Sunday, March 14, 2010

Poetry Book Giveaway for National Poetry Month 2010

After participating in the One World, One HeArt giveaway, I thought for National Poetry Month we could do a poetry book giveaway where bloggers giveaway 2 books-- the first can be your own & the second book must be of another favorite poet of yours.

The goal is two share our favorite poets with others as well as to visit different blogs and see who others are reading. There is also a benefit for those who participate as it will bring people to your blog and share your work and/or the work of a favorite poet with them.


The Poetry Book Giveaway will start as soon as you post your book giveaway and will run through April 30th (all of National Poetry Month).

 On May 1st (or 2nd if you can't make it), choose 2 winners for your giveaway.

--You can do this buy putting everyone's name who commented on the giveaway in a bowl and choosing one. Or you can use the random number generator and then count down the comments until you get to the winner. (Make sure to email them so they know they won...)

**** If you are participating in this giveaway, you must be willing to mail 2 separate books of poems to ANYWHERE in the world. You pay the postage, not the winner.


1) Can I enter the drawing if I don't participate in the giveaway?
Yes, the drawings are open to anyone.

2) Can I participate in the drawing if I am a blogger giving away two books?
Yes, again, the drawings are open to anyone.

3) Can the two books I give away both by written by me?
No. One book in your giveaway must by another poet, specifically one of your favorite poets.

4) Can I give away two books that I wrote and one book from someone else?
Yes! You can give away as many of your own books as you like as long as you make sure to give away a book by someone else. You are also welcome to give away a subscription to a favorite literary journal as an extra prize if you like, but again, you cover the cost.

5) Do the books I give away have to be new?
No. But only give away gently-used books. They should look newish.

6) I'm not a poet, but I love poetry can I participate in the giveaway?
Yes! Just give away books by two of your favorite poets.

7) I'm a poet, but only have a chapbook, does that count as a book?
Yes! Chapbooks are books! Feel free to give away your chapbook and then another collection by a favorite poet.

8) I don't want to pay postage if someone wins. Can I still participate?
No. You must be willing to mail the books to the winner at your cost. That's what makes it a giveaway (not a pay-me-for-postage-away.)

9) Do I need to have a blog to sign up for the drawings?
That is up to the blogger who hosts the drawing you sign up for. When I did it for One World, One HeArt, I allowed readers without blogs to sign up but only if they include their email so I could get ahold of them.

10)  Is it too late to post a giveaway on my blog and be included on the list?
Sorry, but yes.  All links were to have been given to me by April 15, 2010, but you are still welcome to ENTER as many of the drawings you like!  Also, I do plan on doing this for next poetry month, so come on back here in 2011 for the National Poetry Month Poetry Book Giveaway 2011!

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