Okay, so I am taking a quick break from the finals fiasco to mention this VERY AWESOME CONTEST (click on the link to enter yourself) hosted by Sarah Wylie, whose debut novel ALL THESE LIVES is coming out in 2012.

Here are the prizes, which I think every author is just dying to win (I can just see us all now, screaming like Beatles fans):

1 Lucky Winner will receive a critique of their first 30-40 pages by the fabulous Suzie Townsend + a pack of Twizzlers + a copy of Hex Hall

3 Lucky Winners will receive a query letter critique by one of these three agent extraordinaires: Kathleen Ortiz, Joanna Stampfel-Volpe, or Colleen Lindsay (One agent will be randomly assigned to each winner.)

1 Winner will receive a writer’s survival guide consisting of Twizzlers, a copy of Silver Phoenix and When You Reach Me, and a cute notebook and pen.
1 Lucky winner will score a lunch date with THE Janet Reid and THE Suzie Townsend. Um, yeah, that’s not a typo. (I’m tempted to enter myself. Would it be so wrong?) Unfortunately, this is not a free trip to NYC. BUT if you live in the NYC area, or whenever you’re visiting NYC? You. Janet. Suzie. LUNCH.

ps. The informing Oprah is actually a joke Sarah reveals to all on twitter, just FYI 🙂