Baen Books is holding a March limerick contest where winners can receive free eBooks:
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 by emailing their entries to us will receive an “I READ BAENED BOOKS” button (so be sure to give us your mailing address).
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 favorites, post them on Monday April 5th, 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 – Part Two is people guessing who’s described by the limerick.)
Limericks and answers are due by April 1st, 2010 and should be e-mailed to: email@example.com. Please be sure to email us your entries; don’t just post them as comments to this note. 🙂
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.
See Baen’s Facebook page for details.
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