The Winners Of LitInk: LitReactor's Literary Tattoo Showdown
Here we are, one week after kicking off LitInk: LitReactor's Literary Tattoo Showdown, and the contest ended up growing into something much bigger than we had expected.
We got more than 150 entries. We got the attention of some really cool websites, including Galleycat, The Millions and The Paris Review. There were some amazing entries--and not a single clunker in the bunch. And best of all, we got to celebrate the art of literature.
In the men's category, Alan Dubinsky:
This is hardcore. And really, is there a better kind of bookend than a pair of hands? All tattoos come with meaning and subtext, but the location of the tattoo means just as much as the words.
In the women's category, Tracie Maslak:
According to Tracie, this an homage to The Chronicles of Narnia--specifically an interpretation of what Narnia looks like from the description given in The Last Battle. It's colorful, it's creative, and a piece this size takes dedication.
Congrats, Alan and Tracie! You won--but only by a hair, because there was some stiff competition. You'll be receiving the following prizes:
- A LitReactor mug
- A free eBook from MysteriousPress.com
- A six month-membership to LitReactor's writing workshop
Thanks to everyone who shared their work with us. We were thrilled at the level of participation--and there were so many great tattoos on display, we might have to run this as an annual event...
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