1000 Followers Contest & Mentorship Opportunity!

1000 followers. Really there's only one thing to say when something like this happens: THANK YOU. You are more awesome than baby seals and Pumpkin Spice lattes. You are more awesome than Chuck Norris' moustache. You are even more awesome than Zombies, but don't let them know I said that.

Seriously. You. Awesome.

We need a contest, yes? Of course we do!

Here at The Bookshelf Muse, it's all about becoming stronger writers together. So, in that spirit, check out these scrumptious prizes:

General Drawing:

5-First Page critiques
2-First Chapter critiques


Special Drawing Challenge

It's simple: SPREAD THE WORD about this contest! If you do, I will include you in a special drawing for a three month mentorship with me.

What the mentorship will entail:


--A three month partnership where I will help you in any manner I can toward stronger writing, publication, increasing your online platform and helping you with agenting questions/search


--I will help you build or improve your query (if needed)


--A full read of your manuscript, offering advice on improvements and helping to brainstorm solutions if desired.


--An in depth look at your web presence and suggestions to hone your blog, increase followings and make suggestions with other social media to strengthen your online exposure


--Emails to answer any questions you have about writing, blogging, getting an agent, leaving an agent or how the agent relationship works


--General support!

So, do you need a mentor, someone to bounce ideas around with, brainstorm solutions, ask questions about writing or platforms? I may not be 'book published' yet, but I've been around and have picked up a few things. :) I also have the good fortune of being agented by Jill Corcoran of The Herman Agency, and have written over 1200 critiques for other writers, helping them strengthen their writing. Maybe I can help you, too.

HOW TO ENTER:

If you'd like to enter for the General Drawing, you MUST be a Follower (new or old) and leave a comment. That's it, no big hoops to jump through. Just stop in and say hey, and of course I always appreciate tweets, blog links and general word spreading, but that's up to you. :)

If you wish to also enter for the mentorship draw, you MUST be a follower (new or old) AND fill out this simple form I've attached. Normally I don't do the form thing, but for something like this, it will help me stay organized.You don't need to be at the query stage or anything, just a serious writer intent on improving. :) If you think I might be able to help you on your journey, please enter!

**IMPORTANT** 

Please do not mention this contest on forums as the form suggests you can. It's come to my attention that several writing boards are feeling spammed because people are posting multiple threads about this contest in order to gain an entry. This was never my intent, and I feel terrible for any extra moderating work my contest has caused. This is totally my bad--I didn't expect such a huge response, nor foresaw this happening. Apologies to everyone involved.

Contest closes Wednesday, September 29th, so get those entries in, and once again thank you for spending time here at The Bookshelf Muse!


192 comments:

Vegetarian Cannibal said...

We heart you too, Angela! :D

Laura Pauling said...

Wow! I'll definitely enter this one. And I'll come back and fill out the form for the other one. Very generous of you, Angela!!

Julie Musil said...

We follow cuz you are AWESOME! Thanks for all you do for the writing community.

Carolyn Abiad said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

lotusgirl said...

Yep. I'd love to enter this one. I need all the help I can get.

Clara Kensie said...

Wow, Angela. This is a fantastic opportunity. Thank you so much for this contest! I'm definitely entering. Good luck to everyone!

lbdiamond said...

Count. Me. In. This is fantastic! Thanks! :D

Matt said...

WooWee! You're awesome too Angela! And to think, I started following way back when you only had several hundred followers.

Congratulations!

Susan R. Mills said...

This is awesome! I will post about this on Monday because I already posted for today. Then I will come back and fill out the form. Thanks so much for this opportunity. I'm already a follower so consider me entered for the general drawing.

Jared Larson said...

What an awesome opportunity. Thanks, Angela.

Tory M said...

This is an incredible sounding contest. Count me in. Already filled out the form!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Having just finished editing my ms based on Angela wicked feedback on my ms (which resulted in huge rewrites), I have only one thing to say: ENTER NOW!!! Your ms will love you for it.

Seriously, enter!

And, Angela, congrats on reaching 1000 +. :D

Mel said...

Wow! This is an amazing opportunity! Thanks.

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

Congrats on 1,000!!! You are full of awesome! And clearly people know it. :)

Kristi Helvig said...

Congrats on 1000 followers--you rock! I'm definitely entering both contests. :)

Brooke said...

Congrats on reaching 1000, Angela! I'm so excited to enter this, and I filled out the other form, too :) Thank you so much for the chance and for your generosity.

Christina said...

Awesome contests! (and site in general!) Definitely entering both contests!~

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

Congrats on the numbers. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?

Christina said...

