UpvoteYA Episode 3: How to Win Pitch and Blog Contests

Welcome to episode three of the UpvoteYA podcast! Today we’re going to dive head first into the world of pitch and blog contests. We’ll talk about what it takes to win one and what writers should expect to get out of them. We also interview two members of the #PitchWars community about their personal experiences. Thanks for joining us!

Episode 3: How to Win Pitch and Blog Contests (Air Time 47:26)

SHOW NOTES

Brenda Drake: http://www.brenda-drake.com/
Pitch Wars, the Writer’s Voice, and many more!

Authoress Anon: http://misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com/
Baker’s Dozen, Secret Agent, and more!

Kim Graff
https://twitter.com/kk_writes
http://www.kimgraff.com/
#PitchWars Wishlist: http://www.kimgraff.com/pitch-wars-wishlist/

Elly Blake, author of FROSTBLOOD (Little, Brown Jan. 17, 2015)
https://twitter.com/elly_blake
http://ellyblake.com/
#PitchWars Wishlist: http://ellyblake.com/?page_id=76

UpvoteYA Episode 2: All About Genre and Process

Welcome to the episode two of the UpvoteYA podcast! In this episode we explore genre in the YA marketplace. We also discuss resources and tools for discovering trends, word count targets for various genres of YA, and a few different approaches to drafting and revision. Thanks for joining us!

SHOW NOTES

Air Time 33:12

BOOKS/AUTHORS we mention:

    • MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera
    • WE ARE THE ANTS by Shaun David Hutchinson
    • A WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Beth Revis
    • IMAGINARY GIRLS by Nova Ren Suma
    • THE STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL SORROWS OF AVA LAVENDER by Leslye Walton
    • SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY (series) by Susan Dennard
    • THE CLOCKWORK CENTURY Series by Cherie Priest
    • LEVIATHAN (series) by Scott Westerfeld
    • ILLUMINAE (series, ongoing) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
    • THESE BROKEN STARS (series) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
    • HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR by John Corey Whaley
    • THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner

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