Oct 7, 2008

Faustian Deal Short Story Contest

Our first contest of the year is the Faust theme short-story contest.

The story of selling something valuable (preferably their soul) in exchange for something else has been told many many times. The most familiar story is Marlowe's Doctor Faustus or Goethe's Faust.

And while signing your salvation away to the devil in blood is good and dandy, we're interested in other takes of the story. Some very (very) contemporary examples are: The Simpsons when Homer sells his soul for a donut, or when Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five bucks. In Disney's The Little Mermaid, Ariel signs her voice away to that big purple sea wench. (Yes, you may find many Little Mermaid references when I post. Don't hate.) Though it is probably the worst movie ever, Ghost Rider's entire plot is based on a Faustian deal. (please do not submit Ghostrider.)

**Do not limit yourself to "the" devil and an old man selling his soul**

Please remember that there is no page limit, but the longer it is, the better it should be to hold the attention of the judges.

The deadline is November 14th, and the contracts are right in front of the office. The winner will be announced December 5th.

~Z