Exciting Things + Guest Post Contest!

So! Lots of exciting things happening lately.

Beyond the Red is releasing in SEVEN DAYS OMG. Some people who pre-ordered will be getting copies this week (eek!), and I'm basically just waiting for Beyond the Red in the wild pics to come in. (Soon!)

In the meantime, the pre-order giveaway is still live (and will be open for entries until March 1st!)—so if you've pre-ordered or are thinking about it, now's your chance! And my indie is also still accepting pre-orders for signed books, but only until tomorrow so time is running out! (*queues Muse song*) Also, if you're an international person interested in signed pre-orders, let me know through my contact page and I'll get you the info you need!

On March 1st at 7PM EST, Heidi Heilig (author of The Girl from Everywhere) and I will be hosting a virtual launch party on Twitter at the hashtag #BTRLaunch! And everyone is invited! There will be coloring, picture things, teasers, giveaways, a Q&A—it'll be a lot of fun. Details are below.

Then from March 16th to March 22nd I'll be in the Maryland and Virginia area with Kathy MacMillan (Sword and Verse), Janet Sumner Johnson (The Last Great Adventure of the PB&J Society) and Laura Shovan (The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary) on a mini book tour! We'll be speaking at SCBWI that weekend, as well as making appearances at bookstores, libraries, and schools. It'll be fun, and if you're in the area, you should come say hi! And get signed books and see our faces. :)


But because I will be traveling that week, I've decided to run another guest post contest! I've done this once before, a while ago, and the results are wonderful so I thought it'd be fun to do it again. I've got 4-5 openings for posts in March, which will be up Wednesday the 16th, Friday the 18th, Monday the 21st, Wednesday the 23rd, and (possibly) Friday the 25th. I'll be accepting posts from TODAY to Friday, March 4th, and I'll notify those who have been chosen on or by the 22nd.

Posts should be about writing, books or publishing. I’ll also accept posts about social media geared to writers (i.e.: my tumblr for writers post). Before you submit, make sure I haven’t already covered the topic you’ve written about (or are thinking you might write about) by checking my directory. As of this post, I’ve written 872 posts, so I’ve covered quite a bit.

That said, if I've written about something you'd like to write about, but you have another take on it, or different tips, etc. you're welcome to enter a post on that topic. As long as it's not too similar to what I already have, it'll work. :)

Keep in mind! I’m all for taking a subject that might not traditionally be writing-related and show how it could be helpful to writers. Or put a writerly spin on it. Or something.

As for what I’m looking for, I'd love to host some new voices here on Writability. Bonus points to posts that make me laugh. Or think. Or see something in a new way.

The four to five posts I choose will include a mini-bio of the writer (you!) and up to five links of your choosing, which should hopefully get you some nice exposure since Writability gets pretty steady views. I also expect that you try to answer any comments on your guest post because the community here is wonderful and they'd love to hear from you!

If I don’t get enough entries, I’ll just write up more posts myself. Or if I don’t feel the entries are quite what I’m looking for, I’ll write up posts myself. So as was the case with the last mini guest post contest, whether or not this works entirely depends on you guys.

So you’re interested in entering? Fantastic!

  • Please use my contact form between now and 11:59PM Friday, March 4th EST to enter a guest post that you have written. The very first line should be "GUEST POST CONTEST ENTRY" in all caps. Like that. Copy and paste the whole post into the message box there below the first line.

  • You may enter as many posts as you like, as long as they meet the requirements.

  • Posts should be between 100 and 500 words. 250 is roughly average and anything longer than 500 will probably not be chosen. 

  • Please use block formatting (no indents, single space, double space between paragraphs, plain text) to make my life easy when copying and pasting. 

  • I’ll choose four to five of my favorite entries. What makes them my favorite may vary. Be yourself, write something that would work well subject-wise on this blog and you've got yourself a good shot. 

  • In the event that I get way more entries than I expected, I reserve the right to close the entry period early. Conversely, if I don't get enough entries that I think would fit, I may choose less than four or five (or none at all).

Good luck!

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