Great contest! (and site!) I'm definitely entering both~

Kay Theodoratus said...

Love your thesauri. I think they're one of the most useful things on the blogs ... and your contest is too.

Bish Denham said...

WOW Angela! Congratulations at reaching 1000 Followers. What a tremendous offer. I'm posting a link in my sidebar right now!

Shallee said...

Great contest, and congratulations! Thanks for all you do on the blog.

And I love the Chuck Norris picture. :)

Alicia Gregoire said...

This is great. Thanks.

Jessica said...

Love your site and can't believe I am not yet a follow! This is a great excuse. Thanks for the fantastic contest!

Kelly Hashway said...

Great contest. I just entered!

Nina said...

This sounds very exciting! Thanks for being able to participate.

Sarah Nicolas said...

Wow! You're dedicated to this contest :-)

Brittany said...

I decided not to enter for the mentorship, but I'd really love one of those 5 page critiques!

kathrynjankowski said...

Congrats on 1,000 and may you have many, many more!

Lynnette Labelle said...

Wow! I don't think I've ever seen anyone get to 1,000 before. Congrats! Great contest, too.

If you happen to know anyone who's looking for a critique group, we have two openings. Send them to my blog. Thanks.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Riv Re said...

Yay! Awesome!

Karen Lange said...

Congrats to you! How exciting, but not surprising. Your blog is wonderful. Have a great weekend!
Blessings,
Karen
P.S. I am a follower. Thanks so much!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Squee!!!!
You rock, Angela! I won't tell the zombies that you love us best. Promise. Except that one. *runs*

stopeka said...

What a nice thing to do for your fellow writers. Thanks!

stopeka said...

What a nice thing to do for your fellow writers. Thanks!

Marsha K said...

Very awesome! Thank you for the opportunity!

Charity Bradford said...

Angela, you know how to celebrate! Thanks for another great opportunity to win critiques. Whoever wins the mentorship is REALLY lucky!

salarsenッ said...

So happy for you! Well deserved. This is great!!

booklover323 said...

Verehnice, verehnice. :P

Tabitha Bird said...

Congrats on the followers.

What a great contest.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Sounds great! Count me in! :)

bryan sabol said...

1,000 followers? Awesome!

Love the idea of the contest, too!

Rachel said...

I'm excited about this one! I love this blog. :D

PaintWithWords said...

awesome contest!

Lou said...

Well That was Easy. Thanks For the great contest.

Trish said...

Angela, you are awesome, just like the others said. I can't think of anyone I'd like to mentor me more than you.

Hey! I am not crawling just to win. I mean it. Your critique helped make one of my stories so much better. The one where you told me to mean up the Aunt. I meaned her up real good, and I even drew a picture of her to inspire me. LOL.

Danielle said...

This is a really great contest. I may not comment often, but I read this blog often. :)

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much! This is a great contest!

Gayle C. Krause said...

Unbelievable contest, Angela. You are so giving. Just your emotional thesaurus is a great giveback, but your offer of mentorship is amazing.

I'd love to win your contest.

Thanks.

Elizabeth Swigar said...

Entered! Fingers crossed. Thank you for an excellent forum, I just signed up as a formal follower but have been a longtime reader, especially the Emotion Thesaurus.

Melisa said...

Wonderful opportunity! I love this blogspot! ;>

LrdClbrn said...

I was just made aware of this site and already I'm involved in a contest? One can only hope... and hope... and hope..

Janet Johnson said...

What a generous contest! Who couldn't use a little help? Count me in for sure. :)

Jessica Subject said...

Not only do you have great, useful posts, but you also have awesome contests. Please include me.

Amie Kaufman said...

Wow, what a fantastic competition - brand new follower, and I'm off to dive through the archives.

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Awesome contest! Count me in!

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Awesome contest! Count me in!

Laurie Young said...

This is a very generous contest. Thanks!
Laurie L Young

Ruth Donnelly said...

What a great contest! I would love to enter.

Bridgette Booth said...

How kind of you! Thanks!

Serenissima said...

Congrats on hitting 1000! Your site is a great resource for writers, Based on the spot-on critiques I've seen you do on Authoress's site, I know how valuable your prize offerings are!

Stephen Tremp said...

Cool. Glad I came across this link at Clarissa Drapers blog. I will share this link on my Saturday blog. Great stuff here. I'll navigate around it tonight.

Stephen Tremp

Deb Salisbury said...

Wow! Fantastic prizes! You are wonderful!

Andrew Rosenberg said...

I'm in, did the form.
Tweeted, Facebooked, blah blah.
Don't forget I gave you an award once! ;)
Just saying...

