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contest winner, links, and mailing list update!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Huge congrats go out to Miss Emily, who won the thankful contest--and the box of 12 ARCs! (Miss Emily, I've sent a message to the email you provided, but haven't yet heard back, so please check your spam box because it may have landed in there, and I need to hear from you to send you the books! :-) )

And thank YOU all for your amazing comments on the post--it seems like everyone has a lot to be thankful for this year, and that makes me happy.

Also!

My holiday mailing list message went out this morning--and if you're on the list and didn't get it, please check your spam folder! If the message hasn't shown up by the end of the day or early tomorrow, email me, and after I double check to make sure you are on the list, I will happily send you the email again, because--well, you all know how much I heart everyone on my mailing list!!!

Finally, I have--of course!--links to share:

A former slush reader talks about ways to Escape from the Slushpile

Genreality's Bob Mayer talks about publishers, promotion, and an accusation supposedly made by a publisher about authors ripping off publishers (!!!)

From the how-come-no-one-else-has-ever-thought-of-this! department: book rejection bingo

Justine Larbalestier reminds all you NaNoWriMoers to take care of yourselves--and it's good advice for everyone who writes

Scott Westerfeld also has a NaNoWriMo tip, this one about the importance of finishing

Finally, Justine Musk has yet another eloquent essay up, this time on the power of showing what's important in a story