Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Literature Nerd News: the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Contest Winners!

The annual celebration of bad writing announces the winner and runners-up for 2010!  Contestants don't have to write an entire book; they only need to submit the opening line.  

I *so* want to do a campus version, all about about "celebrating" each year's worst examples of published academic-speak (i.e., Nerdish).  Just imagine!


lumpy said...

I almost quoted the winner on Facebook:

"For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss--a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil."

Molly Ringle
Seattle, WA

But then I thought, no, I don't want all my friends to forever associate me w/ thirsty gerbils.

Mad Minerva said...

Hahaha! It's basically the same reason I ended up deciding not to quote the winner in the post. This blog has standards. OK, admittedly, low ones, but still standards! ;-)