Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A BROKEN Challenge

Here for another edition of our YATT meme-Young Adult Teen Tuesday? Well, in staying true to the theme of the A to Z Challenge, YA Author AE Rought and I decided to offer you a Challenge as part II of my spotlight on her book BROKEN, recently acquired by Strange Chemistry and scheduled for release in January 2013. If you missed Ann sharing her wisdom of writing YA and her journey with BROKEN, CLICK to take a peek at my post representing the letter B.
CLICK to access the
other A to Z participants.

Have you ever felt broken or known someone who has? Have you created a character with a broken spirit, struggling to put the pieces back together? Then this CHALLENGE is for you. 

Write a piece, or use an existing piece of 250 words or less, giving the reader a sense of being damaged, injured, in a state of despair, and BROKEN. I will narrow the entries down to three and Ann will choose the winner, which will be announced on Monday, April 23rd - the day representing the letter W. The winning entry will also be posted on Writers' Ally that day. The cut-off date for entries is April 17th at midnight EST.

1st THE PRIZE: a critique of your choice.
  • query letter
  • synopsis
  • or first five pages
  • Plus she's offering up an amazing book tote she creates herself. Here's the one she made for me last year. Isn't it awesome!!
To ENTER, please leave a comment below telling me you're entering and return later to post your entry in the comments. Or, if you're more comfortable, email your entry to me once it's complete. You can just hit the little envelope in my right sidebar.

I will also offer a 2nd PRIZE, either a copy of BROKEN after its release or a YA book now from Book Depository. For this, fill out the FORM below. The winner will be announced at the same time.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
For more YA, visit these YATT Meme Supporters:
Margo Berendsen
The Write Game
Julie Musil (not every wk)
Rosewood Pencil Box
Misha Gericke (not every wk)
Fairbetty's World 
Concrete Pieces of Soul 
The B.L.O.G (The Bizzare Life of One Girl)  
A Day into the Writer
Want to take part in spotlighting young adult literature? Join our team. For more information, go HERE.


  1. Oh, you should've used The Z was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg. The C was Cut to Ribbons has a perfect illustration!

  2. Yeah, for AE! I'm looking forward to BROKEN.

  3. You're so creative how you meld the A to Z post with other topics!

  4. This is cool! I'll tweet this for you!!!

  5. Great post. Broken sounds awesome.

  6. I'm going to sit this one out, but just curious: Is that The Hunger Games I see peeking out of your bag? (I've got some sort of 'Game-Radar I think)

  7. I've had the pleasure of reading and may I say, it's beyond a great read.

  8. Nice prizes. I'm trying to visit all the blogs in the A-Z Challenge.

  9. Awesome! Good luck to everyone!~

  10. Great post and contest, Sheri! I'll have to have a think on an entry. :)

  11. Just saying hello from Blogging A to Z! Like you, I also have an interest in kidlit- from YA to MG to PB. Good luck with hosting your contest!

    1. That's fabulous, Cynthia! It's great to meet you.

  12. Stopping in from the A to Z Challenge to say hello!

  13. Awesome contest! Can't wait to read BROKEN. I'll play the Broken game and email you something later... *puts writing brain to work*


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