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Grove Music’s 2023 spoof article contest - winner!

Grove Music’s 2023 spoof article contest is now open!

I am pleased to announce the semi-annual Grove Music Online spoof article contest is now open for 2023!

Spoof articles have had a long history within Grove MusicGrove’s particular style and format have long inspired parodies of all kinds. Last year, David W. Barber won with a spoof on “Bach, Ludwig Odense Lämmerhirt,” and Robert Stein was commended for a spoof entry on “La Sorella della Principessa di Malta.”

This year’s winner will receive a one-year subscription to Grove Music Online and $100 in OUP books. 

Submission guidelines:

  • Entries should be no longer than 300 words.
  • Entries will be judged by Grove Music’s Editor in Chief Deane Root, Acquisitions Editor Scott Gleason, and a guest to be named later.
  • Judges will consider the following criteria:
    1. Does the article adhere to Grove style?
    2. Is it entertaining?
    3. Could it pass for a genuine Grove article?
  • Send submissions by email to [email protected] as follows.
    1. Subject should read “Grove Music fake article contest-[title]”.
    2. In the body of the email, include the title of the article and your full name and contact information (street address, email, phone).
    3. Include the entry in an attached document. Do not include your name. This is to facilitate blind judging.
    4. You may send as many as three articles, but please send each submission separately. No more than three entries will be accepted from a single author.

All submissions must be received by 23:59 EST on 28 February 2023. Manuscripts received after that time will not be considered.

  • The winning article(s) will be announced on 1 April 2023 on the OUPblog.
  • The winner will receive USD100 in OUP books, a year’s personal subscription to Grove Music Online, and bragging rights. There is no cash alternative, and the prize is not transferable.
  • We reserve the right not to award a prize if we feel the submissions do not meet our criteria.

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