Major publisher HarperCollins has just launched an online community called Inkpop that brings together teen lit hopefuls with readers and publishing professionals. The social networking site aims to “spotlight aspiring authors and the readers who provide the positive springboard for feedback.” Not only that, but there is an editorial board who will read those pieces that get the most votes and decide who will ultimately land a publishing contract. Very awesome.
For those of you who have read and enjoyed Scott Westerfeld‘s Uglies trilogy, be aware that he has written an additional title. It is a few years after Tally Youngblood has taken down the ruling regime at the end of Specials, but Extras promises to be just as exciting because popularity rules in this book and it’s your rank that counts.
Fanlib.com is hosting a contest for those 13+ from October 12 through November 13. To enter the contest, go to their “Submit” page and read the Mission they have posted there. Based on that Mission, write and submit your own story for a chance to win some cool prizes! (You will have to register on their site to participate.)
We have Extras on order, so look it up in the catalog and place a hold, or ask a librarian for help.
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