Introducing The League of Extraordinary Writers (and our first PRIZE PACK)!

Hello and welcome to the League of Extraordinary Writers! We are a group of dystopian and sci fi writers who are debuting our first novels next year. You can read all about us in our bios: Julia, Angie, Jeff, and Beth. Our works run the gamut of murder mysteries in space to near future dystopias to far future speculation to a post-apocalyptic world.

But there's one thing we all have in common: the futures we're writing about are all after the world takes a turn for the worst.

Dystopias are among the most popular genres in YA literature today, and we're all honored to be exploring the vast world of dark futures.

This blog is dedicated to highlighting the best of the best in the dystopian field. To read about the inception and plans for the blog, click here. We'll be exploring books, movies, and television; interviewing authors; reviewing dystopian works; and introducing you to our own new works. With a new blog post by a different author every weekday, you're sure to find something you enjoy!

Are you new to dystopian works? I recently blogged about dystopia and why it's popular in society today.

But....we all know why you're here. For prizes! This month, we're giving away SIGNED SWAG!

This month, we're giving away a SIGNED copy of Rick Yancey's MONTRUMOLOGIST (did I mention it won the Printz Honor?) and a SIGNED copy of Carrie Ryan's THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH and signed bookmarks by PJ Hoover and Maria Snyder and a signed magnet by Stacey Jay! Monsters and magic and zombies, oh my!

To enter, just click to the right---> and become a follower of our blog and fill out the form below!

51 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Great contest! Congrats on the new blog.

NotNessie said...

I found you through Beth Revis's website. Fantastic contest, and I'm so excited to have discovered your blog!

KatW said...

Discovered you thanks to NotNessie (above) - sounds like an exciting new blog. And of course I've entered your comp, signed up etc.

Good luck with your blog & new books!

Kat

Kim Harrington said...

Awesome blog guys! :)

*Andye* said...

What a fantastic idea! I've just recently discovered a love for dystopic novels and am always looking for new ones to read and review. This is a great resource and I'm looking forward to all of your books when they are released. Thanks!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Found you through Laura and Lisa's tweet.

Def looking forward to reading all of your books. :)

Kay said...

Can't wait to see what's coming up. I'm posting a link on my class blog to share with my students who love dystopian literature.

AliseOnLife said...

*waves hello* Found your blog through twitter; have been anticipating Across the Universe. Will be looking forward to checking out the other reads also.

Crimey said...

Yay! Congrats on the new blog. I'll be checking in for all news dystopia.

Jeff Hirsch said...

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

beth said...

I second Jeff! Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Christine Fonseca said...

Congrats on the new blog you guys!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

This looks like tremendous fun!

p.s. your bio says "five" writers, but I only see four? Oh dear. Did the zombies claim one of you already?

Emily said...

This is awesome-sauce! I love dystopian novels more than just about anything.

Tabitha said...

Congrats on the new blog!! I'm spreading the word. :)

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Love dystopian and can't wait to see more discussion about it.

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Julia Karr said...

Definitely thanks everyone for stopping by! w00t! Feels like a par-tay!

Andrea said...

Meet you all in dystopia. I'm working on my dystopian novel. It's a blast to write! I met Carrie Ryan recently - she's great.

C. Michael Fontes said...

Wow! My WIP is dystopic/thirller/contemporary (yeah, both contemporary AND dystopic, I swear!) so I am stoked to find this blog.

Posted about this (and your contest) here:

http://www.cmichaelfontes.com/2010/05/17/dystopic-blog-win/

Thanks!

P D Wright said...

I love Dystopia (well, OK, I don't want to live in a dystopia, but I just can't get enough of reading/writing about it). Looking forward to the future of the blog.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Super blog (love the title!) Looking forward to following. And great contest, by the way. I loved the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but I haven't read the other yet. Looks fantastic!

Jemi Fraser said...

I love the idea of the blog - and would be a follower even without the fabulous prizes :)

Tif said...

I am so excited about this new site!!! Woohoo!! Can't wait to see what there is to come!! I'm excited!!

Myrna Foster said...

What a great blog!

Jeff Hirsch said...

Hi Susan, thanks for checking us out. Yes, there is a fifth member but we're not quite ready to say who it is yet. Mysterious, no? Stay tuned!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Ooh, LOVE this blog! Great contest, too. I'm entered!

Marybeth Poppins said...

Super awesome fantastic! This is my genre too so I can't wait to read more from this blog :) Tell Elana thanks for sending me ;)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

@Jeff Thanks for clearing that up (or not. Ah, mystery!). I will definitely stay tuned to see what (and who) you have up your sleeve. :)

Write Chick said...

Sounds great! I will keep an eye on this site. I'm quickly becoming a fan of dystopian/sci-fi.

Regina said...

This blog is hot. Can't wait to blog about it on my site. Thanks.

Serenissima said...

This will be a fun blog to follow! Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.

loislane said...

I'm in. If my novel is only three or four years in the future, is it considered dystopian?

Anyhow, great blog.

Cinnamon (A Journey of Books) said...

This is going to be a fabulous blog!

WilowRaven said...

Great contest guys. Can't wait for all your books - they look great!

Deb said...

Great contest everyone! Congratulations on the new blog and your forthcoming books!

Angela Ackerman said...

Found you thru deb marshal and I'm so glad I did. I am so happy for all of you and am eagerly awaiting your debuts!

Mary McDonald said...

The blog looks fantastic!

Reena Jacobs said...

Congratulations on the new blog. I have to admit, I'd never heard of dystopia until this year. The genre has me intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway.

Annette Lyon said...

I read J. Scott Savage's copy of Carrie Ryan's book. I SO need my own--and a signed one? That would rock.

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

Congrats on the new blog! It's grrrreat!

sRy_ said...

thanks for the contest! :)

http://twitter.com/sRy_/status/14628033387

Madeleine said...

Oh, dang. I can't remember if I entered this! What do I do?!? Really, really want that copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth!

misskallie2000 said...

Congrats on the new blog. I only heard of dystopia recently and I like it..

Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.


misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

bookaholic said...

This one is a lovely blog. And thanks so much for the awesome contest! I love dystopia!

Becky Mushko said...

Great blog! I'm becoming a fan of dystopia. (And I want that copy of The Forest of Hands and Teeth too!
But I wouldn't be disappointed with Munstrumologist either.)

Doria Gray said...

I'm following a course at my university on Visions of the Future at the moment, so this blog comes at the right time.
I hope that soon we can win some books written by you!

Shari said...

Ooh, awesome prizes! :)

fyi, I'm having trouble subscribing to your newsletter. Not receiving the "confirm" email.

B.J. Anderson said...

How exciting!!! :D

Cleverly Inked said...

This is so great!!

Blueicegal ♥ said...

awesomeness thanks!