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Second Anniversary: BAMBOO RIDGE Online Writing Contest

Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, June 30, 2012 10:09 AM



I can't believe it. The BR writing contest is two years old. To celebrate the terrible twos, we are going back to the 100 word entries : ) July will fly, so get those 100-word entries in!

To celebrate two years, we are also changing the type of triggers. Here are six titles from BR Issues #31/32 (THE BEST OF BR double issue) and 33:

From Issue Number 31/32:http://www.bambooridge.com/news.aspx?nid=373

"Crack Seed" by Kathy Phillips
"Pa-ke" by Herbert Chun
"Untitled" by Caroline Garrett

From Issue Number 33: http://www.bambooridge.com/news.aspx?nid=374

"Listening" by Kathleen Andrasick
"Miles Away" by Rodney Morales
"The Silence" by Mavis Hara

Use one of these titles to trigger your 100-word piece.


Rules:

1. You can submit one entry per month. All July entries must be posted on the Bamboo Shoots page of the BRP site between July 1 and July 31 at 2:00 p.m. HST.


2. Entries can be prose (including super short stories, nonfiction essays, or whatever you write), poetry, or playlets -- or any type of hybrid writing you dream up, and entries MUST be 100 words OR LESS.

Remember -- no joke -- if you want to do paragraph indentations to make it easier for the judges to read your piece : ), put the [sp5 ] tag -- no spaces -- in front of the line you want to indent five spaces.

And no joke plus, don't forget to click the "Year of the Dragon Contest" button for your entry.


3. Every entry must have a title -- even if your piece is titled "Untitled." : )


4. In the section below the title where it says:

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece:

You MUST -- REALLY NOT KIDDING -- include your word count.

Your entry should look like this:

Title: Untitled Pa-ke Listening to the Silence of Crack Seed Miles Away (preeetty good title, uh? : )

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 98 words

Body:

     How you like my title? (This is called meta- or self-reflexive or talking-about-what-I'm-writing-while-I'm-writing-it fiction : ) Kapu on dis one. Goin be da title of my own entry . . . blah blah blah . . . Was too salty for words.


5. Winners will be announced with all possible BR speed after 2:00 p.m. HST, July 31st, and they'll win Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore. WHOOHOO!!!


6. Don't forget that 29 entries from July 2010 through June 2011 were selected for publication in the upcoming landmark 100th issue of BAMBOO RIDGE. So you never know. Your piece might be published in a future issue of BAMBOO RIDGE : )

Good luck to you, and let's fricken write dose 100-word stuffs!



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