Toronto based ChiZine Publications will be holding a contest to promote and give away signed limited edition hard cover copies of Claude Lalumière’s new book The Door to Lost Pages. Submitters are encouraged to fabricate a title and synopsis of an imaginary book that would appear in the novella’s titular shop, Lost Pages, which exists across multiple realities and conveys materials about them.
“This is not only a means to increase the interest in the book, but also to promote the importance of interaction with the material,” says CZP author Claude Lalumière. “By encouraging invention on the reader’s part, it gives them more of an involvement with the work and its concepts therein.”
Via the available form on the ChiZine contest page, contestants will submit the title and synopsis of an imaginary book they would think would be found at Lost Pages. Two grand prizes will be awarded—the Author’s Choice Award, selected by Claude Lalumière, and the Reader’s Choice Award, voted by online readers.
The winners and runners-up will be featured on the CZP website and on Lalumière’s Lost Myths blog. The two grand-prize winners each get a free signed limited-edition hardcover copy of The Door to Lost Pages, as well as ten postcards featuring their winning entry. CZP will also use the postcards of the winning entry as giveaway material at conventions, readings and festivals. Three runners-up will win a free eBook download of The Door to Lost Pages.
1. Participants may submit up to three entries each
2. Entries can be up to 150 words, including the header
3. Vote and encourage others to vote on their favourite entries
4. Claude Lalumière will choose his top picks from the submitted entries to be posted on the contest website.
Voting for the Reader’s Choice will take place from March 21 to March 31, midnight (EDT).
The contest begins February 17, 2011. Final submissions must be made by midnight (EDT) on March 15, 2011. Final winners will be announced on April 4, 2011 by ChiZine Publications.
Entries may be edited in minor ways for publication. To submit, visit: the ChiZine Website