For those who write ACD or ACD AUs: Bootalicious!
Reposting because there are 2 days left in the contest and I submitted my story (in which Holmes is a woman! *gasp*) on Saturday. Hooray!
The Bootmakers of Toronto Proudly Announce Bootalicious:
The First, the Only, Sherlock Holmes E-Short Story Contest with Boots!
Founded in 1972, our Sherlock Holmes Society, The Bootmakers of Toronto, takes its name from The Hound of the Baskervilles, from the maker’s label in Sir Henry Baskerville’s boot: “Meyers, Toronto.” To enter Bootalicious, your original short story must:
- feature your original version of the amazing Sherlock Holmes, and
- make creative use of the word “boot” in any of its meanings: mukluks or galoshes, the boot of a car, to get (or give) the boot, etc. Use it as many ways as you like, to boot!
Who: Bootalicious is open to every fan of Sherlock Holmes, of any age, from any country.
What: Stories may be in any genre, steampunk to sci-fi. Self-published stories are welcomed! The setting can be anywhere, anytime, past or future. A Victorian setting and/or original characters is encouraged, but to be publishable, entries must respect modern copyright and cannot use characters, settings, dialogue, or story elements of Elementary, BBC Sherlock, or other modern versions. Content must be appropriate for public sites. Word Limit: 2500 words.
When: June 1 to July 30, 2014. To honor Conan Doyle’s 60 Sherlock stories, e-submissions will be open for these 60 days only. Nothing will be accepted before or after that window.
Where: E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission receipt will be acknowledged by return e-mail.