Virtuously Bad Fiction

The 2012 winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest have been announced. For those unfamiliar with this treasure of wit, the BLFC is an annual competition to write the worst possible opening sentence for a novel. How bad are the submissions? Pretty darn bad. Why should you be interested? Many of them are hilariously bad. What else? There’re actually some clever perception shift and bait-and-switch examples in there.

The competition is currently celebrating its 30th year.

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