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#SeasonsOfKidLit's First Annual Trick-or-Treat Event - 2022!

Hi, parents, librarians, book fanatics, writers, and readers of all sorts...not to mention goblins, zombies, and ghouls, too! I'm here to share the official rules and event calendar for #SeasonsOfKidLit's First Annual Trick-Or-Treat Event! This month, the #SeasonsOfKidLit blog will be filled with fall-themed book recommendations, not to mention interviews from authors, illustrators, publishers, and literary agents. PLUS, there are fun Tricks and tons of Treats up for grabs, including book giveaways for avid readers, and critique giveaways, a skip-the-slushpile pass, zoom consultations, and more for inspiring writers. The event kicks off on September 30th with literary agent Kaitlyn Sanchez! So, make sure to subscribe and join in the spooky and seasonal fun...if you dare, that is. ;)

For those new to #SeasonsOfKidLit, navigate here to learn more about the blog.

Official Rules:

For the entire 31 days in October (plus a BONUS interview starting a day earlier on September 30th!) a special guest will be featured on the #SeasonsOfKidLit blog. Make sure to read the fun and inspiring interview from the guest of the day.

At the end of each blogpost, the guest will offer a Trick (a writing, querying, or illustrator tip etc.) or a Treat (a book, original artwork, a zoom critique/consultation, skip-the-slushpile pass etc.) for the readers. To enter, you must comment on the blog post and follow the rules of the giveaway.

On or about November 4th, a raffle will be held and the giveaway winners will be announced!

The following terror-iffic treats are up for grabs:

Where I can't give away all the spooktacular treats in store this October (because, really, aren't surprises are much more fun?), I can give a few hints. The following is available:

  • Skip-the-slushpile pass (to submit to a literary agent)

  • MS critique from an amazing publisher

  • MS/query critiques from talented authors and agents

  • Books galore to add to your classroom or home library collection

  • A writer's career consultation via Zoom (oh my!)

  • Zoom critique consultation

  • Zoom ask-the-author-anything visit

  • Some surprise treats from fang-tastic creators

  • Original artwork

  • Not to mention: 10 Rate Your Story Speed Passes are going to be raffled for anyone who comments and leaves feedback on every post/for each guest. A Speed Pass is a critique from an industry professional! For more information, click here.

*Note: Book giveaways will be shipped in the US only.

Calendar of Guests:

For a closer look at which books each creator will be discussing, click here.

A note from Heather Macht, the coordinator:

I hope you all enjoy this fun event just as much as I did when organizing it.

Also, the HUGEST round of applause for all the amazing creators who offered their advice and time, and Tricks and Treats, too. Because of them, this literary version of Trick-or-Treat is possible!

Now, it's time for the Spooky-Filled Fun to begin. Only four more days to go!

Thanks for reading along and remember: It's almost time to Trick or Treat!


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