PROM Fanfiction Alert

Like to write? Want to win a boat-load of books or $$$ for a DJ for your 2006 school prom? Then listen up.

The nice people at Baker & Taylor just announced a fanfiction contest for stories based on my new novel, PROM!!!

Basically, you have to write a 1,500 word (or less) prequel, sequel, or alternate ending to PROM. These stories will be evaluated by a group of B&T and Penguin folks. I’ll help choose the finalists. The contest runs from now through December 31, 2005. (It’s only open to readers aged 12-18, BTW)

The Grand Prize winner gets either $500 worth of Penguin books, or $500 towards a DJ to play at the winner’s prom in 2006, and the winning story will be posted on writerlady.com (my website) for everyone to enjoy. Also, I will visit the winner’s school or public library in 2006, and an additional $500 of books will be donated to that school or library.

Two First Prize winners will also have their stories showcased on my website and will win a complete, signed set of my novels.

Go here and click on official Contest Rules for all the details and fine print.

I leave for the airport and North Carolina in a couple of minutes. I am feeling very optimistic today and am leaving my winter jacket at home. This means a freak snowstorm will probably hit the Raleigh/Durham region by dinnertime. You heard it here first.

21 Replies to “PROM Fanfiction Alert”

  1. I would love $500 worth of books…oh, just dreaming about it. Unfortunately I’ll be 19 in two months, sigh. I’m actually pretty curious about which option the winner will choose. Maybe last year I would have chosen the DJ…hm, no, books all the way.

    PS: This avatar was made from one of my prom pictures…great night…although it was a little weird that my friend had a 25 year old date who brought a cane sword in the limo.

  2. I would love $500 worth of books…oh, just dreaming about it. Unfortunately I’ll be 19 in two months, sigh. I’m actually pretty curious about which option the winner will choose. Maybe last year I would have chosen the DJ…hm, no, books all the way.

    PS: This avatar was made from one of my prom pictures…great night…although it was a little weird that my friend had a 25 year old date who brought a cane sword in the limo.

  3. I would love $500 worth of books…oh, just dreaming about it. Unfortunately I’ll be 19 in two months, sigh. I’m actually pretty curious about which option the winner will choose. Maybe last year I would have chosen the DJ…hm, no, books all the way.

    PS: This avatar was made from one of my prom pictures…great night…although it was a little weird that my friend had a 25 year old date who brought a cane sword in the limo.

  4. Beautiful in raleigh

    Heh I wouldn’t mind a freak snow storm but it was 74 today! I really enjoyed meeting you at the book store and I’m already devouring Prom.. I use to want to be a writer when I was little.. then I grew up around an english teacher and now I want to be an engineer hah.. i guess thats how it works.. hope you enjoyed raleigh..

  5. Beautiful in raleigh

    Heh I wouldn’t mind a freak snow storm but it was 74 today! I really enjoyed meeting you at the book store and I’m already devouring Prom.. I use to want to be a writer when I was little.. then I grew up around an english teacher and now I want to be an engineer hah.. i guess thats how it works.. hope you enjoyed raleigh..

  6. Beautiful in raleigh

    Heh I wouldn’t mind a freak snow storm but it was 74 today! I really enjoyed meeting you at the book store and I’m already devouring Prom.. I use to want to be a writer when I was little.. then I grew up around an english teacher and now I want to be an engineer hah.. i guess thats how it works.. hope you enjoyed raleigh..

  7. Baker&Taylor SUCKS! Partially because I’m gonna be 25 in May, so can’t participate, and partially because their packing materials SUCK getting into! LOL

  8. Baker&Taylor SUCKS! Partially because I’m gonna be 25 in May, so can’t participate, and partially because their packing materials SUCK getting into! LOL

  9. Baker&Taylor SUCKS! Partially because I’m gonna be 25 in May, so can’t participate, and partially because their packing materials SUCK getting into! LOL

  10. *jumps up and down* Yay..I met the age limit. =D (I’m 12 right now and I’ll be 13 in July) I’ll probably send in a sequel or something, but I definitely won’t win. It will be fun, though. =P Good luck to everyone else too. 🙂

  11. *jumps up and down* Yay..I met the age limit. =D (I’m 12 right now and I’ll be 13 in July) I’ll probably send in a sequel or something, but I definitely won’t win. It will be fun, though. =P Good luck to everyone else too. 🙂

  12. *jumps up and down* Yay..I met the age limit. =D (I’m 12 right now and I’ll be 13 in July) I’ll probably send in a sequel or something, but I definitely won’t win. It will be fun, though. =P Good luck to everyone else too. 🙂

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