GalleyCat is hosting what looks to be a fun contest, perfect for the Halloween season: rewriting “Varney the Vampire” a la “Star Wars: Uncut.” According to GalleyCat, “With the help from writers around the country, we will rewrite Varney the Vampire–a bestselling vampire novel from the 19th Century filled with enough star-crossed romance, vampire action and purple prose to inspire another Twilight trilogy.”
Follow the link to sign up, and they’ll send you a page from the novel to rewrite in any style you wish – including graphic novel, Twitter update, etc. Then they’ll publish the finished project as a free e-book. Winners get a free registration to the Media App Summit in New York or a free Mediabistro online writing course.
Hurry! The deadline is Oct. 8.