We’re the Contemps, a group of YA authors with contemporary novels releasing over the course of a year. We are passionate about realistic fiction because these are the books that remind us we’re not alone in this real world. Our mission is simple – to spotlight contemporary fiction for young adults through blog posts, author events, and (over)sharing from our teen years.
We need partners in our effort to celebrate and spread the word about contemporary YA fiction. Here are some great ways readers and book lovers of all ages can get involved.
Take The Contemps Challenge!
Love to read contemporary fiction? Accept the Contemps Challenge and promise to read at least 18 of the 21 upcoming Contemps books between now and August 15, 2011. One lucky challenger will win the grand prize: ALL 21 of our books! That’s like a whole bookshelf of books!
- Participants must be at least 13 years old.
- Send an e-mail by November 15, 2010 with I ACCEPT THE CONTEMPS CHALLENGE in the subject line to: contempscontests(at)gmail(dot)com
- Start reading! Visit our Books page for the complete book list or add books to your “to read” list from our Goodreads page (books that release later in 2011 may not be available on Goodreads yet).
- If you have a blog, Facebook, LJ, or Web site and want to show some Contemps Challenge pride, display the Challenge badge (featured on the left)! Simply copy and past the following code into your site:
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Here at the Literary Wife, I, Amber, am taking on the Contemps Challenge because, if you hadn’t noticed, I enjoy contemporary fiction. I am very excited about the titles on the list and already had a few on my TBR list. If you have already joined the challenge, feel free to leave me a comment. If you haven’t joined but would like to, make sure and send an email to the aforementioned address and get put on the list. Click through from the image above to visit The Contemps official website and follow them on Twitter @YAcontemps