PBLC: Picture Book Love Contest!

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A NEW POST FRIDAY NIGHT!

It’s been a while since I’ve had a contest. So, I need to rectify the situation. And guess what? It starts today!  Here’s the skinny…

I love writing for children. I especially love writing picture books. I love learning more about the “ins and outs” of the process. I love helping others learn, too. So…

See the book cover below?

If you are writing for kids or thinking of writing for kids, this needs to be on your shelf. I bought myself one tonight…and one for the blog winner. 🙂

(I’ll also throw in a free critique – from me – if the winner has a pb they need critiqued.)

How do you win? Here are the rules:

1. Share on your blog, facebook or tweet about the PBLC.

2. Leave a comment in the comment section (below) telling where you shared the info AND tell me if you just want the book or if you want the book/critique combo (if you happen to win).

3. I’ll put all the names in a bowl and have my handsome hubby (@searnhardt on Twitter) pull a name from the batch on February 11, 2011  – sometime after 9pm EST. So get your names in before then!

4. If your name is drawn, you win my second copy of Picture Writing by the fabulous Anastasia Suen! (And a free PB critique from me, if you so choose). Easy as that. I’ll announce the winner sometime on Saturday, February 12.

p.s. Click HERE for Anastasia’s site. She is a prolific writer and shares her knowledge through online workshops. 

ONE more thing — If you decide to buy your own copy, you will find (as I did) that it is out of print and has been for a while. I ordered it from an online store.

Some things in the picture book industry have changed over the years, and Mrs. Suen has kept up with the changes in her online workshops and classes. She has a list of her students with published books here: http://www.asuen.com/workshops/?p=w.students  You might notice some familiar names on there: Laura Purdie Salas
Tammi Sauer
, Kelly Starling Lyons just to name a few! I hope to take her class one day, too. If you have taken one of her classes or plan to, I’d love to hear about it!

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32 thoughts on “PBLC: Picture Book Love Contest!

  1. I posted on FB and would love the critique as well. Thanks for a great contest- I don’t have this book yet and have the perfect place on my shelf (OK really the stacks on top of my overflowing shelves but shhh…) for it!

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    1. Thanks for sharing it on FB! Your name is on the “bowl list”.

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      1. I tweeted about your wonderful contest. I’m interested in both the book and critique.

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  2. Good Morning Donna!

    I would be interested in the book and the critique as well. I shared on my blog southernasbiscuits.blogspot.com and on facebook – does that equal two entries? 😉 Thanks for the great contest!

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  3. This contest sounds awesome, Donna! Thanks for having it. Ooh, I’d love to win, all my books burned last year so this would be a new first book. I linked the contest on my FB and Twitter. The prize sounds very informative for a picture book authro. I’d love the critique too, if I win.

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  4. Hi Donna, I shared your contest on Facebook and Twitter. If I happen to win, I’d love the book/critique combo.
    Pascale

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  5. Kristi – THank you for sharing both places! I thought about giving double entries, but then realized some folks might only be on twitter OR facebook and some might not have a blog. So, I decided it would easier (and more fair) to give one entry per person. Feel free to share as many places as you want, though. LOL! 🙂 You are officially on the “bowl list”. 🙂

    Cali – all your books burned? 😦 I’m glad you are okay, though! Thank you for sharing the link. Your name is on the “bowl list”!

    Pascale – Thank you for sharing both places! Your name is added to the bowl list, too!

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  6. I’m about to FB this as well as post it in my CPCC class Resources folder. Please enter my name in your contest…I’d love this resource! thanks. Carol

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I’m adding your name right now!

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  7. I shared it on my blog, Donna, at http://jeanmatthewhallwords.blogspot.com/2011/02/picture-book-love-contest.html. I think you should check it out. You know how cut-throat I can be.

    Hey! If you would teach me how to Tweet better I would chirp about it on Twitter, too!

    Jean

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    1. You are TOO funny!

      Anyone who is reading this MUST go to Jean’s blog – http://jeanmatthewhallwords.blogspot.com. She is fabulous! She is reading through the book now and sharing her journey on her blog. I’m learning a ton just by reading what she’s learning. 🙂

      I’m prepared, though, for her next blog contest to be even bigger and better than mine. It’s how she rolls. 😉 (Love you, Jean-Jean!)

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  8. i’d love to win the book.
    i’m posting this contest on facebook.

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  9. Hi Donna,
    I would love the critique too!! I have been meaning to get this book for years!! I have posted on my Facebook page the link to your blog and regards to the contest.
    Thanks so much for the chance to be a winner!!!

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  10. Lou – thank you! Your name is on the list.

    Karin – Thank you for sharing! I’m adding your name to the list, too.

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  11. I posted on fb: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nicole-Zoltack/93384618347?ref=ts

    I would love the book and critique! Awesome contest! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! I’ve added your name to the list. Going to check out your website now…

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  12. Hi Donna. Great contest. I just posted on Facebook. Sorry I don’t have a blog or do Twitter. I’d love a critique as well as the book.

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  13. Thank you, Evelyn! I don’t do facebook, so you are one up on me! 🙂 I’m adding your name to the list. The bowl is getting full. Cool beans!

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  14. Love the contest. I posted on Twitter. I’m interested in the book and the critique. Have a great day.

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    1. Fabulous – thank you! I am adding your name to the list now.

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  15. Tweet and facebook…CHECK! Crossing fingers to win this…CHECK! Having you as a friend to push me to write a new blog (which I did)…PRICELESS. 🙂

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    1. AWWW! I’m adding you to the list. NOW I’m heading over to your blog. I’m so excited! YAYAYA!!!! (too many !!!!, I know) 🙂

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  16. Hi Donna, here’s my blog post about your contest:
    http://readatouille.blogspot.com/2011/02/picture-book-love-contest.html
    I would love to win both the book and a critique. Great contest!

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    1. GREAT! I’m adding your name to the list! Thank you for sharing it on your blog. SWEET!

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  17. Thanks for a great contest, Donna! I’m in for the book and critique if I’m the lucky winner! I’ll mention the contest on my next blog post on Thursday! I’ll tweet about it too!

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  18. Fabulous, my friend. I’ll add your name to our “bowl” list. I’m excited to see who wins!

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  19. Hi Donna, I shared your contest link with my FB friends 🙂
    http://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/profile.php?id=1038292187
    Thanks for a fun contest! If your handsome hubby pulls my name out of the hat, I’d love to also have a critique of a story I have written.

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    1. Whoo! Thank you, Lyn. I’ll add your name to the list. ONe more day…

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  20. Carolyn Ostrander February 11, 2011 — 10:51 am

    Donna, I hope I’m not too late for your delightful contest–it took me awhile to get this comment thing figured out–but if I am too late I’ve at least had the fun of checking out your awesome website/blog.

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  21. Carolyn – you made it! 🙂 I’m glad to see you here, my friend. Thank you for participating in my contest. I hope you get a chance to enjoy the other posts, too.

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