Thursday, October 16, 2008

[Contest] Altered Romance

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[Entry edited to update rules]

Inspired by a link from a few days ago I would like to proposed an Altered Romance Contest.

All you need to do is photocopy or scan a random page from a romance book of your choice. You then selectively remove as many words as you like to create your own piece.

You can just cross out the words with a marker or get a little more creative. In fact so long as you start with a page from a romance book, and end up with an artwork, anything goes!

The prize for the top two entries would be $20 by paypal (one chosen by vote, and one by me). Please email entries to veinglory at gmail.com.

Just as an example here is my alter of a page from Beloved Enemy by Jane Feather. It didn't start out quite so homoerotic, go figure.


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9 comments:

Bree said...

Oh my god, how fun! I would totally do this!

Pheebles said...

I'd give this a try. (not sure what happened to the first attempted comment)

Emily Veinglory said...

So we have two, can we rustle up a few more? Otherwise it will be fairly easy to select the winners ;)

Bree said...

I will go on a participant hunt. :D

Anna said...

Is the secret password "Bree Sent Me"?

Emily Veinglory said...

Thank you Bree! If we can just get three more statements of 'intent to enter' the contest will go ahead.

Emily Veinglory said...

p.s. please interpret the requirements broadly. All i require is that you start with a page from a romance book and end with some kind of artful modification :). Selective obliteration is the normal approach but anything considered.

MarthaE said...

I'm in- I saw this on Bree's post too! :)

Carlanime Bligh said...

Another 'Bree sent me,' here. :)