Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Hint of a Contest

Happy December 1st!  To celebrate the beginning of the month, the fact that it's Wednesday, that I've won NaNo, that my Christmas shopping is almost finished, etc., I've decided to host a giveaway.

The prize = a copy of Hint Fiction:  An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer (W.W. Norton, 2010.)  It's a nifty little book that's received positive reviews in a number of places, including NPR and The New Yorker.

(And if you'd like me to scrawl my signature across my story, 'The Empty Nest," I'll be happy to oblige.)

How to enter = just leave a comment in this post.  You don't have to get fancy unless you want to.  A hello.  Some haiku.  A book recommendation.  A favorite quote or scene from a TV show.  Whatever.  You choose.

You have until midnight eastern standard time on Friday, December 3rd to leave your comments.  I know it's a short amount of time, but hey, it's a short book.  After that, all the names will either go into some fancy database thingy or into a hat where either Larry or Mrs. Larry will (somehow) pull out a winner. The winner will be announced next week so be sure and check back.

Good luck!  

19 comments:

Gayle said...

Way to go, Madeline! Enter me in to win the anthology, please. :)

Cathy C. Hall said...

You're finished your Christmas shopping??!!

That's HUGE. :-) But so is your giveaway, so put my name in. And please let Larry and Mrs. Larry know that there's a special treat in it for them if they choose me. I don't know what tortoises (or tortii) consider a treat, but I'll find out and deliver. Assuming they deliver the Hint Fiction antho to me. :-)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Gayle! Maybe you'll have extra luck as the first person to comment... :)

MsALWalker said...

Pick me, pick me, Mrs. Larry. You too, Larry.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Cathy, you missed the "almost" in the part about the Christmas shopping. :)

And do you really think Larry and Mrs. Larry can be bought off so easily? I hope I raised them better than that. :)

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Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Arlene, that's a lot of pressure for two little tortoises. :)

Stacy Post said...

Congrats on finishing NaNoWriMo, Madeline! Feels good to win, doesn't it? :)

You don't need to enter me in the giveaway as I have a handy dandy copy of the awesome Hint Anthology, but if you need anyone to toot your horn, I'm happy to do it. Toot-toot!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Right back at you, Stacy!

And thanks for horn tooting. :)

Linda Malloy said...

Congrats, Madeline! Count me in. Read "The New Yorker" Review. Bet it will become a Best Seller. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Linda! Glad to see you here. :)

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Madeline,
Congratulations on NaNo, and pleast put my name in the hat to win Hint Fiction.
I've got a giveaway going over on my blog--tis the season for giving--so if any of your readers want to hop on over there, please do.
Donna V.
http://donnasbookpub.blogspot.com

Bookie said...

I would love to get a gander at this book...never heard of it before...used to read some about 55 words, but they no longer publish although I think you can buy the book on amazon. 25 words...wow...that would be TOUGH...I'd like to look.

Found you through Donna's blog.

Linda Bailey said...

Geez Madeline I miss you, miss our Thursday morning gatherings writing our thoughts, listening to those words read aloud, segueing into other considerations, laughter, et al. You girl friend, have some incredible imagination, you NaNoWriMo winner you!!!
Linda Bailey

Sally said...

Hey Madeline, I came over from Donna's blog. Put my name in and if I win please sign your story. Happy Holidays!
www.livelearnwithsally.blogspot.com

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Donna! And I absolutely encourage everyone to go visit your blog and enter your contest. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Nice to meet you, Bookie! A lot of people think short short fiction is easy to write - not! Some of the stories in the Hint Fiction antho blew me away.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Linda, thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're doing well! :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Welcome, Sally! Happy Holidays to you, too! If you win, the antho can be a gift for someone else...or for yourself! :)