Tuesday, January 22, 2013

News Day Week 3: Announcing Nominees and Sponsors

It's News Day again! For those of you new to my blog, it's a series where I bring awareness to goings on in our writing community. If you have something you'd like me to share, please contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com. It can be anything. From blogfests to great beginners to posts you think everyone should read. It can also be your own bit of news, if you'd like.

Today, though, I have to focus on the biggest piece of news for MFB:

I present to you the nominees and sponsors for January's Paying Forward Award. By the way. I think the name's sort of lame. Anyone have a better one?

Aaaanyway.

Before I get to the nominees, I want to give a special thank you to this month's sponsors and their prizes. Please go visit them all and give them some love. Why? Because they are all amazing.


Beta read or editing of first 100 pages


Critique of first three chapters


Redesign of a blog button, header or background


Her two YA time travel novels: Screwing Up Time and Screwing Up Babylon


Beta Read or Edit of first chapter 

Critique of first chapter


Critique of first 500 words. 

Finally, I will be giving away a $25 voucher to the vendor of your choice (assuming I can purchase it online).


Now, onto the Nominees by Category (in no particular order):

Most Encouraging Blogger: 


Best Reviewer: 


Best Writing and/or Inspirational Blog: 


Beginner and/or Small Blogger with Most Potential:


Thanks to every single person who nominated these extraordinary bloggers! Voting must please be done by email with "my vote" as the subject. E-mail address: mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Please pick one or no blogger for each category. Voting will stay open until 31 Jan and I'll announce the winners on 5 February. 

So people. Who are your favorites in each category? Got a better name for the awards?  

54 comments:

Julie Luek said...

This is very kind and I'm tremendous company -- as with all the categories. Thank you.

Amy said...

Thank you, Misha, I'm very flattered.

Many of the blogs linked to here are new to me, so I will have to go exploring. Thank you for tipping me off to some exciting new things....

Annalisa Crawford said...

A big thank you to whoever nominated me. Like Amy, I don't know some of these blogs, so I'll have to check them out. What great prizes!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh wow! I was nominated - thank you. Will send my vote.

Camille Picott said...

Wow, there is some great stuff being donated! How nice! Thanks also for the links to other bloggers. It's always fun to find new sites.

Cynthia said...

I echo Alex when I say OH WOW! I'm so flattered and humbled! A big thanks and cookies (the sweet and chewy kind, not the techie kind) to whoever nominated me!

Amy Jarecki said...

Thanks for making these suggestions. I always waffle as to what to do with my blog...I will check them out!

Cassie Mae said...

Holy frickin' awesome! Can I vote for everyone?

randi lee said...

What an awesome way to promote the writing community! I love it. Good on you!!!

E.J. Wesley said...

Extraordinary list of bloggers! I follow almost all of them, and can truly say they're each very deserving of any recognition they're given. Good luck to everyone!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I just emailed my votes.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats to all of the nominees! I look forward to meeting some of the bloggers that I'm not familiar with. Great list Misha! Julie

Richard said...

A great selection.

Arlee Bird said...

Great picks, great sponsors, and great prizes! What cool going's ons you have here!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Livia Peterson said...

What a surprise - I'm nominated! Thank you so much! So many awesome bloggers out there and I love them all!

klahanie said...

Hi Misha,

What a wonderful thing to do, my friend. And I'm honoured to know you, Misha and a number of those in your various categories.

I couldn't possibly vote. I know they are all remarkable people. Well done to all those on the lists. And Misha, happy, fulfilling writing.

In kindness and good wishes, your way,

Gary

Christine Rains said...

These are fabulous nominees. Congratulations to them all! Alex would be my choice for most encouraging. He is an inspiration to the writing community.

Leigh Covington said...

Oh my gosh! This is amazing! And it totally made my day! So hard to vote, because all the nominees are wonderful. Congrats to everyone!

Melissa said...

A worthy list. :)
Congrats to the nominees!

Cortney Pearson said...

This is such a great concept, I love the idea of your News Day! (Yeah, I've been out of the loop for a while!) I'll try to remember to send my vote, I love this!! :D

Al Diaz said...

My scales are getting redder than they are. Thank you very much! Prizes are all amazing. :)

Kelley Lynn said...

Wow! I am so honored! This is quite the company to be a part of!!!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Man, you make this hard! So many good choices!!!

L.G. Smith said...

Appreciate the nomination very much! And those are some fabulous prizes. Love this idea of paying it forward.

Mina Lobo said...

What a lovely competition that I'm just learning about! :-) I've cast my vote (and am impressed with myself for knowing folks who were nominated).
Some Dark Romantic

Marjorie Romeyn said...

This looks like a great cast of nominees! Can't wait to see who the winners are.

sjp said...

So exciting cant wait to check out these new blogs :)

Nick Wilford said...

There are some awesome names in there. It'll be tough to vote!

Alice said...

So many blogs to check out! Thanks for hosting this.

michelle said...

What a great selection of bloggers!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

what a fantastic award post! Lots of awesome nominees to choose from here! Not going to be easy!

Gossip_Grl said...

A lot of great bloggers it is hard to choose. Most encouraging would probably have to be hands down Alex Cavanaugh.
On the most inspirational Annalisa Crawford.

Donna K. Weaver said...

This is fun. Obviously, I need to get around more because I don't know some of them.

David P. King said...

Whoa! Thank you for the nomination. This is a great list. It's going to be hard to pick just one from each, but I'll try my best. :)

Kittie Howard said...

What a great award post, Misha. You've got a heart of gold. And thank you for introducing me to such awesome blogs.

J. A. Bennett said...

Sending in my votes right away :)

Clare said...

Congratulations to all the nominees; all very deserving. Picking a winner for Most Encouraging Blogger is going to be very hard!

M.J. Fifield said...

Congratulations to all the nominees!

Susan Oloier said...

A wonderful list of amazing bloggers and writers. A special shout-out to Michael Di Gesu. I am so happy to see his name of the list :-)

Carole Anne Carr said...

A wonderful idea, and well deserved.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Misha .. great people listed and there's lots of choices ... I need to come back to check everyone out ..

Great list, opportunity for us all .. cheers Hilary

M Pax said...

What great nominees! And prizes. Best of luck to them all!

SA Larsenッ said...

Wow! Congratulations to all the nominees. Awesome list of folks. Now, to email you...

Nicole said...

This is fun! There are some great bloggers in that list.

Carol Kilgore said...

Good luck, everyone! Great stuff!!

Ella said...

What a great list! Congrats to all noms!
I will be back to vote~

I love this idea :D

Happy Wednesday Misha!

Elise Fallson said...

This is a great idea and what a fabulous group of bloggers up there. Wish I could vote for all of them!

Lynda R Young said...

congrats to the nominees!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Thanks so much for the nomination - whoever you are! And lovely to meet everyone!

Tara Tyler said...

super awesome prizes and excellent nominees! great idea misha!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Awesome nominees! No matter who wins, everyone deserves the recognition shown by being nominated. Good luck, all!

And fantastic prizes, guys!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Mel Chesley said...

Love the name, love the idea and I've sent in my votes!

Debbie's World of Books said...

Thanks so much for including me! I appreciate it.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Congrats to the nominees and GOOD LUCK!!!!!