Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Guest Post: Daniel Nayeri, author of Another Faust

Another Faust Brother and sister team Daniel and Dina Nayeri have written Another Faust, an updated retelling of the classic story of Faust, but featuring teenagers. Sounds fascinating, and I'm looking forward to reading it! Daniel & Dina have come up with a great idea for a contest, so without any further ado, here's Daniel to explain things....

*Another* Another Faust Contest
Hi everyone. Dina and I are about to kick off a month-long tour for our book, Another Faust, and we want to do it by announcing a contest! We are looking for the most promising writers out there (that’s YOU). And then we want to showcase their work, so that all of the Internet can bask in their awesome writing might (and, you know, give them prizes).


We want you to write your own short story, re-imagining of the Faustian Bargain. (For inspiration, check out Bedazzled, Simpsons “Tree House of Horrors IV,” and The Little Mermaid). It can be about anything you like (but let’s keep it PG-13, and under 3,000 words), and it’s open to everyone.

All you have to do is send your entry to dviergutz@gmail.com before January 31.
Rules and details can be found here:

Make sure to read them so you don’t get DQed

And the winner gets all kinds of sweetness:

*A signed copy of Another Faust

*A handwritten deleted scene

*A featured article & interview on our site

*An author’s galley of the sequel Another Pan

Though we’ll feature the top five on our site for comments, the judging WON’T happen by popular vote (so basically, we don't care which contestant has the most friends). Dina and I will personally read them.

So, spread the word! Tweet, retweet, forward, thread, spread, embed this post.

Good luck!



  1. This sounds like an interesting contest, thanks for the info!

  2. Lizzy - Thought it sounded like an interesting idea, but I'm not that creative! *L*