Four long years ago Prairie Dog’s beloved Typo Wiener contest came to an abrupt and mysterious end. What happened? Who can say? Some speculate it was cancelled by an insecure editor who’d grown ashamed of having his abundant mistakes pointed out. Others theorize Prairie Dog just hasn’t had any typos in the last four years.
The truth — and what even is truth, anyway? — may never be known. But it doesn’t matter because Prairie Dog has joined forces with upstart Regina publishing house Radiant Press to bring the Wiener back!
Here’s the scoop: one lucky person who finds a typo in this issue (assuming there are any) will win an awesome Typo Wiener T-shirt! They’ll also get an equally awesome new book from Radiant Press, which has four titles coming out this fall — including Angela Long’s playful and provocative travelogue Every Day We Disappear and Kay Parley’s Prairie fairy tale The Grass People.
(You can learn more and even buy books at radiantpress.ca!)
But it’s been awhile. Let’s have a refresher on how this thing works!
Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to firstname.lastname@example.org (write TYPO in the subject field). Please include the page it was on and the article and sentence it was in.
Typos include misspelled words (including names), garbled grammar and general gibberish. Factual errors don’t count but formatting mistakes do.
To be eligible, typos must be in editorial content such as articles, listings and headlines. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, Oct. 30 at noon. The “wiener” (who will be notified by e-mail) must be available to come to our office on the Scarth Street pedestrian mall Friday, Nov. 2 to collect their prize and pose for a picture.
There you go, wieners! Spot those typos! Good luck!