November 29th, 2011 / 6:32 pm

2011 Tournament of Bookshit Brackets & Prizes

Bracket predictions for the 2011 Tournament of Bookshit will close tomorrow at noon eastern time, at which point the tourney will begin.

You can fill out & submit your bracket here.

The current prize pool, to be given to the highest bracket score or scores (to be determined soon), includes the following list. Thanks to everyone so generous so far. Anyone else wanting to contribute, please comment.

* Lit Pub t-shirt(s) & a stack of Lit Pub books from Lit Pub

* Melissa Broder’s poems Meat Heart and Justin Sirois’s novel Falcons on the Floor from Publishing Genius

* Treating A Sick Animal, Flash and Micro Fictions from Timothy Gager

* $5 cash from Mark Leidner & $5 cash from Ken Baumann

* In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje from Ken Baumann

* *signed* first edition [Knopf, New York, 2005] of ishiguro’s ‘never let me go,’ hard cover w/ dust jacket ‘fine condition’ from Jimmy Chen

* subscription to Moonshot

* an assortment of chapbooks, plus a copy of anna joy springer’s ‘the birdwisher.’ from Birds of Lace

* copies of the Lifted Brow

* “The Necropastoral” by Joyelle McSweeney, “From the Fjords” by Zachary Schomburg, and “Complements, Of Us” by Heather Palmer from Spork

* PANK 5 and Matthew Salesses’s book from Pank

* Normally Special, Please Don’t Be Upset, So You Know It’s Me, and Steal Me for Your Stories from Tiny Hardcore Press

* 3 copies of Fog Gorgeous Stag from Sean Lovelace

* a year’s subscription to New York Tyrant

* “nim chimpsky: live at the german bordello” by Daniel Bailey and Elizabeth Taddonio.

and more to come.


  1. Mike Young

      I will donate a copy of Ofelia Hunt’s Today & Tomorrow and a Star Trek action figure

  2. Anonymous

      Can I just say I don’t see how there’s any way “foot fetish” won’t win?

  3. Anonymous

      Wait, are we supposed to be picking which thing is worst of all?  Or best?

  4. Mason Johnson

      That very question is what makes this so interesting.

      I went with bowtie.

  5. Ryan Call

      i throw in a copy of my book and ‘backpacking with your dog: a nuts ‘n’ bolts guide’ by richard lerner

  6. Tummler

      If I’ve filled out the bracket and saved my predictions, then does that mean that it has been “submitted” to you guys? If not, how do I submit it?

  7. Trey

      if anyone has anything other than self-published sci fi 4 part epic winning, they are wrong

  8. jesusangelgarcia

      I’ll donate a copy of my 3xbad DVD documentary film.

  9. Bobby Dixon

      Discussing Race in Publishing vs. Dinner at Chili’s is fucking killing me. 

  10. Bobby Dixon

      I made the right choice. 

  11. Mark C

      Big Lucks will donate a year subscription and a home recipe from each of our editors.

  12. Mark C

      year, year’s, ears, whatever.

  13. Bobby Dixon
  14. Muumuu House
  15. BAC

      Dark Sky would add to the list, but shit the list is getting insane. I think “Giving away too many books in a lit competition giveaway thingy” should be added to the bracket. That being said, We can throw in a copy of Issue Two and a later to be determined title depending on how we feel that day and shit. 

  16. Matthew Simmons

      If someone named Matthew wins, I’ll totally send him (or her, I guess) a bunch of personalized 1st edition lit fiction titles that thank “Matthew” for “helping out with the event,” or “the very nice intro.”

  17. Mark C

      Chili’s definitely has the most upset potential.

  18. Tim Jones-Yelvington

      I will throw in a copy of THEY COULD NO LONGER CONTAIN THEMSELVES.

  19. La Petite Zine

      La Petite Zine will donate either a trophy or a pimp cup — winner’s choice

  20. Roxane

      Will the pimp cup be monogrammed?

  21. La Petite Zine

      Yes — H T M L G

  22. Roxane

      Fuck yessssss.

  23. Madison Langston

      omg that dream scene is dominating all the way up 2 alcoholism and then probably dominating that too

  24. Justin Sirois

      I love you, Matthew. 

  25. Gigantic

      Gigantic will include a special “Winner’s Pack,” consisting of Gigantic Issue #1 and Gigantic #3: Gigantic Indoors.

  26. Erik Stinson

      1 packet of beef jerky ‘teriyaki sstyle’

  27. deckfight

      this is insane. i’ll send a copy of my book — ambient florida position — to the first person that just finds my email & asks for the book. 

  28. Tummler

      Sweet, thank you.

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