For some reason I thought the contest had been retired years ago, but apparently rumors of it's demise were greatly exaggerated.
Alas, the gems and jewels from the earliest years of the contest are only available
I wonder if I still have my copies...? Or did maybe someone who shall remain nameless, but who is probably even now wishing I had never heard of The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, dispose of them...?
(For better or worse, there does not seem to be a website for the International Imitation Hemingway Competition, AKA "The Good Bad Hemingway Contest." Which does seem to be defunked. Alas.)
(It's killing me that I haven't been able to work any really horrendous puns or abuses of grammar or punctuation or sentence structure or usage or other really good examples of really bad writing in here because that just really seems like the thing to do here but if you can't do such a thing out of the joy of the thing, then...)