Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (horrible writing contest) winner announced
Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (a contest that honors bad writing) has a new winner for 2010. A Seattle writer won the award for describing a ravenous kiss.
San Jose, Calif. — An unseemly sentence that compares a kiss to the union of a thirsty gerbil and a giant water bottle has won the top prize in an annual bad writing contest.
In her entry, Ringle describes a "lengthy, ravenous kiss" between two lovers: "Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil."
The literary competition honors the memory of 19th century writer Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton.
Entrants are asked to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.