Friday, July 06, 2007

Zencore Competition

A competition relating to the book ZENCORE!: Scriptus Innominatus published by Megazanthus Press on 9th June 2007.

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The authors' names are listed on the back cover. Just link these names individually to the story titles either by luck or judgement*. The person with the most correct links will win a prize from myself: the editor/publisher of Zencore. If there is a tie, the people winning will share this prize.

The prize will be of deemed maximum value of £75 - as agreed by the winner(s) and myself from items in my book/magazine collection and/or cash.

The more people who enter the competition the bigger value (up to the maximum) to be won outright or shared.

No entry fee. No silly rules other than the fact that the authors themselves are not directly eligible to enter.

I shall do everything possible that whoever wins will be pleased with the prize. You will have to trust me as I trust those who choose to enter. My decision is final.

To be eligible, your entry needs to be sent to: bfitzworth@yahoo.co.uk

Deadline Midnight GMT on 8 December 2007 after which the authors' names are due to be officially linked to their stories.

The running order of the stories in ZENCORE is as follows:
"Torsion"
"MMM – Delicious"
"Undergrowth"
"Fugly"
"The Nightmare Reader"
"The Secret Life of the Panda"
"Upset Stomach"
"The Awful Truth About The Circus"
"Red Velvet Dust"
"The Coughing Coffin"
"Terminus"
"Mary’s Gift, The Stars and Frank’s Pisser"
"Blue Raspberries"
"Berian Winslow & The Stream Of Consciousness Storyteller"
"The Plunge"
"England and Nowhere"
"Word Doctor"

The stories' authors in alphabetical order (not necessarily in story order):
Anonymous, Daniel Ausema, Charles Black, Dominy Clements, Scott Edelman, Nick Jackson, M.P. Johnson, Kek-W, Tim Nickels, Reggie Oliver, Ursula Pflug, Steven Pirie, Brian Rappatta, Patricia Russo, E. Sedia, S.D. Tullis, Mark Valentine.


The book can be purchased HERE.

*You can enter this competition up to a maximum of three times, and your answers can derive from luck (ie you do not even need to have the book), from serious guesses based on reading the stories, from reading reviews, blogs etc. or from surreptitious knowledge (!) - and you will not be questioned about your methods. If you enter the competition more than once, each entry will be treated separately.
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EDIT: 9 Dec 07: RESULTS IN TODAY'S COMMENT BELOW

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8 comments:

Weirdmonger said...

As well as posting your entry to me separately, you are also permitted to post your guesses publicly wherever you like - as these two people have done:
HERE and
HERE

Weirdmonger said...

And anyone who has access to the Stoker HWA award recommendation lists can now discover - before 9 December - who wrote 'England & Nowhere' ! :-)

Weirdmonger said...

Nemonymous Eight (CONE ZERO) guidelines (£65 per story): HERE

Weirdmonger said...

An interesting guess possibly relevant to the above competition: HERE

Weirdmonger said...

Who Was That Masked Man?

Weirdmonger said...

Another public entry I've found:
HERE

Weirdmonger said...

9 Dec 07
THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

ANSWERS: HERE.

CONGRATULATIONS to JETSE DE VRIES WHO WON WITH EIGHT CORRECT STORIES LINKED. HE WINS THE WHOLE MAXIMUM PRIZE.

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Bob Lock said...

Congratulations Jetse!
How the heck you manage to find time from reading all the Interzone subs though I'll never know, you are a reading machine!
Best,
Bob