Tarcher/Penguin announces the
WHO WAS DRACULA?
Tarcher/Penguin announced today the launch of the WHO WAS DRACULA? Fanfiction Competition to celebrate the much-anticipated new book from LA Times bestselling author, Jim Steinmeyer (THE LAST GREATEST MAGICIAN IN THE WORLD, CHARLES FORT).The winner of the competition will be rewarded with a 16GB iPad Mini and a signed copy of the book!
Steinmeyer’s work has been praised by the likes of author Neil Gaiman, who called Steinmeyer’s “combination of enthusiasm and erudition a joy,” to Teller (of Penn and Teller) who said he “writes about events a century ago as vividly as if he had been there.”
In the spirit of bringing new life to classic characters, Tarcher’s WHO WAS DRACULA? fanfiction competition will reward the best adaptation (fitting into the provided guidelines) of Dracula’s creation story with an iPad Mini and a signed hardcover copy of WHO WAS DRACULA? Bram Stoker’s Trail of Blood by Jim Steinmeyer.
There is no fee for entry, though reading the book is encouraged.
Guidelines for the WHO WAS DRACULA? Fanfiction Competition
- Email a vignette of 800-1000 words to tarcherpublicity@us.
penguingroup.com by no later than April 11th.
- Title of the vignette must be “WHO WAS DRACULA?”
- Story must include at least two (or more) of these five people who appear in WHO WAS DRACULA?: Oscar Wilde, Walt Whitman, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, or Count Dracula
- Story must also incorporate at least two (or more) facts from the WHO WAS DRACULA? fact sheet found here:http://bit.ly/Dracu1a
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
JIM STEINMEYER is one of today’s most renowned historians of stage magic. He is the author of The Glorious Deception and Hiding the Elephant, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. He is also a leading designer of magic illusion who ahs done work for television, Broadway, and many of the best-known names in modern magic. He lives in Los Angeles and can be found online at www.jimsteinmeyer.com.
Enter for the opportunity to win:
Grand Prize: an iPad Mini (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $329.00) and an autographed copy of Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker’s Trail of Blood by Jim Steinmeyer. (ARV: $26.95) Total ARV of Grand Prize: $355.95.
Second Prize: A copy of Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker’s Trail of Blood (ARV: $26.95)
To enter, email tarcherpublicity@us.
No purchase necessary.
Open to residents of the fifty United States, and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.
Contest begins April 4, 2013. Entries must be received no later than April 24, 2013 11.59:59 PM Eastern Time (ET).
On or about May 1, 2013, two (2) winners will be selected by a qualified panel of judges chosen by Sponsor. Entries will be judged on writing skill and incorporation of two characters from Who Was Dracula? Bram Stoker’s Trail of Blood, with equal weight being given to each criterion. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matters relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding. Winners will be notified via email and/or telephone.
Void where prohibited by law.
For full Official Rules, go to http://bit.ly/Dracu1a