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Thursday, October 22, 2009

*Another* Another Faust Contest

I'm picking this up for /- LA FEMME READERS -/ (Eleni's blog).

Hi everyone!

Dina and I are about to kick off a month-long tour for our book, Another Faust, and we want to do it by announcing a contest! We are looking for the most promising writers out there (that’s YOU). And then we want to showcase their work, so that all of the Internet can bask in their awesome writing might (and, you know, give them prizes).


We want you to write your own short story, re-imagining of the Faustian Bargain. (For inspiration, check out Bedazzled, Simpsons “Tree House of Horrors IV,” and The Little Mermaid). It can be about anything you like (but let’s keep it PG-13, and under 3,000 words), and it’s open to everyone.

All you have to do is send your entry to before January 31.

Rules and details can be found here:

Here are the d's:

Make sure to read them so you don’t get DQed

And the winner gets all kinds of sweetness:

-A signed copy of Another Faust
-A handwritten deleted scene
-A featured article & interview on our site
-An author’s galley of the sequel Another Pan

Though we’ll feature the top five on our site for comments, the judging WON’T happen by popular vote (so basically, we don't care which contestant has the most friends). Dina and I will personally read them.

So, spread the word! Tweet, retweet, forward, thread, spread, embed this post.

Good luck!


My Note:

[Now remember the Faust story is where Faust makes a deal with the devil. In exchange for, in his case knowledge, (the story has been retold many times for love, beauty, riches, life, or to barter for another person's life or soul) he sold his soul to the devil to reside in hell for his afterlife (an remember, the devil is devious, the afterlife maybe start in moments or years). So, in 3000 words or less, can you come up with a story where the darkness (evil) could barter with your hero/heroine for their eternal soul??? Could they escape the devilish darkness??? Hmmm ...... many possibilities here.]


Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

A very cool heads up on this one Dottie. I will have to look into this! Thanks for the heads up and I hope you have a great day honey!

Blodeuedd said...

So are you going to do it Dottie?
I am sure you will come up with something cool :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Just stopping by to say hi! Of course I also read all the tidbits on contests, book gossip and whatnot.

I'm already in a contest for writing a season sort of scary story due the 31st. I don't write horror, but I was double dog dared so I have to at least try.

Actually, I have a good idea I'm working on, so we'll see how it goes.

Hope the rest of your week is good.

Unknown said...

Hi Cecile!

I hope you give this a try, could be fun and interesting. What kind of devil could you come up with??

What kind of hero/heroine would barter with their soul?

Dottie :)

Unknown said...

Hi Blodeuedd!

Are you going to enter? I'm thinking about it. I think you could come up with something cool! I remember your Clarity of Night entry.

Dottie :)

Unknown said...

Hi Sia!

Lmao!! Double dog dared!! Who would do something like that???

The Another Another Faust contest isn't due until Jan 31, 3 whole months. I'm thinking about.

Oh I love the sound of the working on an interesting idea...*waggling eyebrows* *g*

Dottie :)

Houston A.W. Knight said...


Short stories!!! That's your thing! If I weren't such a long wided Irish lass I'd enter! I'm stuck in the single title class with the lungs I've got for story telling ...DO IT!!!


Unknown said...

Hi Hawk!

So nice to have you back!! I've missed you!

I did find a couple of books of mini short stories out there that are kind of fun to read. And I do like flash fiction, it just hard to convey an idea in such a small word count.

I might try the 3000 word count and see what I can come up with. And I do like the story premise, the Faustian tale.

So, when will I be hearing from you??? How was your trip??? Is your sis doing okay??

Dottie :)

Lea said...

Thanks for the heads-up Dottie!


Unknown said...

Hi Lea!

Thanks for stopping sweetie! You could probably knock the socks off the judges!!

Are you going to enter?

Dottie :)

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