Friday, October 23, 2009

*Another* Another Faust Contest

I was recently contacted by Daniel Nayeri, who co-authored Another Faust with his sister Dina, about a contest they are hosting.  I admit that I didn't know much about the book, though I did see it at Book Expo America back in May.  But I was drawn to the fact that it's a writing contest, and Daniel said the idea behind the contest is to get young adults interested in the classics, or to make the classics as interesting as they were when they were written.  It sounds like a great idea, so please welcome Daniel Nayeri to Diary of an Eccentric to give you all the contest details:


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!



Sounds like a fun contest with some cool prizes.  Good luck to all the entrants!


Serena said...

I'll be posting about this too. I think its a creative idea.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I added this to today's listings at Win a Book. Yep, the inbox is empty again and yep, the writing's not going well.

chocowafer said...

Cool contest! I'm not much of a writer but maybe I'd give it a try. :)

Anna said...

~Serena: Great! You're definitely right about that. I'm all for getting teens interested in the classics and writing at the same time!

~Susan: Thanks for posting it. Hope you're doing better with the writing now.

~austenfan: I hope you do give it a try. Let me know how it turns out.