MadPrinceWill said...

I'm entering this most definitely!!!

Clara said...

Thanks a lot for this Angela! I`m all in, these prizes are incredible! Loved it!!

Elaine AM Smith said...

Angela this was a great idea; an exciting opportunity!
Many thanks,
Elaine

wandering wraith said...

This is an amazing offer. Thanks for the contest. Please toss my name in the hat.

Robyn Campbell said...

I'm in Angela. Sounds wonderful :) I filled out the form. And now I can dream of a mentorship with you. :)

melody colleen said...

Wow,Angela, what a generous opportunity! Trish is spreading the word, and I couldn't resist entering. Thanks so much!

Judy Croome said...

Thanks for this great opportunity. I'm so glad Robyn Campbell gave me the heads up!
Judy, South Africa

Judy Croome said...

PS I forgot to say I became a follower, tweeted and linked on Facebook! :)
Judy

E.J. Wesley said...

I'm new here ... great blog, awesome contest!

Andrea Mack said...

Fantastic contest, Angela! Someone is going to get a very valuable experience - and five people will get some really useful suggestions. You are amazing!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Fantastic contest! You know I love your site. :)

kimysworld said...

I'm now a follower, posted the contest on Facebook, and looking forward to hearing from you!

Che Gilson said...

Wow, a mentorship has been my dream for awhile now!

Samantha Clark said...

Great contest, Angela. Thanks!

I just followed you on Google, but I've actually been a subscriber through Google Reader for a while.

Thanks for the great blog.

Aimee said...

Another entry to the list! What a great opportunity!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow, Angela! You've outdone yourself this time. What amazing prize opportunities! You are the very best! :-)

Steph Sinkhorn said...

I'd love to be entered for the General Drawing. Thanks so much for doing this! I love this blog.

Ann said...

Well I was filling out your form, because God knows I have been wishing for a mentor, but got stumped at what age for and genre you write in. Questions that render my brain blank. So that as they say is the end of that. But I will still tweet etc. about your contest for other less confused types. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Prof. Thule said...

Awesome idea! I've become a follower!

Jaleh D said...

What a kind-hearted thing to do. You have a great blog. No wonder you've managed to draw in so many followers.
Congratulations!

kea said...

Thank you, Thank you! Great opportunity.

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats on your following! :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

OMgoodness! 1056 followers! That is awesome! I tweeted and fb'd (sp?). I'll blog on my next post. :) Congratulations....I've been telling you for quite a while how wonderful you are. Obviously, I am right. (big smile)

Jessica Lei said...

This sounds like a great opportunity :) And very nice!

Abigail said...

Great contest! I'm a huge fan of your blog!

Huntress said...

Love contests, especially when the giver is so generous.

Thanks for the opportunity. We could all use a little help.

Tom M Franklin said...

Congrats on crossing over the 1000 threshold, and well deserved!


-- Tom

Traci Van Wagoner said...

This is wonderful. Thanks for doing this and thanks for your dedication to creating the thesaurus. It's such a great reference and has sparked many ideas.

Jenn said...

Congrats on over 1,000 followers! Thanks for hosting such an awesome site and awesome contest! :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

What a great contest!
Thanks!
Heather

http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Hi, I came over here from Susanne's blog. I'm following you and am tweeting about your contest. Nice to meet you.

Shari Green said...

Followers: No, YOU'RE awesome!
Angela: No, YOU are.
Followers: No, YOU are.
...

You rock, Angela. Congrats on all the followers!

Henya said...

This is amazing!!!!

Taffy said...

I'm a follower!
How incredibly generous you are! THANK YOU!
May the universe send much love your way.

Bratty said...

*drools*

Yes, count me in!

Flint Ory said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Amy Laurens said...

Angela, you are amazing. Seriously. An inspiration. *cookies* Thanks so much for this opportunity :o)

(Long time follower AND I refer all my students to the emotion thesaurus for their creative assignments ;) :D)

Pippa Jay said...

Thank you for this fab contest.

Logan said...

That'd be 1,000+++ by now, no doubt. Thanks!

Claire Dawn said...

Thanks for the incredible opportunity, Angela. And congratulations on your 1000.

Christina Klizen said...

Great contest! I'll cross my fingers and hope this is my lucky day:)

Christine Danek said...

What a great contest. Congrats on the followers. I'm definately entering. :)
Thanks!

FantasticFiction said...

Enter me please Angela. :)

Anne said...

This is such a great idea. If I don't win can I buy this fabulous prize package?

Tamika: said...

