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Bulwer-Lytton

The Annual Bulwer-Lytton writing contest is based upon the much stolen beginning line by Snoopy, “It was a dark and stormy night…” The contest is run each year by the Department of English at San Jose State University. The award is given to the worst lead-in to a dreadful story.

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  • Jim Macauley’s Bulwer-Lytton Entry (filed in Puns, Rated G on October 14, 2012)
  • Bulwer Lytton (Combs’ Losing Entry, 2012) (filed in Adult Theme, Puns on October 6, 2012)
  • From the Bulwer-Lytton Archives (filed in Puns, Rated PG on June 25, 2012)
  • To Memorize Wordsworth (filed in Puns, Rated G on July 13, 2010)
  • Deadly Potion (filed in Puns, Rated G on July 12, 2010)
  • Neanderthal in Style (filed in Puns, Rated G on July 11, 2010)
  • Made Famous by Sinatra (filed in Puns, Rated G on July 8, 2010)
  • Clinton’s Rejected Intern (filed in Adult Theme on August 5, 2007)
  • My Bulwer-Lytton Submission, 2005 (filed in Rated PG on November 6, 2005)
  • Bulwer-Lytton Contest (Sample Entry 2005) (filed in Rated G on August 20, 2005)
  • Second Submission, Bulwer-Lytton Bad Writing Contest, 2004 (filed in Rated G on July 18, 2005)
  • Omens for a Good Day (filed in Puns, Rated G on September 6, 2004)
  • Ram (filed in Rated G on August 1, 2003)
  • Court Martial (filed in Rated G on July 12, 2003)
  • As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Reap (filed in Rated G on June 14, 2003)
  • Stolen from Samuel Clemens (filed in Rated G on May 26, 2002)
  • Partly Patriotic (filed in Rated G on April 9, 2002)
  • Frankenstein’s Monster (filed in Rated G on April 2, 2002)
  • At the Fleishacker Zoo (filed in Rated G on July 4, 2001)
  • No Free Will (filed in Rated G on June 23, 2001)
  • Why Regicide is Obligatory (filed in Rated G on May 29, 2001)
  • At the Pet Store (filed in Rated G on May 24, 2001)
  • Resounding (filed in Rated G on May 7, 2001)
  • Snail Space (filed in Puns on April 18, 2001)
  • The Snake (filed in Gaggle of Groaners listserv, Rated G on January 25, 2001)
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