Thursday, July 2, 2015

Why didn't I know about this?!

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest has a web site.

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 in the remainders bins on the shelves of your local used book store.

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...)


D.W. Drang said...

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that a Dishonorable mention under the Vile Puns category for 2002 was awarded to author of most excellent Historical Fiction (or Fictionalized History) of the 18th/19th Century American Frontier Alan W. Eckert...

AuricTech said...

You're welcome. ;-)