Friday, December 2, 2011

Season of Swag-Writer Appreciation

I'm baaaack! After a two month hiatus, I'm ready to throw around some more swag, and the theme this month is WRITER APPRECIATION!

We all know that the writing community is one of the most supportive, encouraging communities out there. And we all know why: Breaking into the publishing industry is freaking hard! Writing queries is suckish! Rejection hurts like a beeeoch!

So, in partnership with The Editorial Department, I'm giving away not one, but TWO (because I was gone for two months) gift certificates for the following:

"Redeemable for a critique and editorial analysis of a one-page query letter and sample material for agent or publisher submission of up to 2,500 words. Book length adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction only please."

So that's a professional critique of a query letter and roughly your first ten pages! And I have to tell you, I'm excited to be giving this away. I wish I'd known about these folks when I was being pitched about in the query hurricane. The co-owner, Renni Browne, is also the co-author of SELF EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS, a book I highly recommended to writers, even before I stumbled across the website for The Editorial Department.

So, if you'd like to enter to win, here are the rules:

1.) You must be un-agented.
2.) You must follow my blog.
3.) You must follow me on Twitter, and tweet about this contest at least once. (please include a link to this post, and my handle @byannabanks in your tweet. If you do not, I may miss your tweet!)
4.) The contest will end Saturday, December 17th at midnight. The winners will be chosen using Random.org, and will be posted on my blog on Monday, December 19th.
5.) There will be two winners, one for each gift certificate.


And that's it! Okay....GO!

30 comments:

  1. Seriously, I'm jealous of you guys! I wish I had known about this before!!!! :)

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  2. Thanks very much for the giveaway. Such a great opportunity!

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  3. Thank you so much for the amazing opportunity and the giveaway! I'll be sure to pass along the word!

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  4. Fantastic! I follow the blog & on twitter. Here is my tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/AbigailSJohnson/status/142697919353597953
    Thank you so much!

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  5. Unagented, following, stalking you on Twitter, and tweeted all about you. :o)

    https://twitter.com/#!/LianaBrooks/status/142701713839751168

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  6. What a brilliant opportunity! Just tweeted about it :) (I'm @awkwardoptimist on twitter) Good luck to everyone who's entered!

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  7. Fabulous contest! I'm so glad you're back!

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  8. Awesome! I have followed your blog & already follow you on Twitter. :) Good luck everyone! Such an incredible prize.

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  9. This is a great opportunity! Thanks for the contest! Already tweeted to spread the word :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/kimberlyFDR/status/142751636236935168

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  10. Sorry, Anna, I don't know how to post the link to the tweet, but I tweeted and included your @byAnna...so hopefully you saw it. :)

    Would love to be entered. :)

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  11. I'm tweeting for you because this is awesome, but I'm not entering. :-)

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  12. I hope this is international. If it isn't, I'm still gonna tweet 'bout this anyway!! Followed blog + Twitter and tweeted, am @gohsherlyn on Twitter! Don't know how to include the link though, but still, I hope you see it!

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway! It's very timely :-)) I follow your blog and on Twitter. Here is my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/faridamestek/status/143217150247714816

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  14. I'm not entering, but this contest sounds FABULOUS!

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  15. All writers should be this generous to each other.

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  16. Wow, amazing! Thank you for the giveaway! I'm guessing these critiques can be redeemed any time? I'm not finished with my WiP yet. If not, I can gift it to a deserving crit partner :).

    https://twitter.com/#!/keri_726/status/143491229101998080

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  17. I just *love* how you celebrate the holidays by showing writers appreciation ♥ Cool contest, please count me in:)

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  18. Awesome! Thanks for the great contest!

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  19. Great! I came for the link to post your niece's fundraiser but I couldn't leave without tweeting to enter your contest because I still haven't sent my next batch of queries. I'm already a follower here and on twitter. Here's the tweet:
    https://twitter.com/#!/SherAHart/status/144131976012636160

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  20. Hi there, my friend and fellow writer Rosie McClelland kindly flagged your blog upto me. I'm following as Yasmin Selena via Google and also via Twitter as @YasminSelena and have just tweeted your kind offering..hot of..the..press ; ) Thanks for the competition and good luck with your novel next year! x

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  21. Hi I'm a new follower :) Count me in.
    Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/ColeenPatrick/status/144185386950856705
    Thanks Anna!

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  22. Dear Anna,

    Please count me in! @gdcribbs (twitter)

    Here's my RT of your Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/#!/ByAnnaBanks/status/145231048140259328

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity! :D

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  23. Oh! How exciting! Because I'm still getting the hang of twitter, I don't know how to get my status url, but I'll post it with the tag :)

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  24. Hooray, I found this through Cassie's tweet! I'd love to enter! I'm a new follower and I'm heading to twitter now! Thanks a bunch!

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  25. I swing by to feed the fish and you're doing a giveaway?!? And an awfully awesome one at that. I keep hiding my queries like the big chicken that I am. I need to get them out there, but, well, you know ... I'm still chicken. Thanks for the amazing giveaway, and I guess for all the competition. :)

    https://twitter.com/#!/wj_smith/status/147436719971647489

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  26. I can't believe I never commented!! I know I tweeted right away, and of course I follow you on Twitter & your blog :). Thanks for this, though--so fun!

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