**CONTEST NOW CLOSED. CHECK IN TOMORROW to see if you CRACKED the CODE!**
I can't believe it. 2000+ followers! Continually you show us what a great community this is! And we are so grateful to be a part of it, we had to celebrate. So, a drum roll please, for OPERATION: CRACK the CODE!
You know those enormous vaults stuffed with millions of cash, jewels and gold bars right? Well, The Bookshelf Muse has procured one just for you.
When we hit 2K, Becca and I so desperately wanted to fill this steel bad boy with writerly coolness. But, it's a big vault, and we're only two people.
So, in the spirit of what our writing & blogging community stands for, we reached out to a few SUPERSTARS who always go above and beyond to help others. And guess what?
The vault filled with LITERARY GOLD.
Shall we take a peek at what you could win?
From POWERHOUSE SCI-FI AUTHOR Beth Revis, a signed copy of Across the Universe
From WRITING LUMINARY Casey of LITERARY RAMBLES, a 10 pg YA/MG critique
From YA MASTERMIND Stina of SEEING CREATIVE & QUERY TRACKER BLOG, a 2 chapter critique (all ages/genres)
Janet Gurtler, a 3 chapter critique of a YA, plus an ARC of IF I TELL.
From STRUCTURE SUPERWOMAN Laura of Laura Pauling's Blog, a $10 Amazon gift certificate toward SAVE THE CAT (Snyder) or another book & a Structural Analysis of your opening 3 chapters for hook, inciting incident, and the start of the character arc.
From BLINDINGLY BRILLIANT MG/YA AUTHOR P.J. Hoover, a ten page MG/YA critique and an ebook copy of SOLSTICE along with a set of awesome trading cards
From MG FANTASY AMAZON Author Janice Hardy, a first chapter critique (all ages/genres)
From KIDLIT CHAMPION Martina of ADVENTURES IN CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING, a 50-page critique (all ages/genres)
From MA BESTIE BECCA, an ARC of Lauren Myracle's Shine and a 5K critique (all ages/genres)
From MISTRESS OF MIDDLE GRADE Shannon of Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe, a 10 page critique (all ages)
Julie Musil's Blog, a copy of PLOT & STRUCTURE (Bell)
And from ME, a Blog Assessment & a 5K critique (all ages/genres)
Oh and did we mention the GRAND PRIZE? (see below)
As Probst says on SURVIVOR...worth playing for?
See all the Thesaurus Collections linked in the sidebar? Well, we've hidden 25 vault photos that say CRACK the CODE on 25 different entries. Find 5 and then enter THIS FORM listing where you found them. That's right, we're challenging you to a good ol' fashioned treasure hunt!
After you fill out the form, we will send you a combination code for the VAULT. Hang onto it...because on June 19th, we'll post the winning combinations. If yours is listed, click on it to see which prize you've won!
25 hidden vaults, you can enter for our grand prize--this awesome shirt!
So, start poking around! Need a HINT or two? Visit the blogs of the folks listed above and gather the clues!
CONTEST CLOSES MIDDAY SATURDAY ON JUNE 18th, SO GET CRACKING!! As always, tweets and mentions are appreciated but not required. If you do TWEET THIS, we have a hashtag too! #CRACKtheCODE