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 Music. Grove’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.
- 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:
- Does the article adhere to Grove style?
- Is it entertaining?
- Could it pass for a genuine Grove article?
- Send submissions by email to [email protected] as follows.
- Subject should read “Grove Music fake article contest-[title]”.
- In the body of the email, include the title of the article and your full name and contact information (street address, email, phone).
- Include the entry in an attached document. Do not include your name. This is to facilitate blind judging.
- 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.