The divine Miss Holly Black and I have been editing an anthology with some secrecy and silence–and a lot of enthusiasm–an anthology called GEEKTASTIC! It grew out of a joke at ComicCon into one of the things I think we are both proud of having done.  It was both me and Holly’s first time editing an anthology and boy, did I learn a lot from the experience.

It has stories from all our favorite geeks: Kelly Link, MT Anderson, Garth Nix, Liz Brazwell, John Green, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Scott Westerfeld, Cynthia and Greg Leitich-Smith, David Levithan, Lisa Yee, Barry Lyga and Sara Zarr with comics written by us and illustrated by Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O’Malley.

It comes out in August 2009, but guess what!  We have ARCs!  And we want to give some away!

So, here’s the deal: Make us a geeky icon that screams geektastic!  Or an icon for any one of the authors in the anthology.  Or for me or Holly.

The icon can be whatever you want: either pictures and text or even just a picture or just text since a very funny line can make a great icon, too.  You can post them (or a link to them) right here or in Holly’s LJ.

A stellar (yet, anonymous) jury will judge your dork-a-licious efforts and Cecil and I will give away 4 arcs each.  There are two categories (over 18 and under 18), so make sure to let us know which category you’re in.  We will announce winners on February 1st.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with.


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