A new short story by Amelia Gray, author of THREATS:
"The woman and man are on a date. It is a date! The woman rubs a lipstick print off her water glass. The man turns his butter knife over and over and over and over and over. Everyone has to pee. What’s the deal with dates! The man excuses himself to go pee. At the table, the woman scratches her forearm a little too hard, and a slice of skin peels up with her fingernail. She tries to smooth it back, but it doesn’t go even when she presses her palm to it. It curls around itself like a pencil shaving. The woman is dismayed."
Submissions by contest finalists will be sold at silent auction with proceeds to benefit PEN American Center. Asaf Hanuka, who collaborated with Keret on the graphic novel Pizzeria Kamikaze and contributed art for the award winning doc-animation feature film Waltz with Bashir, is donating this limited edition print to the auction.
What’s that? You haven’t entered our design contest? You should, you really should.
Hey y’all—just to let you know, you have a little less than a month to read Keret, make art, and win cash by making Something Out of Something in the Etgar Keret Design Contest!
This winter, FSG Originals and BOMB Magazine team up to invite readers, artists, and designers to submit a work of art inspired by the writing of by Israeli short story writer, filmmaker, and graphic novelist, Etgar Keret. The Something out of Something Contest, which takes its name from a passage found in Keret’s forthcoming story collection, Suddenly, a Knock on the Door (April 2012), will be run on a Tumblr site of the same name, where submissions can be viewed and commented on by other entrants, readers, and Keret fans. Make this opportunity your chance to make Something out of Something, and get noticed!
We’re looking for visual art submissions that incorporate themes or are somehow connected to Keret’s works, whether it’s fiction, films, or comics. Submissions can take the form of anything really—paper sculpture, action figures, painting, diorama, animated video—you name it, we’ll consider it.
The lucky winner will receive a $500 cash prize along with a signed and personalized copy of Suddenly, a Knock on the Door. In addition, the winning work of art will be featured in an upcoming Keret story or film. The contest’s media sponsor, Tumblr, will also be reviewing submissions with an eye for pieces that they might want to feature on the site’s Radar.
Twenty-five finalists will be selected and featured in a silent auction event planned for late April to coincide with the author’s visit to the U.S. for the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.
Submissions will be judged by editors from BOMB and Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and by the author himself. For official rules and prize descriptions, please visit the Tumblr site, or contact EtgarKeret.DesignContest@FSGbooks.com.
The deadline for submissions is 12pm EST, March 2, 2012.
Probably the coolest thing we’re doing all spring:
"In celebration of Etgar Keret’s latest story collection, FSG Originals and BOMB Magazine are partnering to bring you the Something out of Something Design Contest, inviting artists to submit works inspired by Keret’s stories, films and comics. Win $500 and have your work featured in an upcoming story or film.”