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Enter to Win the 2013 Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market!

Last year, I was happy to give away some copies of the 2012 Writer’s Digest Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market (think that’s enough apostrophes?), which had several of my articles and even my blurb on the back cover. This year, I’m pleased to offer two copies to randomly selected entries in the comments. The 2013 edition is thoroughly updated and includes new articles and interviews with children’s book professionals, including two more articles by yours truly. It is once again edited by Chuck Sambuchino and remains the best resource for children’s writers and illustrators out there.

To win one of the two copies I have available:

1) Reach out about this contest to your social networks, whether with a blog post, Tweet, or FB post.
2) Comment on this entry with a link to your share. You don’t have to include your email address in the post as long as you include it in the email field (private and for my eyes only).
3) Winners will be emailed for their mailing address. Only US residents (Alaska and Hawaii ok) at this time, unfortunately, as Writer’s Digest will be sending copies to you, not me.

Deadline for entries is October 14th, and winner will be posted October 15th!


  1. Christina Marie’s avatar

    Love these books. Such good help for all writers. Enter Me In. πŸ™‚

  2. Jane Heitman Healy’s avatar

    Thanks for the opportunity. Serious writers must have this book!

  3. Julie Daines’s avatar

    These books are packed with great articles and information about perfecting your writing and finding a publisher. I’d love to win one.

    I mentioned this contest on my blog: juliedaines dot blogspot dot com

  4. Lori Lee’s avatar

    This is a fantastic resource no matter what stage you are in your publishing career πŸ™‚ Shared on twitter:

  5. Robyn’s avatar

    Great contest! And resource! And if I won, I wouldn’t have to pay the library fine for having the book out entirely too long. ;0)

  6. Kathleen’s avatar

    Count me in! I posted on my facebook page.

  7. Jennifer’s avatar

    Excellent for publicity and I’m glad to do it. I like having one of these resources every couple of years and I’m a big fan of your blog.
    I posted on my facebook page.

  8. catdownunder’s avatar

    Oh, purr-fect apostrophes! (Not eligible for your contest but had to smile at the apostrophes. πŸ™‚ )

  9. Kori Miller’s avatar

    Mentioned here:!/pages/Kori-Miller-Writes/257022990982335

    Auto connects to Twitter under KMillerWrites

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’m looking forward to reading your book.


  10. Julie Falatko’s avatar

    I love contests that are for things I am planning on buying anyway! I tweeted here:

  11. Vin Vogel’s avatar

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks for offering such a great book.
    I have posted about the contest on my facebook page:

  12. Sandra Bornstein’s avatar

    Retweeted Sally Spratt’s tweet about your contest. Hopefully others will follow the trend.

  13. Monica Holtz’s avatar

    I love this resource. I posted about your contest on Facebook.

  14. Jane’s avatar

    Always good to have the latest info! THanks for a cool contest!

  15. Melissa K’s avatar

    Please count me in. I posted a message about this on Verla Kay’s boards. (I’m not including the link because for some reason the comment doesn’t go through when I do that.)

  16. Megan’s avatar

    I just posted it on my facebook page although I have NO IDEA how to post that here. Thanks for the great contest!

  17. Angie’s avatar

    What a great contest! I’m very attached to my 2012 copy πŸ˜‰ I posted about it on my blog:

  18. Peter Dudley’s avatar

    Tweeted and posted to facebook (tagged you in the FB but not the tweet). This is cool. Thanks for doing it. I hope it brings you some more followers; your advice is always sharp.

  19. Megan Daniel’s avatar

    Thanks for the opportunity! Here’s my twitter post.

  20. Jamie Martin’s avatar – I wasn’t sure if you’d accept this one, so I’ll post it on FB as well.

  21. Jennifer’s avatar

    Hi! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book!
    I posted over at Twitter:

  22. Pamela Delupio’s avatar

    Thanks for the chance! Such a great resource. I tweeted a link :

  23. Daniel McInerny’s avatar

    Thanks for for this great giveaway! I’ve posted on my Twitter account, @kingdomofpatria, as well as on the Trojan Tub Entertainment Facebook page:

  24. Amelia Kynaston’s avatar
  25. Christy Luis’s avatar

    As always, I appreciate your giveaways! So kind.
    Here’s the blog post in which I mentioned the contest:

  26. carrie a. pearson’s avatar

    My CWIM’s are dogeared and highlighted. Would love a fresh-faced copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  27. Jennifer Rumberger’s avatar

    Love the CWIM! I posted on my facebook page. Hope this is the correct link!

  28. Janet Smart’s avatar

    I’d love to win. I just posted about this on my Facebook page.

  29. Cheryl Rose’s avatar
    Also, pinned on pinterest.

    Can you tell I really want to win this book!
    Thanks for the opportunity.


  30. Diane Parker’s avatar

    I would LOVE a copy. Thanks for the opportunity!

  31. julie marr’s avatar

    Here’s my Twitter post about your great giveaway. Thank you!

    julie degni marr ‏@verytrulyjulie
    It’s a compendium of writerly goodness and you could win a copy here: …

  32. Faith Mullen’s avatar

    So glad I saw this in time! Awesome giveaway!


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