Monday, 13 July 2009

Trench Foot 2 - The Competition

To celebrate the publication of my first pro-rate accepted story, I'm running a pirates and fairies competition. It was going to be a comp to celebrate my first pro-rate publication but my story in Necrotic Tissue beat this one by a few weeks - life is so hard. :)

So what do you have to do to enter. Head over to Fantasy Magazine and read my story Trench Foot, leave a comment on the story page (doesn't have to be gushing, even hate will be accepted as an entry but beware, I will be asking for your address if you win), and then come back here to tell me you've entered.

Now for the important part - the prizes.



There will be 2 first prize winners, who will receive goody bags containing the above which includes: Inflatable Parrot, Pirate Flag, Pirate Tattoos, Fairy Tattoos, Pirate Mask, Pirate Stickers & Pirate Pencil, 2 Fairy Bookmarks, and a real pirate (shown to scale).

You also get to choose one of the following books, which I will have Amazon ship directly to your door: Alex and the Wigpowder Treasure by Adrienne Kress (or if you're in the US, Alex and the Ironic Gentleman - same book), or Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, or Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston. Yep that's books with fairies and pirates in.

The 2 first prize winners will also receive one of the below cards with a note from me thanking them for supporting my story. I know, you just want the card. Breathe.


The second prize winner will receive: Inflatable parrot, Pirate Stickers & Pirate Pencil, Fairy Bookmark, Fairy Tattoos, Pirate Tattoos and a Pirate Mask.

The third prize winner will receive: Inflatable Parrot, Pirate Stickers, Pirate Tattoos and Fairy Tattoos.

Competition closes midnight Monday July 19th. Good luck and thank you for entering.

19 comments:

abrokenlaptop said...

I left a comment. What a fun story! It was delightful and strange. :)

Becky said...

I have also left a comment. And I agree about it being delightful and strange.

Aaron Polson said...

Bravo, Cate. What a wonderous, etheral realm your imagination must be.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks Mercedes, Becky & Aaron. You are all stars.

Jamie Eyberg said...

It made me think of fairies in a whole new light.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ooh, inflatable parrot!

Serenissima said...

I've commented too. (as JAMR). Your imagination is fertile, to say the least. Congrats on the pub!

K.C. Shaw said...

I left a comment too. Excellent story! You make it look so easy, but I couldn't reach your level of surreal if I tried for a million years.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Cate, you are full of awesome. Here's to a fantastic story and many more pro sales to come. Congratulations and more importantly, thanks for the story!

Danielle Ferries said...

Great story, truly enjoyable read.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thank you. :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Loved the story, Cate! I have left a comment. And my reading it had nothing to do with the prospect of pirate booty (umm, that didn't sound right...)

Sophie Playle said...

Congrats on the publications!

Carrie Harris said...

I am the kind of person who starts hyperventilating at prizes like this. Of course I entered. But then again, I'm also the kind of person who can't resist commenting on fairy/robot stories, so that's not much of a surprise either.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. :D

katey said...

Mmm Pirate Booty <3

Rabid Fox said...

What a cool contest. Me thinks I'll have to check out "Trench Foot" too--contest of not--and give a comment.

Catherine J Gardner said...

:)

Catherine J Gardner said...

The winners have been announced - are you one of them?