Competition: "Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink"

This competition is closed. The winner of the Nudge Nudge Wink Wink competition was Alison Littlewood with ‘Always look on the bright side’ .


In the same spirit that informs the World Horror Convention’s annual "Gross Out" competition, we announce the very first (and possibly last) "Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink" Writing Competition, to be run in affiliation with The Future Fire 2008 Convention in London.

Entrants are challenged to produce a work of writing of less than 1000 words, creatively incorporating at least four of the following phrases, all of which were taken from the subject lines of spam e-mail:

Four is the minimum, but include more to win bonus points from the judges.

Your piece of writing can be any genre and take any formprose/poetry, fiction/non-fiction, the dialogue for a play, a review of an imaginary (or real) film or book, whatever you wish.

There is no entry fee, and people may enter as many times as their sanity can stand.

There isn’t much of a prize either (this competition is for fun), but we can probably scrape up something for the winners—a chapbook or magazine nobody wants, a second-hand book or DVD, a Beta-Max tape etc.

Initially, entries should be e-mailed to Pete (karnados – no spam - @msn.com) and Djibril ( [  ] ), with “NUDGE” and the title of your work in the subject line. Closing Date for this is midnight GMT, Wednesday the 11th of June. The organisers accept no responsibility for non-arrival of e-mails and entrants can be related to whomever they wish.

The entries the first round judges consider the most deserving will be read at The Future Fire Convention in London on Saturday the 14th of June (details here) and a final winner selected by the audience. If an entrant is in attendance at the Convention they may, should they wish, read their own work.

Any prize(s) will be mailed to the winner after the Convention, unless they are in attendance, in which case an impromptu awards ceremony will be performed (please have your acceptance speech ready).

The Future Fire reserves the right to consider any especially creative entries for publication in the magazine, on the usual terms.


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