Humorous prose is not taken seriously in today’s literary world. We aim to rectify that. We dare you to write a short piece of fiction that makes us laugh, or at least smile. If you can make us laugh and think, or laugh and feel deeply about someone or something, all the better."
I can say with confidence that I will be in this one. Why?, you might say. Because you think you're funny? Funny looking, maybe...
Well that isn't very nice, or funny. I know, because I am qualified to judge what is funny.
The editors have decided to make it fair for everyone else and degree me a guest writer. I will be one of the judges determining who is the top clown. That means I can't submit for this contest...(sneaky editor, tricking me to accept the position)...
This is a contest I am betting a hatracker can crack. I've read several of your works to know that some of you have a well developed funny bone in that writing arm of yours. Unfortunately, I can't critique your submissions. Nevertheless, I am encourging you all to try.
But in the meantime, you must all address me as Your Honor, until the end of the contest.
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Don't you mean, congrats Your Honor? Don't make me sick the bailif on you.
Not sure if the editors would appreciate if I revealed our arrangement, so I won't. Suffice to say I will be published (pitching a reprint to him at the moment) and I get to play slushreader - well more of a reverse slushreader.
Humorous works I read from hatrackers, over the past couple of years, I feel were worthy of placing in this contest.
snapper I was thinking more along the lines of renaming the magazine after you or that they would send you all the girl scout cookies you can eat while judging.
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