The Department of English & Comparative Literature at the California State University of San Jose State University has announced the 2007 winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
The winner of 2007 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is Jim Gleeson, a 47-year-old media technician from Madison, Wisconsin. According to the English Dept’s website, Gleeson is working on a self-help book for slackers, “Self-Improvement Through Total Inactivity.”
Here is the winning entry:
Gerald began–but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them “permanently” meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash–to pee.
The other winners can be found by clicking http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/english/2007.htm.
You may send your entries (for next year’s contest) electronically through the Contest’s Web site: http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/.