I heart this contest! What a fabulous way to celebrate 1000 followers:)

A writing mentor would feel like Christmas morning.

Heather said...

I just have to say how totally awesome you are for doing this! And yay for 1000 followers! That's amazing!

Patti Struble said...

Contests - I LOVE Contests. Thank you so much for the opportunity. 'Tis greatly appreciated.
Good luck to one & all.
And, thank you for doing this Angela.
Patti Struble

Diane J. said...

Wow, you are one generous person!

Elana Johnson said...

Congrats on the followers! And anyone who has the chance to work with you is lucky indeed!

Amy Cochran said...

Wonderful idea. I'm sure hundreds will enter. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I put it in my post today.... (as promised).

Have a great week!

http://skmayhew.blogspot.com/2010/09/so-much-to-sayso-little-time.html

Robin_Lucas said...

Congrats on 1000 followers. This site is always open when I write.

Thanks for all you do.

Nicole MacDonald said...

Well done! It's my dream to hit 1000 followers *sigh* one day :) and WOWEE! What a fabulous prize! I'm so crossing my fingers for it *grin*

http://damselinadirtydress.blogspot.com

Reena Jacobs said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Awesome opportunity for whoever wins!

yllektra (force-oblique) said...

I would just like to say congrats on achieving 1000 followers! It is bordering on 1100 now! :)

Erica M. Chapman said...

Congrats on 1000+ followers!!! Woo Hoo ;o) Angela, you are awesome! It's so kind of you to offer such great stuff! Thanks for always having informative and helpful posts!

Hope you have a lovely day ;o)

Sarah Billington said...

If you're like me and are good with characters but have trouble with plot structure - bite, scratch and claw your way to win this mentorship. Angela is a plot QUEEN.

She will help you make your work stronger.

Good luck everyone who enters!

*Lo* said...

Fabulous opportunity, thanks! :-)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome contest! And huge congrats on the 1000+ followers! You deserve it, this blog rocks.

Deb said...

Wow, what a fantastic opportunity! Congrats on reaching 1000 followers. Probably 'cause you're awesome!!

Dorothy Dreyer said...

This sounds like an amazing contest and a great opportunity. You so totally rock!

madameduck said...

This is wonderful!! Consider me entered! Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful contest!

Cherie Reich said...

Wow! Over a 1000 followers. That's amazing! Congrats on the huge success!

Kelly said...

Very awesome of you, Angela! I'll fill out the form after I do some pr.

Larissa said...

SQUEE! This is so awesome, Angela! You rock!

lchardesty at yahoo dot com

Kate Larkindale said...

Congratulations on hitting 1000 followers. That is just amazing!

Ebyss said...

Definitely want to enter this. What a fabulous prize of giving your time to aspiring authors.

June Bourgo said...

I'm a new follower, Angela, so glad I found her blog site.

Sandy Shin said...

Congratulations on 1000+ followers! :)

M.J.A. Ware said...

Wow, I think this is the most extensive support I've ever seen offered for a prize. What a great opportunity. -Thanks!

Tracy DeLuca said...

What an incredible opportunity for someone! I just stumbled upon your blog and am very impressed. 1000 followers is awesome and your giveaway is even more so!

Athena Hernandez said...

You're awesome! Congratulations! When I grow up, I'm going to be just like you! I am an aspiring author and your blog has been a tremendous resource. Thank you!

Bluestocking said...

Grats on such a milestone! I know I appreciate all the thesaurus entries and resources you offer!

beth said...

Thanks for the contest.

Renae said...

What an awesome contest. And congrats on the 1000 followers!

JLWatkins said...

Congratulations on reaching a huge milestone and thank you SO much for the contest opportunity.

Jen Chandler said...

What an amazing blog! And the contest is fabulous! I found you thanks to Shannon O'Donnell :) Thanks for this opportunity!

Jen

kbaccellia said...

Great contest!

kbaccellia said...

Great contest!

Andrea Lorange said...

Wow, great contest! Thanks!

Kristi said...

Great contest...definitely enter me! I can use some writerly help for sure! ;-)

coffeelvnmom said...

This is an awesome idea! Congrats on so many followers! :)

Matthew Rush said...

Wow Angela. Just when I thought you couldn't possible get any cooler. You did.

Gail said...

Fabulous contest! I'm keeping my fingers crossed because I need LOTS of help and support!!! Congrats on hitting 1,000.

C. K. Bryant said...

Great Contest. I'm a follower.

Miles McG said...

I'm new to this blog and just wanted to say hi (and enter the contest!). Thanks so much for doing this, and I look forward to reading more on your blog! :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

What an amazing contest! I can't believe I wasn't already reading this blog.

