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Year of the Snake Contest for June : )

Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Saturday, June 01, 2013 7:31 AM

June is busting out all over, and so is our ongoing writing contest. This month, the limit is back to 500 words.

The triggers for this month are lines taken from the following two texts. Find them here:

Issue Number 60, Winter 1994, New Moon

Issue Number 61/62, BANANAHEART & OTHER STORIES, by Marie Hara

Use one of the prompts to trigger your piece AND if you use one of the lines in your piece, your mojo is strong : )


1. You can submit one entry per month. All entries must be posted on the Bamboo Shoots page of the BRP site between June 1 and June 30 at 2:00 p.m. HST.

2. Entries can be prose (including short stories, nonfiction essay-lets, or whatever you write), poetry, or playlets -- or any type of hybrid writing you dream up.

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 Snake Contest" button for your entry.

3. Every entry must have a title, and the title does NOT count against the word total.

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: My Big Problem

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 478 words


      If you start by talking back to a police officer . . . blah blah blah . . . Next stop: Road Abrasions.

5. Winners will be announced with all possible BR speed after 2:00 p.m. HST, June 30th, and they'll win Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore. WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!

6. Don't forget that 29 entries from July 2010 through June 2011 were selected for publication in the 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 write like you got a major problem if you don't enter the contest: )


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