Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Brain Harvest Writing Contest (Updated)

Brain Harvest, An Almanac Of Bad Ass Speculative Fiction, will be having a contest from July 15 to August 31, 2009 to be judged by Jeff VanderMeer. The prizes?

The winning entry will receive $100, publication in Brain Harvest, a hand-knitted mustache, 1 Fresh Eyes crit (up to 10,000 words) to be used on the piece of their choice, and the accolades of their peers, friends, and family.

The second place winner will receive $25, publication in Brain Harvest, and a hand-knitted mustache.

Interestingly, they want tales in 750 words or less that "create something interesting, solid, and, well, bad ass from...overly familiar clich├ęs." To think that a few blog entries ago I wrote about the challenge of familiar stories and their tropes.

Click here for the contest rules. Good luck to those who are joining!

Update: I've been having fun reading about more speculative fiction tropes here, at TV Tropes.

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