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VILLAINOUS Contest Update! (Reading . . . reading . . .)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 2, 2015 by Matt

I wanted to update everyone on the status of the VILLAINOUS contest, and the title of this post pretty much says it all – I’m reading!

Thanks to the holidays and deadlines and such, the final batch of contest entries just arrived, I printed out all the emails and I’m digging in. I can already tell this is going to be a very hard decision – so many wonderful stories about amazing people . . . it’s going to be tough, folks.

And I’m THRILLED to see that several entire classrooms participated! Your classes will be getting some special prizes for that, and I’ll be in touch directly once I make it through everyone’s letters.

Honestly, thank you everyone for sharing these with me. It’s inspiring (if a little hard on the printer ink!)

More soon!



Its a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a . . . CONTEST!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 13, 2014 by Matt

Who would you like to see flying through the sky to save the day? In ways big and small we all have someone in our life that is a superhero. To young readers, you yourself may be a hero—a teacher who protects a group of students during a tornado, a librarian who helps you find the perfect book that to turn you a reader…
Have your students and readers tell us about their real-life hero in 500 words or less and they could win a SUPER cool prize: Matthew Cody, the author of Super, Powerless and Villainous will write the winner of this contest into a short story as a SUPER.

Submit real-life superhero stories by December 20th, 2014 to:
Snail Mail: Sadie Trombetta
1745 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Matthew, along with four fantastic ace readers from Knopf Books for Young Readers, will select the winners. The grand prize is the short story and a full set of signed copies of Matthew’s books. Five others will receive signed copies of all of Matthew’s books. As a bonus, any teacher who submits stories from her entire class will be eligible to win a class set of Matt’s books, as well as some select additional titles from Random House. The winner will be selected by January 15th, 2015.