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February 9, 2009 4:58 AM Subscribe
How to raise money for the Shirley Jackson Awards? Why, a Lottery, natch.
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The Shirley Jackson Awards, established in 2007 to reward "outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror and the dark fantastic" is holding an online lottery beginning today and continuing through February 23 to raise funds for the program. Participants can buy $1 digital lottery tickets for any of 51 donated prizes from authors, editors, artists, and agents. Which prize will draw the most interest? Perhaps an autographed computer keyboard from Neil Gaiman
? Or the chance to be Tuckerized
in an upcoming work? [Tuckerization explained]
Or ... star in a porn role
The lottery will be held on February 23rd at midnight. Items are being raffled off individually, and you may purchase as many tickets per item as you would like. For each item, one winner will be chosen using a computerized random number generator, and winning names and prizes will be announced on the website
By the way, the list of Shirley Jackson literary award winners from 2008 is here
. A review of the top award winner for best novel, Elizabeth Hand's "Generation Loss" is here
. If you've never read Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" (gasp!)
, you can read it here
, hear it here
, or even watch it on youtube