written by David Steffen
The day has finally arrived, the publication date of Uncle John’s Flush Fiction anthology.Â As I mentioned a few months back, I sold a story titled “Mysterious Ways” to the anthology.Â I am particularly excited about this sale, because I know many more people who are familiar with Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader books than who are familiar with my favorite speculative fiction magazines.
The Bathroom Readers are a series of books with widely varying content, but what they all have in common is that each one is made up of very short segments which can be easily read during a trip to the toilet (not that you have to read them on the toilet if that’s not your thing).Â In case you haven’t heard of them, you can check out the Uncle John’s website to find out more, or you can find them at your favorite online retailers or brick-and-mortar stores (in the humor section).Â I think you’ll enjoy them.
So, to celebrate the release of Flush Fiction, and to help get the word out about the anthology, I’m hosting a giveaway of a copy of the book, which contains 88 stories of flash fiction, each one a perfect length to read in a few minutes of spare time. Â There are two ways you can enter (and you can do both to double your odds of winning!):
1.Â Post a comment here on Diabolical Plots in response to this announcement.Â It doesn’t matter what the comment is, just make it PG, and try not to sound like a spambot (or your comment might be filtered)
2.Â “Like” theÂ Diabolical Plots Facebook page link I’ll post there.
Now, go ahead!Â Your deadline is the end of the day on Wednesday April 11, 2012 Central Time USA.Â After the deadline, I’ll do a random drawing of all the entrants follow the directions (and two for the people who do both).Â At that point I’ll announce the winner, and get in touch with them to get a mailing address to mail the book.Â Good luck!
13 thoughts on “Giveaway! Uncle John’s Flush Fiction Anthology”
Uncle John is da man! I’ve enjoyed many, many of his, ahem, *specialized* books in past, and look forward to seeing this one too. In this case, “stories that can be read in one sitting” takes on a particularly appropriate meaning! Congrats on appearing in this one, Dave. 🙂
Hey, this is a great idea! The book and the contest. I enjoy the Best of… lists here on Diabolical plots.
This is awesome. I can start my Christmas shopping now! 😉
Oh wow, this is really great news! Can’t wait to get my hands on this book! I really enjoy reading David’s work and this anthology will be very well received indeed!
I am looking forward to checking it out!
Counting the days til I get a copy!
Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading this book. I’ve always been a fan of short-short stories.
Can’t wait until I win this book but I do want it signed.
Do you really type your work on an old Underwood Olivetti portable?
Sweet! Congrats on the publication! -danooli 🙂
Me! Me! Pick me! (Waving hand like a six year old.)
Thank you Beam Me Up!
I’ve read a number of Bathroom Readers (“lying down!”) and they are a lot of fun. You’ll be in good company…..