[UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Thank you all for the comments. I'm always interested in what you've been up to and what your future goals may be. I really appreciate the participation here.
Our two winners (per the random number generator) are #2 (Rob) and #9 (Joan Bailey). Rob and Joan, please e-mail me to claim your prize. Please indicate which e-book you would like to receive, and the e-mail address where you'd prefer to receive it. Congratulations!]
So, in case you missed Monday's announcement, I've just completed the latest updates for both of our market directories. One provides information on publications that pay essayists, and the other concentrates on paying venues for book reviewers.
I update these guides twice each year (admittedly, not the most exciting work in the world) to check links, make sure each publication is still in business AND is indicating its guidelines AND pay rates online, and, when we're lucky, add new finds. You can see what each guide is all about, and peruse sample listings, by clicking here.
Now, here's the fun part. Since this evening marks the conclusion of Chanukah, I'm going to offer a giveaway. Actually, I'll offer two giveaways. I'm feeling generous.
Our two lucky winners will each be able to select a free copy of the e-book of his/her choice. To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling us about a) the publication you're proudest to have added to your credits in 2009 OR b) a publication you're hoping to crack in 2010. Please be sure to leave your name AND check back at the blog on Monday morning (12/22) when the winners--who will be selected randomly--will be revealed. Please note that any winner who does not contact me by Tuesday midnight (U.S. Eastern time) will forfeit the prize.
Sound clear? Oh, and one more thing--this blog's comments are moderated, so don't worry if your comment doesn't appear right away.
Thanks for playing, and good luck!