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Announcing da Rules for: The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest for March 2011

Published by BAMBOO BUCKAROO | Sunday, February 20, 2011 7:11 AM

Entries will be accepted from March 1st through 2:00 p.m.(HST) March 31st

Yeeeeehah! It's time to start The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest to begin : )

Rules for The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest:

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

2. The entries -- prose, poetry, or hey! even plays -- must be between 100 WORDS minimum and 100 LINES maximum. Sound familiar? It's a cross between the 100-word short-short story contest and the 100-line submission maximum for the upcoming 100th issue of BAMBOO RIDGE.

If you plan to approach the 100 line maximum, please draft your work following the original submission guidelines: double-spaced with 1” margins, using 12 pt. Times Roman.

3. Every entry must have a title, and that title does NOT count against either the word total or the line 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 include your word count. For example:

Title: Why I Live at Black Point in the Winter

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 832 words

Body: After I made my first million, which was way too easy, blah blah blah . . . blah blah blah. So that's why now I can only afford to live at Black Point for three months a year.

5. There are TWO writing themes to choose from, inspired by pieces from the first two issues of BAMBOO RIDGE way back in the 1970s when Eric and Darrell were child prodigies:

Theme Number 1: Nowadays Not Like Before
Theme Number 2: A Letter to ____________

Pick one theme -- or both if you'd like that challenge -- and write your entry accordingly.

6. Winners will be announced shortly after 2:00 p.m. HST on March 31st and will win Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore.

7. Winners may or may not be published in a future issue of BAMBOO RIDGE : )

So there you have the ten rules -- oh, sorry, it's only seven rules -- of the first Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest

Note: For further creative inspiration, if you'd like to read the two pieces used for the theme choices, you can find them here:

Nowadays Not Like Before, by Tony Lee

A Letter to Hisae, by Toshi


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Carrie Takahata - Saturday, February 26, 2011 10:14 PM.


Question for you: are we only allowed to submit one entry per theme? Or can we submit as many entries as we can imagine up?

(I love a challenge!)