Vote in the Who Done It? Alibi Contest

Who done it?

By “done” we mean “wrote.”

And by “it” we mean “the most creativeawesomeconvincingfunnycool alibi for the murder of editor Herman Mildew.”

We challenged you to join the ranks of 83 of the world’s most famous YA authors, whose alibis have been collected in the new anthology Who Done It?, and tell the world why you absolutely did not murder your editor. And write you did! The entry period has closed for this contest, but you still have the chance to help choose the finalists who will be sent to Adele GriffinJon Scieszka, and Melissa Walker for judging!

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Voting will run until Monday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The top 30 most-hearted finalists will be sent to Adele, Jon, and Melissa, who will select the winners.


The grand-prize winner will receive the following:

  • $1,000
  • A one-page editorial letter from literary agent Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary Agency) who will read up to 8,000 words of your original work. Any form of writing will be accepted: short stories, excerpt from a novel, poems, essays, etc. Both published and unpublished work will be accepted for review.
  • An invitation for the winner and a parent or guardian to the SohoTeen launch party in New York City on November 29, 2012, where the winner will get a personal half-hour chat with Jon Scieszca. (If the winner cannot attend, he or she will win a half-hour phone conversation with Jon.)

Eight runners-up will each receive a copy of Who Done It?.

Brought to you by Figment and SohoTeen, with 826NYC and I Heart Daily.

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