Who’s the Worst Jane of Them All?

Here’s your chance to help choose the winner of the Bad Austen contest, a writing competition in the grand tradition of the Bulwer Lytton, Bad Hemingway and Bad Faulkner contests.

To enter the contest, which ended March 1, participants had to pen a scene, 800 words max, in the style of Jane Austen, and make it as entertainingly bad as possible. The top entry will win $250, and the best entries will be collected in a book.

Here’s hoping that like those other contests, Bad Austen will become an annual event.

In the meantime, cast your votes for some deliciously terrible Austen-inspired prose at the Bad Austen site.

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