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The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2013

The rules to this literary fiction contest are quite simple – come up with something torturous to rival or out-do : “It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it … Continue reading

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Wretched Writers Welcome – The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2012

“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene … Continue reading

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Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2011

This is one of my favourite literary prizes. The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is different from other contests because it rewards bad writing – in honour of Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel Paul Clifford and its much-quoted opening, “It was a … Continue reading

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