We have a very special giveaway today that will warm the cockles of the grinchiest heart. Two winners will get their very own copies of The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes To Their Younger Selves and an It Gets Better t-shirt courtesy of Scholastic.
They sent me a preview copy of the tome and let me tell you, my first thought as I read through it was "I wish they'd asked me to contribute!" This book is so fantastic I couldn't put it down. All of your favorite queer writers are in this book and the personal tone of all of the letters will show you their personalities and lives unlike you've ever seen before.
In this anthology, sixty-four award-winning authors and illustrators such as Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline, Woodson, Terrence McNally, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin, make imaginative journeys into their pasts, telling their younger selves what they would have liked to know then about their lives as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people. Through stories, in pictures, with bracing honesty, these are words of love, messages of understanding, reasons to hold on for the better future ahead. They will tell you things about your favorite authors that you never knew before. And they will tell you about yourself.
So how can you win your own copy? Leave us a letter to your younger self in the comments section. That's it. The full rules and a video preview of the book are after the break.