Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This is my last ditch effort. Is there anyone close to New York? I will pay you
whatever. I was on a tight deadline to enter the Delacorte Yealing Contest.
Today was the deadline to have it postmarked by June 30th. I finished and
polished everything by 8 am and my printer died. I went to my mom's house, my
friend's house. I tried to email my documents, plug my laptop into their
printers but nothing was compatible or I'm just too stupid to figure it out. Now
the post office is closed and I don't think they accept Fed Ex so my hopes are
dwindling. And of course they won't take electronic submissions.

Is there any kind soul out there willing to print my cover letter and manuscript
(98 pages) Middle Grade novel and hand deliver it to their offices tomorrow? I
thought I'd give it a shot and ask to see if anyone is close. I will be your
slave for life. Email me if you think you can help at

Here is the office address:

Delacorte Yearling Contest
Random House, Inc.
1745 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Alisha Paige


Tierney O'Malley said...


Did you get to send the manuscript? So sorry. I just saw your post today otherwise I would have suggested to try your local library.



Alisha Paige said...

I could have taken it anywhere to print it, it's just that I missed the postmark deadline. I had this sweet guy from NY email me and he's on his way, walking down Broadway as I write this to hand deliver it! There are some wonderful people in this world. I had about 10 people offer to do this for me. Total strangers. Makes me smile!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got some responses! There are indeed some great people out there.

And I would have done it for you had I lived closer...although it would have cost you some chocolate!




Tierney O'Malley said...

Mark, you are so cheap! LOL I wonder if I could bribe you with chocolates to weed my garden.



Yes. The world is littered with wonderful souls. You know, when we were in Scotland, I've met great, helpful, and just wonderful people. Of course, we have great many people in US, too. ;- )

Alisha Paige said...

Teee heeee...I just now saw this....Mark, I'm sending you chocolate for Christmas just for cracking me up!

Yes, there are so many good people in the world!

Hugs to you both!

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