Next Time (The Toby Daye Contest)

Fae Awareness Month is winding down, with only  a few days left. We hope everyone’s had a good time, and that we’ve done our job of raising awareness. We’ll have a rundown of the many and varied gorgeous articles and reviews we’ve featured at the end of the month, and Sam Kelly’s Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell reading club will go on after. (Because let’s be real: that book requires more than a month, particularly with so much else going on, to be appreciated in all its glory.)

But we will be back next June, and we need your help. If there’s a movie we’ve missed, a topic we haven’t covered, a poem you love, a book we really ought to have mentioned, an artist you adore, an academic paper people need — whatever you feel needs awareness raised, tell us!

Why should you? Well, for one thing, it means you get the early update as we’re prepping next May, and that means dibs on the movie and/or topic of your choice. It also means you’re helping your fellow hapless humans to become more aware of the dangers (and occasionally the pleasures) presented by the fae. Reward enough itself, right?


Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuireWell, that’s all right. As part of our effort to raise awareness, we want to give out a prize that we think provides cautioning aplenty. (Yeah, I just said “aplenty”.) So if you put a Fae Awareness topic suggestion in the comments to this post between now and July 10th, you will be entered in a drawing to win the first three books in Seanan McGuire’s fabulous October Daye series So that’s Rosemary and Rue (#1), A Local Habitation (#2), and An Artificial Night (#3)– yes, all three, just for you.

What, you have the first one? Okay, how about #s 2, 3, and 4 (Late Eclipses)? Sorry, you gotta wait til September for One Salt Sea, or we might offer you 4, 5, and 6.

Wait, you have them all? Smart choice! Well, you have to admit, the early warning of next year’s event and the warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping hapless humanity is pretty good in itself, right?

… right.

So hit us up with ideas, y’all, and be sure and leave a valid email address in either the email field or the comment itself so we can find you if you win. We won’t be able to do all movies or all ideas, but we’ll try and strike a good balance, so don’t be shy. The drawing will be random after midnight on July 10, once the contest closes.

And an extra thank you to Seanan McGuire, who was cool with the idea of a Fae Awareness Toby giveaway. She rocks — and here’s your chance to find out why, if you don’t already know!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

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  3. Louise
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 16:12:28

    This was a great treat. 🙂 I really enjoyed fae awareness month. Can’t wait for next year.


  4. Sue Penkivech
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 13:30:11

    Victorian fairies! Were they really the cute little cupids with wings – or something more sinister?

    And sign me up for the book reviews, if you would be so kind. There’ll be a whole new batch of books out by then – I’ll start reading now. 😉


  5. Alexa Seidel
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 16:43:27

    Buttons and/or stickers with pic of Yeats and something like ‘Beware’ or ‘He Seduceth’ or ‘Whatever Yeats Would Do, You Shouldn’t’


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  7. Anita Howard
    Jul 06, 2011 @ 00:41:45

    Thank you for all of your hard work. I enjoyed it so much! Found some movies I’d never even heard of to boot.

    One thing you might add next time: Christina Rosetti’s Goblin Market. It’s a classic theme of a woman being tempted (Eve in the Garden of Eden) but by a batch of magical creatures. Perfect for Fae Awareness. 🙂


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