There once was a contest at Baen
To write limericks that were not profane
Fans jumped in the pool
To win books that are cool
And get their entries on Baen’s domain
You have until March 31 to enter Baen’s limerick contest. The challenge is to describe your favorite Baen author or novel or character in a riddle limerick that the reader has to solve. Three entries will be posted at the publisher’s site on April 5 so people can guess the answers.
Everyone who enters the contest will receive an “I READ BAENED BOOKS” button, so include a mailing address with your entry. Other ways to win are described in the full press release after the jump.
[Thanks to Laura Haywood-Cory for the story.]
March Limerick Contest!
WAKE FOREST, NORTH CAROLINA –Baen Books is accepting entries in its two-part Irish limerick contest!
Describe your favorite Baen author or novel or character in a riddle limerick that the reader has to solve.
This is a contest in two parts.
EVERYONE who enters the contest will receive an “I READ BAENED BOOKS” button, so be sure to include your mailing address with your entries.
First part of the contest is to submit your riddle limericks (and provide us the answers) to email@example.com. This part is open through March 31st.
We then pick our three favorites, post them on Monday, April 5th–minus the answers of course–and people email their guesses to firstname.lastname@example.org. This part lasts until April 30st.
Easy example for Part One:
His stature is not very tall
Barrayar thinks him quite small;
If his foes discount
his will to surmount,
It’s they who will take the fall.
(Answer: Miles Vorkosigan.)
Limericks and answers are due by April 1st, 2010 and should be e-mailed to: email@example.com. Please be sure to include your mailing address to receive the free “I READ BAENED BOOKS” button.
We’ll post our three favorites on April 5th, and guesses about which character or novel the limericks describe should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This portion of the contest runs through April 30th.
Part One winners: The composers of our three winning limericks will receive five free e-books of their choice.
Part Two winners: We will draw three names at random from the all the emails sent to us that correctly guess the answers to the limericks. Those folks will also receive five free e-books of their choice. NOTE: Part One winners are NOT eligible to compete in Part Two, since they have a head start!
The winners will be announced on the Baen website and Facebook page.
Contest is also posted on our Facebook page here:
For more information, please email email@example.com.