March 25, 2009

Call for submissions: the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

If you’re not familiar with the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, you obviously read only cereal boxes and TV Guide, so why am I bothering with you? They accept entries year-round, but it’s getting close to the deadline for the 2009 contest. (All quotes below taken from their website.)

The challenge: “compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.”

Entry fee: none

Maximum number of entries: unlimited

Prize: “a pittance,” and eternal glory

Deadline: “The official deadline is April 15 (a date that Americans associate with painful submissions and making up bad stories). The actual deadline may be as late as May 30.”


Disclaimer: I do no vetting of contests, markets or calls for submissions posted here; enter at your own risk.



  1. I can’t wait til results are announced — always a great giggle

    Comment by Davis — March 25, 2009 @ 6:25 am | Reply

  2. Thanks for this post, I am interested in.

    Comment by CasTex — March 25, 2009 @ 12:17 pm | Reply

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