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.