Write a clever haiku about any matter of the heart and win one of our new Humongous Hearts! This cardiovascular muscle plushie is almost three times bigger than the original, so its got a grand capacity for love. In case you forgot, haikus are Japanese poems composed of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5,7,5 syllables). You've got only heart to gain, so may the best original haiku win -- enter in the comments section below! U.S. entries only, sorry! Be sure to include a valid email address so we can contact you (it will not be made public on the blog). Contest closes next Monday!
Don't forget to visit and enter Chronicle Books' I Heart Guts giveaway, which ends this Friday -- five lucky winners will get a free plush heart, Spill Your Guts journal, I Heart Guts mix and match stationery set, stickers, and "I Work In Detox" liver lapel pin. All ya have to do is tell 'em your favorite organ and why and you're entered. Some of our favorite comments so far: "My bladder makes sure I never oversleep, it interrupts long road trips to keep them from getting boring, it gives you an excuse to inspect someone’s bathroom." AND "As a new dad, I have to go with the uterus! Due to a bit of (mis)fortune the doctor actually held up my wife’s uterus for me to “check out”. Umm, not such a pretty site. Thankfully, I have managed to replace that image in my mind with your adorable plushie." AND "I love the liver - it allows us to enjoy the finer things in life such as champagne, chocolate and hot chips. Sorry liver." Winners are picked at random, but we'll keep our guts crossed for your good fortune! NOTE: The contest is NOT ON THIS BLOG, it's right here on Chronicle Books' blog.
The wonderful people at Chronicle Books must be crazy -- they're giving away our new Spill Your Guts journals and mix-and-match stationery sets to five lucky winners on their blog. That's right, freeeeee guts for you to win! We figured their generosity shouldn't go unmatched, so we're throwing some heart plushies, stickers and pins to go with it. All you have to do is describe your favorite organ and why on Chronicle's Paper Goods blog and you'll be entered to win. Good luck winning those guts!
tee-goldheart_MEDWin a free I Heart Guts tee by entering the contest over at the Bright Side Project (bookmark it for daily giveaways from all sorts of great people). All you have to do is tell us your favorite organ and why you love it so. Our favorite response gets the shirt, and we get to pick the winner on Saturday, so hustle on ova!