Thursday, October 22, 2009

*Another* Another Faust Contest

Today's post is a guest post from author Daniel Nayeri who with his sister Dina is the author of Another Faust which debuted this year and is on my Christmas List.

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:

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!


Click the ShareThis link below to share straight from here!

Now! Get to writing! That's a fabulous prize and a great way to get some feedback on your work. I'm going to piggyback on this and tell you that if you want to send me some of your short stories, I'd be glad to feature them as a Minimal Investment... just don't send me the story you send to Daniel & Dina!

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