Everyone likes contests, because if you win, you get things. At RevolutionSF.com, we host contests for products of a nerdy nature, including comics, books, and DVDs.
But random drawings are not our thing. We make people work for their prizes, and we aim for fun and cleverness. Our contests call for artwork, short stories, or funny lists. Take a look at some of our favorites.
Our biggest contest was for the Best of Joe R. Lansdale. We called for 67-word horror stories. We got so many that we spent a week posting our favorites.
To win this collection of Shannon Wheeler's comic strip collection, we asked for drawings of the overly excitable Too Much Coffee Man.
Winning swag from the alien invasion TV show involved really, really short sci-fi stories: 17 words or less. Of course, our readers came through.
Another short sci-fi story. This one was 50 words, because of the 50th anniversary. We are soooo clever.
Squid art is what we wanted for the Jeff Vandermeer novel Finch
. We got squid art, and lots of it.