Friday, August 28, 2009

Pushcart, BULL, Giveaway

Happy Friday, everyone.

Well, it appears that Folded Word has decided to nominate my story "Leave Me As I Lessen" along with Nathalie Boisard-Beudin’s "The Sage's Secret" for the 2009 Pushcart Prize.

I really don't know what to say other than "Thank you." You can read the proper announcement here.

....Wow. So that happened.

Also today, BULL: Fiction for Thinking Men made available the printable (and very free) Summer 2009 issue. Yes, I'm in it.

Since I'm at such a loss for words today, I've decided to have a wham-bam giveaway instead.

I've printed, folded, and stapled 3 copies of BULL #3. I am also offering up 7 of the professionally printed copies of Heron featuring the now Pushcart nominated story "Leave Me As I Lessen."

How do you win something? It's really simple. The first three people who comment about wanting a BULL get one. The first seven people who comment about wanting a Heron get one. You can't win both from me at the same time, but you can download and print both yourself. For free. Does that make sense? Anyway.

If you're one of the 3 or one of the 7, send along your name and mailing address to eddiesocko at gmail dot com. I won't blow your cover, I promise. What I will do is send your prize expeditiously. Doesn't matter where you are in the world. I'll send it to you. I'll also scribble a bad haiku if you want. In any case, I'll scribble something.

So, yeah. Drop a note. Get some good mail. And if no one wants good mail, I'll eat some candy and pass out the prizes to the strangers that don't run away.


Thanks again, everyone, for your love and support.

Free downloads of Heron and BULL are here and here.

...Thanks, Jessi.


j said...

Well, I've already got a Heron. And I'm not a man. But I'm still popping by to say:


13Stitches said...

you do indeed rock! pushcart - not bad for a midget

Unknown said...

Does this mean you'll big-time the world now? Likely not, but I want to plant that seed of superiority with you. Congrats!

Heron please!!!

Teresa Houle said...

Well done Bosworth! I want both but you won't do that. I only have a black printer and it appears that your pro job on Heron has pretty colours.

Anne Rettenberg LCSW said...

Congratulations! I haven't figured out how to nominate people for the Pushcart Prize; if anyone knows, tell me.

Mel Bosworth said...

Thanks, everyone.


1 Heron for Caleb.
1 Heron for Teresa.

3 BULLs left.
5 Herons left.

DJ Berndt said...

Heron sounds delightful! Should I e-mail you my address?

Mel Bosworth said...

Heck yes, DJ! Send along your name and mailing address to eddiesocko at gmail dot com.

So, that leaves 3 BULLs and 4 Herons.

Whoop Whoop!

that stitches chick said...

Heron would be nice please & thank you - but only if you're ok with the fact that once i am done with it i will leave it on the bus or on a bench at the beach or i will give it to a stranger in the book section at walmart or on the way out of the library...just kinna how i roll...leaving printed words in my wake.

j said...

For Elizabeth:

Mel knows where to find me if you need to bounce any questions off someone while you follow the sparse directions...

Mel Bosworth said...

Stitches: It's all good. Heron will be flying your way directly.

So, 3 Herons left and 3 BULLS left.


Jason Jordan said...


Jenn Bower said...

I am so proud of you Mel! I can't think of a more deserving writer. You are truly inspirational (no, this isn't a suck-up).

Mel Bosworth said...

Thanks, Jen & Jason. You cats want free stuff? Well, DO YA?

audri sousa said...

congrats to you and your beard. champagne all around.

~otto~ said...

Big ups!

my word verification was "oburn"

Mel Bosworth said...

Audri: Thanks. Champagne for sure. But none for my beard. He's driving.

Otto: O burn the incense and pour Audri's champagne! (Thank you too)

3 BULLs left. 3 Herons left. C'mon. Who wants one?

tia prouhet said...

I have'a Heron. I wanna BULL. And a scribble. And a pony. And a hug.

PS-- Push that cart.

Mel Bosworth said...

you got it, tia. does the pony have to be alive?

3 Herons left. 2 BULLs left.

Come clean me out. All prizes must go.

tia prouhet said...

I think I'd be MORE impressed to find my mailbox filled with a dead pony. See what you can do. I look forward to checking my box. ha. haha.

Paul D Brazill said...

Mel, top news. congrats.

OH said...

I want a Heron. I do I do.

Mel Bosworth said...

Thanks, Paul. Let's have a drink.

Ben: You got it.

I Must Be Off said...

Congratulations, Mel!

Mel Bosworth said...

thanks, chris. and thanks again to everyone who played or stopped by.