback I ordered from England arrived recently, and it was totally worth the wait. Even better, some complimentary copies from Arthur van Keulen, international marketing manager of Jongbloed BV, appeared on my doorstep this past Friday. What … Continue reading

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Contest: Win a ‘Let Your Story Grow’ Mousepad

This spring, I posted a picture of my bright-green mousepad, which implores writers to “Let Your Story Grow.” It makes me happy every time I use my computer. And it’s a great reminder that it’s OK to leave the laundry … Continue reading

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How Sweet Is This?

Anthony Lee Collins over at U-Town has given me the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. I’m so excited to have earned my very first blogging award–and that picture is making me drool about the upcoming Hood strawberry season here in Oregon. … Continue reading

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Contest: Mention Your Writing Project, Win an Americana CD

I’m pleased to announce my very first writers’ contest. Well, it’s not really a contest. It’s more of a giveaway. All you have to do is answer one question in the comments for a chance to win. The prize is … Continue reading

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