Wednesday, May 28, 2008

DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Contest

The results of this year's $5 Innovative Fiction Contest from DIAGRAM just got posted. I was one of 7 finalists who were then passed to Kelly Link. This year's winner is FC2 author DEBRA DiBLASI's "Quell the Mayhem Night."

The other finalists were:
* "And What of Boys? What Land Do They People?" by Elisabeth Benjamin
* "Four Secrets and Three Lies I Have to Tell About Love." by Kea Wilson
* "Girls Who Love Horses" by Amanda Goldblatt
* "The Many Forms of Rain ___ Sent Upon Us In Those Days Before the Last Days" by Blake Butler
* "Snow" by Mark Leidner
* "There Will Be Sense" by Amelia Gray (yay Amelia)

They will all be in the next all-fiction issue, which last year totally crushed my head, so I'm happy to be a part, and to have been read by Ms. Link. That story is also in SCORCH ATLAS.

Concurrently, I am now running parked content ads at 4 of my new URLs. When people click on the ads on these sites, I get moneys.

LINDSAYLOHANSTITS.INFO

GOOGLEINFO.INFO

SEEKMELIVE.INFO

MYGOOGLEME.INFO

DEADWINTER.COM (This is a URL I've had for almost 10 years, and I found out its estimated value is $800 due to the traffic and web rankings it now has. Auction time.)

15 comments:

KEN BAUMANN said...

Good job on all.

I clicked links and subsequent ads to make you small monies.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

nice thanks ken

i also now own NEWHEAVY.COM

i am not buying anymore now for a while i swear

NEWHEAVY.COM might actually turn into a site

BLAKE BUTLER said...

now it is

BLAKE BUTLER said...

NEW HEAVY

KEN BAUMANN said...

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Josh Maday said...

congrats, blake. good sites.

Ryan Downey said...

congrats.

i was excited to see your name in the finalists.

i hope i see my name in the chapbook finalists.

i don't think i will.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

thank ryan. i hope your chapbook wins.

Josh Maday said...

yes, i hope to see ryan downey as a chapbook finalist. i still love ryan downey for the google song.

peter b. said...

i had no idea one could do such things. how do i get started?

congrats on the diagram.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

peter,

you can read tons of crap about it at

dnforum.com

sedo.com does parking, you usually need to have some amount of traffic coming in for it to work at all supposedly, unless your domain is really good. so you make a basic page with some minor content.

jereme said...

you should hold onto deadwinter. it'll be worth more as your fame grows or some idiot game company will come out with something called deadwinter and they'll buy it off of you.

Ryan Downey said...

thank you josh.

dead winter does sound like a likely candidate for a video game title.

it will be an rpg or maybe a shooter.

it will either be semi-western u.s. setting or future biometrical fascist fuck japan/u.s. hybrid.

Darby said...

congrats blake.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

yeah i am surprised it hasnt happened yet actually.

thank you darby