HOLIDAY CONTEST: Show a Little Restraint! editor December 13, 2011 News 5 Comments SHOW SOME RESTRAINT AND WIN FABULOUS PRIZES Before you drink all the eggnog, eat all the pie, and come-on to your co-workers at the office holiday party, show a little restraint. Write a short short that uses each word only once, and email it to email@example.com by December 31 at midnight for your chance to win Electric Literature vol. 1 and be published on The Outlet. Only one entry per writer. Please include your entry into the body of your email. THE DETAILS WHAT: Electric Literature’s Holiday Restraint Short Short Contest REQUIREMENTS: A short short of 30 to 300 words, that uses each word only once. (Do not repeat any words! Not even pronouns or indefinite/definite articles.) This contest is free. For the nit-picky rules, click here. DUE: December 31st by midnight. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org THE JUDGE: Former publisher of High Times and author Mike Edison PRIZES: 1st place: Electric Literature vol. 1, Paperback; Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! signed by Mike Edison 2nd place: Electric Literature vol. 1, Digital 3rd place: Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style Contest judge Mike Edison is the former publisher of High Times and author of Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! Of Playboys, Pigs, and Penthouse Paupers, an American Tale of Sex and Wonder. What qualifies Mike Edison to judge a contest of restraint? Well-versed in life’s indulgences–drugs, sex, rock and roll, and the art of drinking beer in the shower–he knows what restraint is not. Mike says, “I LEARNED HOW TO JUDGE A BATTLE INSIDE A STEEL CAGE AND WHEN I MAKE A DECISION IT STICKS!!!” For chronicles of American adventure and tips for shower-drinking, check out Mike’s book tour blog on The Outlet. The winner will receive Electric Literature vol. 1 and a signed copy of Dirty! Dirty! Dirty! That’s all six issues of Electric Literature, which you can keep for yourself or give as an apology gift to one of the many people you will inevitably wrong during the holiday season. The first runner up will receive EL vol. 1 in any digital format, which includes Single Sentence Animations and audio. The second runner up will receive a copy of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style to encourage us all to remember the powerful lessons learned over the course of this contest. All three winning short shorts will be published on Electric Literature’s blog, The Outlet. Confused? Here are some nit-picky rules. 5 Responses Morning Bites: Cocker talks poetry, letters from Orwell, Marissa Nadler video, very short stories, and more | Vol. 1 Brooklyn December 15, 2011 […] Send Electric Literature your short story of 30 to 300 words. […] Reply HOLIDAY CONTEST: rules, fine print, and the nitty-gritty | The Outlet: the Blog of Electric Literature December 15, 2011 […] in the course of Holiday Restraint, an intelligent contestant brought forth this question: shall its and it count as a repetition? His […] Reply Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 12/16/11 | Looks & Books December 16, 2011 […] Literature is running an awesome short short contest–check it […] Reply Show Some Restraint @ElectricLit | - sociallyacceptable - January 4, 2012 […] was written for the Electric Literature Holiday Contest (a short short of 30 to 300 words, that uses each word only once). This being the holidays though I […] Reply Toke Signals with Steve Elliott | The First Rainbow Gathering 420 Ceremony: Jack Herer And I Were There June 12, 2013 […] Mike Edison[The Outlet] […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.