Contest: Win a book of your choice from Lisa Schroeder

For our April Book of the Month, we’re giving you a chance to win one of Lisa Schroeder’s books for free!

All of Lisa’s Young Adult books deal with loss in some way — the death of a boyfriend, best friend, brother, mother, etc. Facing your own mortality.

For this contest, we want you to write about loss. It can be a true story, and you can write about your own personal loss. Or it can be fiction, and you can write a made-up story about someone facing loss.

And since Lisa is known for writing novels in verse, we have two options for you: write your response as a poem (in verse) or as a short story or journal entry (in prose).

Here are the details:

The Contest:

Write about the experience of loss, or the experience of facing your own mortality.

It can be either a true story, or made-up (fiction).

You may write your response in verse, as a poem … OR you may write in prose, as a short story or as a sort of journal entry.

The Prizes:

Two winners will each get a free copy of one of Lisa’s books — winner’s choice of:

Chasing Brooklyn

Far From You

I Heart You, You Haunt Me

It’s Raining Cupcakes

The Rules:

  • Please check spelling & grammar
  • You may submit up to (1) poem and (1) short story/journal entry
  • Please send us your submission in the body of an e-mail (NOT an attachment)
  • There is no minimum/maximum length – but for prose, we suggest 500-1,000 words; for poems, we suggest between 1-2 pages, double-spaced.

How to Enter:

Send your submissions to

Include your entry in the BODY of an e-mail (NOT an attachment)


All entries are due on Friday, April 30th by midnight (PST).

Questions about the contest? Leave them in the comments below & I’ll respond!

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