Saturday, November 22, 2003

The blogosphere goes meta 

The First Annual (Ever?) Jonathan Ames Write-Alike Contest has begun at Low Culture, and while the winner hasn't been announced yet, it might well be...Jonathan Ames:

How embarrassing! My new novel, which I've just finished, has all the aforementioned qualities -- use of Yiddish, allusions to Fitzgerald, questioning of sexuality, and a first-person narrator. I'm terribly predictable.

Coming soon: the Shirley Hazzard Genre Fiction contest, where folks are asked to write a genre pastiche combining the best (or worst?) of Shakespeare, Conrad, and Stephen King. Perhaps it would be a bit much to expect Shirley to enter, but one never knows....

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