Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, ODD? is a mix of originals, new translations, and (hard-to-find) reprints that qualify as “strange fiction”, some of it surreal, some horrific, some fantastical, and all of it…odd. (Unless it’s just because you’re too normal.) This first volume features, among others, Amos Tutuola, Nalo Hopkinson, Jeffrey Ford, Rikki Ducornet, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Hiromi Goto, Stacey Levine, and Jeffrey Thomas–with new translations by Gio Clairval, Larry Nolen, and Brian Evenson of such classic writers as Gustave Le Rouge, Leopoldo Lugones, and Karl Hans Strobl as well as a brand-new story by Finnish icon Leena Krohn! (Full table of contents here.)
You could win a three-volume e-book subscription to the ODD? or even appear in the next installment!
How? Read on!
Just post your very odd true-life, non-fiction account of something that you witnessed or that happened to you in the comments thread of this blog post any time between now and Friday, October 21. Under 1,500 words, one entry per person, and anything above PG-13 will need bleeps.
The winner will receive a contract for their true-life story to appear in ODD?, volume 2, alongside amazingly odd fiction. The winner will also receive a three-volume e-book subscription. Two runners-up will also receive a free three-volume subscription.
THE CONTEST WILL BE JUDGED BY THE ORIGINAL ODDITY: MULTIPLE WORLD FANTASY AWARD WINNER JEFFREY FORD!
Check out this link for more information on ODD?, including how to become an Oddkin or Super Oddkin.
And now, enjoy this decidedly odd video…