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Our One Year Blogiversary contests have finally come to a close. We are humbled and grateful to everyone who entered and passed the news of our giveaways along to others. Thanks so much!

If you started following us for this contest, stick around. There's more good stuff to come - including great blog posts on reading and writing, more contests and goofiness galore.

But first, a little shout out from a few of our favorite people ever:


Thank you Joanna, Suzie and Sara!

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for (right?):

WE HAVE WINNERS!!!

A LOT of winners. Cross your fingers - we hope your name makes the list. If you see your name, please e-mail us at yahighway(at)gmail(dot)com (with your mailing address if you won a tangible prize, like a book). It'll make our jobs a little easier. :)

On Wednesday, we ran our giveaway For Readers. Lots of great books at stake, including sought after ARCs and signed hardcovers. Let's check out the prizes - and the winners - for Wednesday's contest:

Preorders:

MOCKINGJAY (Suzanne Collins) - won by McQuinn
LINGER (Maggie Steifvater) - won by Jamie Blair
SCUMBLE (Ingrid Law) - won by Vicki Tremper

ARCs:

THE REPLACEMENTS (Brenna Yovanoff) - won by Jami Slack
THE ETERNAL ONES (Kirsten Miller) - won by Sandy Giden
THE EXTRAORDINARY SECRETS OF APRIL, MAY AND JUNE (Robin Benway) - won by Ashley S.
MYSTERY BEA PACKAGE - won by Renae Mercado

Book + Journal Packages:

JUST LISTEN (Sarah Dessen) + retro journal - won by Jaimie Teekell
LOCK AND KEY (Sarah Dessen) + retro journal - won by Jessica Byam

Books We Love:

THE DEAD TOSSED WAVES (signed by Carrie Ryan) - won by Carrie Axtel
FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK (Melina Marchetta) - won by Colleen Kosinski
HEX HALL (Rachel Hawkins) - won by Jennifer Walkup
WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON (John Green/David Levithan) - won by Anne Kenny
HATE LIST and CRASH INTO ME (Jennifer Brown and Albert Norris) - won by Sarah Blackstock
LITTLE BROTHER and BLISS (Cory Doctorow and Lauren Myracle) - won by Sam Franks

CONGRATS!!

Day two was a day For Writers. We offered agent critiques and author, intern and writer critiques of all kinds. Manuscripts, queries and synopses. Hope you're ready for a in-depth look at your hard work! Here are Thursday's winners:

SUPER AGENT CRITIQUES:

Query + Synopsis Critique by Suzie Townsend - won by MaryBeth Smith
First Chapter Critique by Kathleen Ortiz - won by Suzi Jennemann
Query + First Five Pages Critique by Mandy Hubbard - won by Mary Jo

YA HIGHWAY CRITIQUES:

Kristin Miller, Lit Agent Intern, 20 Page Critique - won by Kelly Mooney
Kirsten Hubbard, Debut Author, Query + Synopsis or Three Chapter Critique - won by Adventures in Children's Publishing
Kate Hart and Kaitlin Ward, Writers and YA Highway Bloggers, 30 Pages Team Critique - won by Virginia V.
Lee Bross and Michelle Schusterman, Agented Writers, First Chapter and Query Team critique - won by Jen Petro-Roy
Emilia Plater and Kristin Otts, Young Writers, First Chapter Team Critique - won by Jan (lewis)

Finally, Friday was Just For Fun. You know, the good stuff. Chocolate and gift cards and bags and MORE! Everything you need to make this reading and writing journey even more awesome than it already is. The winners are:

EDIBLES:

Northwest Chocolate Pack One - won by Margo Berendsen
Northwest Chocolate Pack Two - won by Sarah Olutola
Godiva Hot Chocolate Gift Pack (direct from Germany!) - won by Rebecca (swells)

MORE AWESOME:

$10 iTunes Gift Card - won by Remilda Grayston
Handmade Book Bag One - won by Rachael M.
Handmade Book Bag Two - won by Madeline Rex
Moleskine Pocket Journal - won by Melissa (yabookshelf)
Emilia Plater's Fantastic Fan Art - won by Alicia Gregoire
One Month Ad Space on YA Highway - won by Heather McClung
Another One Month Ad Space on YA Highway (surprise!!!) - won by Nikki Loftin

Congratulations to all our winners! And another huge THANK YOU to all who entered. You didn't win this time???



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WE HAVE MORE TO GIVE AWAY!!!!!

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YEAH!

Just when you thought all the YA HIGHWAY madness was over, we're starting a NEW CONTEST today!!! Our awesome YA Highwaywoman Kody Keplinger went GAGA at BEA this year where, she not only was she lauded for her forthcoming debut, THE DUFF, she also gained mass skillz at navigating the floor and grabbing up those coveted ARCs.

So YA Highway's going to pass some along to YOU! Check back in T-3 . . . 2 . . . uuuuhhh, just check back in an hour. All the details will be posted. See you then!
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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19 comments:

  1. Congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered!!!

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  2. Wow! Congrats to all the winners!

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  3. Congratulations to all the winners!!

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  4. Thanks, everyone! and congrats to all the other winners, too! : )

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  5. Congrats to all of the winners!!

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  6. Congrats to all the winners! Great contest. :)

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  7. Congrats to the winners! Thanks for the awesome contests. :D

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  8. OMG, I'm so excited! Thank you! Emailing you right now!

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  9. YAY!! I won a gift card! Thanks for the contest, YA Highway! And congratulations to the other winners!!

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  10. This was incredibly generous of you guys!!! We love it :) Thanks so much to all of you for being incredibly giving! Congrats to all the winners.

    Martina & Marissa

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  11. Thanks so much! I'm emailing you now! :)

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  12. EEEEEE!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am SO excited to read this book! And you better believe I'll put that journal to good use. I'm almost finished with the one I'm currently writing in, and I need a new one! :) You guys are awesome!

    (Please excuse my extreme excitement - I've never won a contest before!)

    *sigh* This made my day.

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  13. I just e-mailed you guys. Thank you so much! What an awesome contest that was. :D

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  14. So I saw that I won a contest (AWESOME! Totally excited) but I'm not sure where to send anything. Did an email get sent to me?

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