Friday, October 19, 2012

YAtopia Re-launch!

While we're terribly sad to see Leigh, Chanelle, Kelley, Nyrae, and Wendy go, we're super excited to welcome our newest YAtopians to the blog! Over the next week (October 21, 22, 23, 24, 25), we're going to reintroduce you to our remaining original members, introduce you to our new members, and invite you to help us celebrate with a HUGE giveaway!

Check out our shiny new About Us page and our Twitter Member List for a sneak peak of the member profiles, which will be:

  • Oct 21st: Sarah and Jaquira
  • Oct 22nd: Sharon and Suzanne
  • Oct 23rd: DJ and Lisa
  • Oct 24th: Aimee and Jennifer
  • Oct 25th: Davey and Ryan 
Now, for what you're all really wondering - what can you win?

Book pack 1 (US only): 
  • Under the Never Sky, signed by Veronica Rossi (hardcover)
  • Shatter Me, signed by Tahereh Mafi (Plus a Shatter Me keychain!) (hardcover)
 Book pack 2 (US only): 
  • Divergent, signed by Veronica Roth (paperback)
  • Obsidian, signed by Jennifer L. Armentrout and the cover models! (paperback)
  • Hunted, signed by DJ DeSmyter (paperback)
 Book pack 3 (US only): 
  • So Shelly, signed by Ty Roth (paperback)
  • The Downside of Being Charlie, signed by Jenny Torres Sanchez (paperback)
 Book pack 4 (US only): 
  • Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles (paperback)
  • Pretty Amy, signed by Lisa Burstein (paperback) 
International book pack (non-US only):
  • Any MG, YA, or NA book or two, winner's choice (maximum value of $16)
  • Any MG, YA, or NA book or two, winner's choice (maximum value of $16)

Writer's prizes (all open internationally):
  • Query, synopsis, or first-page critique by Suzanne van Rooyen
  • One of two query critiques by Sarah Nicolas
  • Query and first-five-page critique by Jennifer Malone
  • Ten-page critique by Lisa Burstein
  • Fifty-page critique by Sharon Johnston
  • One of two first-five-page critiques by Jaquira Diaz
And what do you have to do to win? Nothing! Well, nothing, but fill out the form below. HOWEVER, there are a lot of opportunities to earn extra entries. The contest will close at 11:59 EST on October 27th and the winners will be announced on October 28th.

Questions? To the comments!


  1. I've found some great books & tips on your site. Sad to also see people leave, but excited for the new voices as well :)

  2. This is pretty sweet, I've gotta say. Great opportunity for readers and writers alike. Thanks, guys!

  3. Sounds exciting :) But I really need to migrate to the US!

  4. I entered all my details above, but it doesn't appear to store them..?

    So here they are again in a nutshell: I already follow everyone, tweeted with special twitter art @ThePoetTrees and since we just missed my guest blog over at the Supernatural underground, I posted on BOTH my facebook pages and .author

    Yes, I "liked" your page with both identities too (so do I get 4 entries for that? cheeky wink)... and I tried to link with google but it wouldn't let me. Kept giving me an error, so I'll try again later...

    best of luck!
    AA Bell
    where wisdom grows by sharing quotes from writers...

  5. Not sure why, but there the form will not let me submit my entries.
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