Amy Nichols said...

What a great contest!

Creepy Query Girl said...

awesome prizes! Thanks so much- I'm officially entered!

Jamie Grey said...

Congrats on hitting so many followers! It's great to see so many people finding this fantastic resource!

I'm entering both contests :) *Fingers crossed*!!!

Katie Anderson said...

What a great contest! Congratulations on reaching the big 1-0-0-0 :)

Have tweeted out the contest, filled in the form, and will now cross my fingers for both competitions!

Debbie said...

Thanks you all you do!

Valerie Ipson said...

This is amazing opportunity--THANKS!

damonshaw said...

I would like to enter the contest. The emotion thesaurus looks very useful. Thank you.

sally apokedak said...

Oh, lovely contest. Please count me in.

Tessa Quin said...

Those are amazing rewards! And grats on your 1000 followship. I made a separate post about your contest on my BookAways - Contests and Giveaways blog (and filled out the form).

Quinn said...

Wow! Over 1000 followers ... that's incredible! I'd definitely like to enter the contest. I'll come back and fill in the form after I've blogged about the contest.

Janet said...

Great contest, I would love to be one of the winners! I posted about this on my blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

beck nicholas said...

great contest!
am about to post on my blog too!
=)

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss angela! wow you sure got a cool contest. 1000 followers! i cant think how you could keep up with so much followers. i got just a few more than 100 and i cant ever get to visit all of them. i could need to be triple cloned. ha ha. im putting something on my blog for your contest and i hope it get lots of people to be in it.
mostly for me i could like to win one of those critique prizes. i hope you have a real nice sunday.
...smiles from lenny

WritersBlockNZ said...

Wow what an amazing opportunity! Yay =D

JEFritz said...

What a wonderful contest to offer! Thank you so much! I can't wait for the drawing!

Julie Hedlund said...

I just entered - what a great contest. Thanks!

Jaycee said...

I just entered. I love this blog and I'm an old follower, well maybe for three months now :)

Blee Bonn said...

Wow - this is amazing. I'm an old follower, I mean I've been following for awhile. :)

I'd love to be entered. Thanks so much for the contest!

Rachael Harrie said...

What a great contest. Would love to win!

Pam Vickers said...

I'm entering both! Thanks for this Angela!

drToddHarris said...

To One more navigator's newfound muse, well-gardened breeze winding words' wider hues; one wordsmith tinting greyer skies cerulean blue, one artist aiming authors' airs earnestly true.

aimeestates said...

Good luck everyone! (And, uh, me too...lol)

Jeninthehills said...

What a great contest - whoowee! Thanks for the chance.

Sue Fliess said...

I am just refocusing and revising and could really use a fresh set of eyes on my ms. Would LOVE to win! Thanks for the contest!
Sue Fliess
www.suefliess.com

Valerie Kemp said...

What an amazing contest! Congrats on reaching 1000 followers!

Melissa said...

What an amazing contest! Congratulations on 1100+ followers. I'd like to be entered to win in the general following please.

Melissa said...

What an amazing contest! I'd love to be entered in the general following. Congrats on 1100+

M.B. West said...

Congrats on reaching 1000 followers and thanks for the great contest! :)

Jenna Wallace said...

This is such a great contest! Fingers crossed...

JEM said...

This is SUPER AWESOME, thanks for the opportunity! Glad to have found a great resource like your blog.

kidsbookjunky said...

Wow what a generous offer and great contest, congrats on the big 1000

callie forester said...

Congrats on reaching 1,000 followers--that is truly an awesome accomplishment! So glad I saw this in time to enter!!

Patricia B said...

This is an amazing contest. Thank you so much.

Mary Witzl said...

Wheeew -- 184 comments? I don't stand a chance! But for what it's worth, I'm entering. And congratulations on getting a thousand followers! That didn't happen for no reason.

Kate Higgins said...

I'm glad I was told about this in time, great contest great prize for any writer!

Mary Jo said...

Amazing contest offer! How generous. I could def. use a 3 month mentor. My YA novel mss is in it's final revision stages, but needs more work before I can do my query letter any good! I'm at the beginning phase of researching agents, and would benefit from direction in this area, too.

skyangel said...

Thank you for this contest! You're fantastic! :-)

CoNnFeTi said...

Thanks for holding this contest! Your blog is so full of great information for authors!

Drea said...

Love this blog! Thanks for the guidance and inspiration, Angela

Gabriela Lessa said...

Love the idea! Definitely count me in!

Kalinda said...

Amazing 1000! Congratulations!

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