Just in time for Halloween, we have a wonderfully wicked giveaway for our readers. We’re partnering with Da Capo Press to give away three copies of Literary Witches, written by Taisia Kitaiskaia and illustrated by Katy Horan. It’s a stunning collection featuring women writers reimagined as witches. Check out the book’s official description and then enter below for your chance to win.
Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers reimagines 30 female authors as true witches: not hook-nosed creatures riding on brooms, but figures of radical creativity, originality, and empowerment. Each witch is celebrated with a surreal vignette by author Taisia Kitaiskaia and a full-color portrait by artist Katy Horan. Brief biographies and recommended reading lists round out each entry.
The book offers new ways to think about celebrated literary figures, from Toni Morrison (Queen of Miracles, Generations, and Memory) to Emily Dickinson (Specter of Windows, Flies, and the Unexpected) and Agatha Christie (Grand Dame of Trickery, Murder, and Teatime).
Lesser-known authors are included too, such as Janet Frame, a writer from New Zealand who spent most of her twenties in psychiatric wards; Yumiko Kurahashi, a Japanese writer of bizarre, twisted fairy tales; and Maria Sabina, an indigenous healer from Mexico who improvised poetry during ceremonies.
Taken together, the profiles are a tribute to the very real magic of literature and those who create it.
Prizing and samples provided by Da Capo Press.
Official Giveaway Rules
The following are the Official Contest Rules for Bookish’s Literary Witches Giveaway (the “Contest”). Bookish is a division of NetGalley LLC, 44 Merrimac Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (“Bookish”).
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The Sweepstakes is open to any person over 17 years of age, who resides in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or a U.S. Military installation in a foreign country, excluding employees and consultants of Bookish and their subsidiaries and affiliates, and their immediate family members. It is void where prohibited by law.
How to Enter
Entries must be submitted beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on October 10, 2017, and no later than 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, on October 24, 2017.
You may enter one time per person. You must use the entry form supplied by Bookish. Bookish shall not be responsible for lost or interrupted mail or email, lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed phone or computer hardware or software or telephone transmissions or technical failures, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including, without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online. Entry materials and/or data that have been tampered with or altered are void.
Selection of Winners
Prizes shall be awarded based on a random drawing from among the eligible entries. Bookish shall determine in its sole discretion the method of selecting winners from among the entries and its determination shall be final and binding.
Three (3) winners will each receive one (1) copy of Literary Witches by Taisia Kitaiskaia and illustrated by Katy Horan.
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