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.