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Weekend Book Giveaway

The people over at Serious Eats are giving away five copies of Marco Pierre White's memoir, The Devil in the Kitchen.
A Londoner, White is perhaps the world's first badboy chef, but unlike some badboy chefs, the man is a brilliant culinary talent who has inspired the likes of Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain. His book is an unflinchingly honest account of his tragedy and triumph-filled life, from losing his mother as a young boy, to his ultimate uber success as a 3 star Michelin chef; and finally his profound disillusionment with the whole star chef culture. This is no by the numbers chef memoir. David Kamp gave it a rave review in the NYT Sunday book review.To enter to win a copy of the Devil in the Kitchen, go here and tell who the devil in your kitchen is - that is, who do you find it hardest to cook with? The contest will be closed at 6 p.m. October 1st, EST.

Book Giveaway

It's been a year since author Dorie Greenspan published the book BAKING FROM MY HOME TO YOURS.
To celebrate this birthday, Houghton Mifflin, her publisher and Dorie are giving away 10 autographed copies of BAKING.To win a copy, just leave a comment at this post with your name and the name of the person to whom you'd the book signed.
The deadline for entries is October 10.

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Book Giveaway

Laurel Wreath is having a book giveaway which ends September 29th. More details here.

Write Like Mike Contest

Acclaimed sportswriter Mike Lupica has high scores with his new book series about kids who blow the game wide open both on and off the field.

Enter to win the Write Like Mike contest! One grand prize winner will have his or her sports column featured in Sports Illustrated Kids magazine, $1000 worth of sports equipment donated to their school, and their name written into a future Comeback Kids Novel! Open to full-time matriculated students, ages 8-12, who are attending schools located in the United States. Winner will be notified by December 7, 2007 via telephone or U.S. mail.

For details and official rules, click here »
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Worst Camping Fiasco Contest

In celebration of the re-release of Tying the Knot, a story set in a Wilderness camp in Northern MN, author Susan May Warren is having a fun contest.

She would love to hear of your camping experiences. It can be funny, or sad, whatever you'd like to share! The best story will go into her newsletter for publication in October! (with your permission, of course)

All entrants will be eligible to win one of 5 Tying the Knot. If you already have a copy of Tying..., then the prize will be one of 5 free copies of Finding Life by author James Graham.

To enter the "Worst Camping Fiasco" Contest, fill out the entry form here. You will be entered in the contest and subscribed to Susan's private newsletter mailing list!

Brava Novella Contest

It's back… The 2007 Brava Novella Contest!
This is the contest that's launched several successful publishing careers and brought readers hours of joy! Want to become one of this selected sect? Then, read on!

The 5th annual Brava Novella Contest will begin accepting entries at midnight central time on August 1, 2007 and will cease accepting entries at midnight central time on September 30, 2007. Entries will be 750 words (computer count/actual word count) and entrant's choice of any scene in the novella. Entries over 750 words will be disqualified.

The Reward: If your 750 word entry is selected as one of the 20 finalists, your entry will be read by editor Kate Duffy of Kensington Publishing.

Contest rules and details at:

Poetry and a Contest

Have you ever noticed how many movies make use of poetry to illustrate or predict something significant? Are you one of the few who gets those kind of hints? If your answer is yes, then this contest is right up your lane.

Journey Woman is having a contest in which 4 winners will get gift cards worth real money ($10 to 25). All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with examples of TV shows, popular songs, or movies that used references or quotes from famous poets or authors in a way that may have caught people by surprise. Not obvious movies like Shakespeare in Love or Sense and Sensibility, but unlikely ones like Porky or Simpsons.

Contest ends October 12th. Good luck.

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