Monday, November 12, 2012

Contest Circuit: November 12

Reason #54 why giveaways are so awesome: A couple weeks ago I entered Rebecca Taylor's giveaway for a Kindle and won. Since then I've become a Kindle addict.

Reason #19 why giveaways are so awesome: Because sometimes they also benefit a good cause. See Sharon Bayliss's giveaway below.

And while you're at it, sign up for one of theses fun and entertaining blog hops! I'm so impressed with the creativity behind these.

Women on Writing is hosting a flash fiction contest due Nov 30Open prompt should be 750 words or less. The contest will be judged by agent Jessica Sinsheimer.

Blog Hops and Flash Fiction:
Andrew Leon, Matthew MacNish and Alex J. Cavanaugh are hosting "Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest" on Nov 16. List bloggers you miss who you haven't heard from in a while as well as 1-3 bloggers you would miss if they ever stopped blogging.

Victoria Smith and Jaycee Delorenzo are hosting The Mating Game Blog Hop. Choose a couple from your MS. On Dec 3 hop around to five judges' blogs where they will have dating game type questions for your characters to answer. Then post those answers on Dec 10.

I'm a Reader Not a Writer and Oasis for YA are hosting their third annual Mid Winter's Eve Giveaway Hop. Sign up if you'd like to participate in the giveaway, or check out the list of 100+ bloggers already signed up to giveaway great prizes! Dec 21-27.

Morgan ShamyMark KoopmansDavid Powers King and Stephen Tremp are hosting It's Time to Give Back on Dec 10-12. They will be sharing details on November 19. Until then, they are keeping us all in suspense with their promises that this will be epic. Looking forward to learning more!!

Emily R King and Tammy Theriault are hosting "And You Are...?" Blog Hop. For this clever and entertaining blog hop, Mrs. Claus is giving away three presents to three lucky people who answer David Spade's interview questions. Dec 3.

MizB at Should Be Reading has several weekly events: Musing Mondays, Teaser Tuesdays, WWW Wednesdays and Friday Finds. For Musing Mondays, MizB asks and book/reading related question and you answer on your blog. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme where you share 2 sentences from your current read to entice others to read it. For WWW Wednesdays, you share what you're reading, what you've just finished, and what you think you'll read next. Friday Finds shares books you've heard about throughout the week. See her site for details.

Alison Can Read and Parajunkie host Feature and Follow Friday. Want to build your followers? Sign up on their linky to meet new bloggers. Follow them, leave a comment and they will follow you. Once a week, one blogger is featured. See their site for more details.

To celebrate the release of her book, Haphazardly Implausible, Miss Jack Lewis Baillot is hosting a Book Blog Party. Sign up to be featured on her blog and write about your book or recent project. Sign up before Nov 14. Posts will be featured Dec 17-22 and Jan 7-12.

Tyrean Martinson and M. Pax are hosting Hobbit Fest. To celebrate the movie's release, Tyrean and M. Pax have four Hobbit related questions for you to answer. Dec 14.

Sharon Bayliss is hosting a giveaway that supports the American Red Cross. Curiosity Quills is donating half of all proceeds for several of their books. To add her support, Sharon is giving them away. Enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win them from her and support a great cause!


  1. I am in awe...
    Thanks for mentioning our blogfest and I've signed up for The Hobbit one.
    November 19 will really surprise you.

  2. I'm in awe too-- so much going on! Thanks, as always, for sharing.

  3. SO many fun things! Thanks SO much for mentioning our mysterious blogfest! Alex is right... it will surprise you... I'm excited for the Miss You blogfest this week! ;-)

  4. I love blogfests and there are so many great ones...but time, wherefore art thou?

  5. There are a lot of great ones coming up! I've been looking forward to the Hobbit one, but I am thinking I might have to look into some of these others, if I have time. Thank you for sharing them, and for mentioning mine as well. (And for the follow and comment!)

  6. You're like the blogosphere queen, you always know what's going on!! Congrats on winning that Kindle - how awesome is that? I've heard about the Miss You blogfest and am thinking about entering, but how am I ever going to pick such a small number of bloggers? Hope you've been well! :)

  7. Congrats on the kindle! I really should get into some blog hops (I'm missing them!), but I'm really having time issues this semester. :(

  8. Thanks for the good links! And nice job about the Kindle, I swear no one ever wins those things!
    I really enjoy your blog- keep it up!