March 12, 2013 by Anne Tenino
What, you ask, is a DABWAHA (some people put a space between the A and B, and some don’t. I err on the side of caution and switch it up sometimes)? It stands for Dear Author Bitches, um . . . hang on I need to go check again, I forgot. Okay, here it is. Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hella Authors. Anywho, basically there are eight brackets that are sorted by genre—Frat Boy and Toppy is in the GLBT bracket—and somehow some voting takes place (in a way I’ve never really understood) and eventually it all gets winnowed away to just one book. It’s probably best if you go try to figure it out yourself, here: http://dabwaha.com/how-to-play-2/.
Apparently there are nominations still being accepted for the eighth book in each category, and nominations can be made here.
Now, it’s been my understanding that authors are allowed some underhanded methods to gather votes. I was going to ask all y’all for suggestions on how I can buy your vote, but lo and behold, there are actual rules for cheating. I’m pasting them in below:
We have been asked for a rules clarification. If you are a reader, you can do anything you want. If you are an author with a book in the tournament, we ask that any bribes offered for votes, nominations, and/or sacrifices to higher entities be those that are available to all of the readers. So an individual prize for a random reader in exchange for a vote would not be permissible but a video or a snippet or some other “thing” that can be shared by all the readers would be acceptable.
This means I can’t offer to crochet tiny penises (hey man, they take time) for everyone who pimps me in the voting or whatever, because I’d have to give them to all the voters, and that’s not happening—I need my fingertips whole and unbloodied for writing purposes. So, I’m accepting ideas for something I can “give” everyone. Ideas? Yeah, me neither.
Well, at any rate, voting begins on Sunday March 17, and I guess talking trash can begin any old time, but talking trash really isn’t my thing. I’m so much better at bribery.