YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

Now that my contest is over, I shall share some awesome contests with you guys.

Addicted To Books is having a sweet sixteen contest! She’s giving away four books, Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison, Purge by Sarah Darer Littman, Raven by Allison van Diepen and Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols. Pop over to her blog for more details.

Sharon is giving Me, my elf, & I by Heather Swain (ends Apr 21).

Cyn Balog is having a awesome contest where you can win a signed copy of Fairy Tale and necklaces. Wee! :] Her book comes out June 23.

I made this banner! Please ask me for permission before using it! I created it because the countdown widget on Cyn’s site won’t work on WordPress. =(

The Story Siren is spreading the word on Fresh Films!
Fresh Films is the largest teen filmmaking program in the United States, and it’s now taking applications for the 2009 season! They provide instruction, the film equipment and the funding teens to each make a real short film (each one is about 10 minutes long.)

Once those films are finished, they premiere at an online film festival, and the winners of an audience vote go on to be a part of AFI Fest in Los Angeles, which is one of the biggest International film festivals in the world.

Every movie they make is made by teens, from beginning to end. And after more than 300 productions, more than half of these films have gone on to compete at national and international film festivals. TEN of them have earned Academy Award eligibility! That’s right- you could make a movie this summer that could win an Oscar!

For filmmakers, if you’re selected, you will spend a week in one of six production cities with 9 other teens on their crew. You will storyboard, scout, cast, direct, shoot, and edit each film from beginning to end. Not only is there a small prize pack for winning the online film festival, winners will be flown out to Los Angeles for the premiere of their film at AFI Fest.

They’ll enjoy a full day of filmmaking workshops and instruction from film industry professionals. In previous years, they’ve worked with or had workshops featuring the casts and crew of Napoleon Dynamite, director Elizabeth Allen, actors Laura Prepon and Rachael Leigh Cook, Sean Astin and many others.

Click the banner below for more info!


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