Win a signed Joyce Carol Oates novel
Readers, even though the Joyce Carol Oates novel has been given away, please feel free to continue offering recommendations for the literary challenges. I may use one of the suggestions for a future round. If I do, I will offer a prize of some kind.
*STEPHEN GEE of Nicosia, Cyprus receives the signed copy of the Joyce Carol Oates novel for proposing that the next challenge involve including a line from a book or play. The Round 6 challenge is to incorporate a White Russian and the words “Over the Line” in the next passage, which should be no more than 500 words. Both are taken from “The Big Lebowski” (see the Round 6 video, shot at the Lebowski Fest, for details). It’s not a book or play, but it’s close enough.
This round I’m taking suggestions for the Round 6 literary challenge. The person whose challenge I select will receive a signed copy of an uncorrected proof of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel Little Bird of Heaven and will receive mention in the next video. (For an overview of the competition, click here). The suggestion must be received by midnight this Wednesday, Sep 23 (EST), the same time that the elimination poll closes (don’t forget to vote!).
Previous challenges included writing something that was about interactions taking place over the web, that involved the death of a dog, and that incorporated this image. It can be anything. Send your suggestions as comments below, as an email to me, or via Twitter to @FourthFiction.
Again, the deadline for suggestions is Thursday at midnight EST, when the Round 5 elimination poll closes. Please do cast your elimination vote if you haven’t done so yet.
No, I’m not accepting suggestions on challenges from the contestants.