Who Done It? Alibi Contest

Who Done it COVER

Did YOU do it?

Did YOU kill the most heinous, hateful, gaseous editor the literary world has ever known?

No? Prove it!

83 of the world’s most famous YA authors—think Libba Bray, David Levithan, John Green, Lemony Snicket, and Lauren Myracle—have already written their alibis, which have been collected in the new anthology “Who Done It”?. They most certainly did not murder their editor, Herman Mildew.

But now the fuzz suspects you. Write an alibi of 500 to 1,000 words and you could win your freedom—plus a thousand dollars! Not to mention a review of your work by a New York literary agent. And an invite to a swanky party or a phone call with author Jon Scieszka! Continue reading

The Summer Reading Contest Winners

Summer has wound to an end—so what better time to announce the winners of our Summer Reading contest! We asked you to write a story about a classic summer experience, and write you did. You voted for 25 finalists who were considered for the NOOK Book™ compilation, but we could only choose 10 winners. Check out the winners after the jump, and congratulate your fellow Figs! Continue reading

Daily Theme from Pauls Toutonghi!

“I can’t believe you just did that!” You don’t have have to jump the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle to know that sometimes it takes great courage to follow your dreams. Pauls Toutonghi, author of “Evel Knievel Days,” followed his dream to become a published author and now he wants to help you reach your goals as well with today’s daredevil inspired Daily Theme! Continue reading

Daily Theme from Kami Garcia!

You may know that this week’s Daily Themes have been brought to you by Kami Garcia, bestselling co-author of the “Beautiful Creatures” series. But did you know that Kami won’t sleep in a room with the number “13” on it? Or that she named her two dogs after characters from “Buffy”? See what else you can learn by doing a little digging with today’s research inspired Daily Theme! Continue reading