Welcome to the Book Owl Word Search (BOWS)!
What is BOWS?
It’s an interactive Word Search where participants collect words from author’s websites/blogs, learn about awesome books, and enter to win cool prizes like signed books!
How do I participate?
On the first day of the word search around Noon Central Time, participating authors will post on their blogs/websites about their books. Each post will contain a secret word designated in some way, bolded, underlined, larger font, and/or specifically stated as the secret word. At the end of the post there will be a link to the next blog in the sequence. Find the word there and continue to the next author. Once you’ve collected all the secret words, enter them into the Rafflecopter for the appropriate team. Repeat for as many teams as you like.
Do I have to search through all the teams to be entered?
No. You can participate on as many or as few teams as you would like.
Do I need to collect all the words or can I get just some of them for each team?
You will need to get every word for the whole team to be considered for that team’s main prize. But some authors may have individual prizes on their websites/blogs you can enter to win without having to collect all the words.
What are the teams?
What authors will be participating?
Participating authors will be announced at a later date. Please check the schedule below.
Can I tell my friends?
Absolutely! The more the merrier. And be sure to chat with other BOWS participants at #BOWS2021 on Twitter and Instagram.
I’m an author, how do I participate?
We are looking for MG and YA/new adult authors of all genres, publishing types etc. to participate fill out the form here and we will get back to you with additional information. Please note: You are required to post about your book on a blog/website or other venue that you can link directly to and is accessible to the general public. You are also required to donate one copy of a book for the overall giveaway to participate (copy can be hardcover, paperback, ARC, pre-order, ebook, or audio).
Author Signup – 3/1 – 3/21
Announce Teams – 5/3
Book Owl Word Search – 5/20 – 5/23
If you have any additional questions that aren’t answered on this page, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!