Your Friday Recommendation #31

Today’s recommend is for you to take part in our latest contest over at Full details are at the website, and here’s a copy of the email that went out to members today. Not a member yet? Signing up is free and safe. On to the contest email:

Scrawlers wishes you a safe and relaxing holiday season, as well as the spare moment to get some writing done. As the snow falls here in Minnesota and as the semester break comes for many young writers, winter is definitely on our minds and we hope you’ll enter our new “Dead of Winter” contest.

We’re giving away a copy of Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild and Jack London’s To Build a Fire and Other Stories to one lucky Scralwers writer. Krakauer’s nonfiction novel tells the tale of young Chris McCandless who abandoned his family, bank account, and freshly-earned college degree for a life on the road. The novel culminates in Chris’s journey into the Alaskan wilderness in a story that is equal parts man vs. nature and man vs. self. Jack London’s greatest short stories, fiction or otherwise, are based on his real-life adventures in the Yukon, and the writer served as an inspirational figure to Chris McCandless. Read the short stories that inspired Chris to go on his Alaskan journey and feel the freezing cold of this collection of snowy stories.

Both Into the Wild and To Build a Fire and Other Stories are perfect reading material for those who want to stay indoors on a chilly, snowy evening and are quick enough reads that they can be finished during the semester break. This week at Scrawlers, enter for your chance to win the “Dead of Winter” contest.

Please visit the contest page for entry details:

We’ll announce the winner on Saturday, December 20, 2008. Good luck and get writing!


Barry & Nate

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