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I know someone named April Showers -- but this is not why The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest flowers on into May : )

Posted by BAMBOO BUCKAROO
Friday, May 04, 2012 8:40 AM


Welcome to the May edition of The Great BR Year of the Dragon Contest:

Here are the two trigger pieces for May:

From Issue Number 27, an excerpt from "The Night of the Kepalo," by Michael R. Sakamoto.

From Issue Number 28, an excerpt from "Nou O Makana," by Frederick B. Wichman.

Unlike The Great BR Fishing & Wishing 100 - 100 Contest, there are no theme choices, and there is no upper or lower word limit. After reading the pieces, YOU decide on your writing theme, and YOU decide whether you want your piece to be 15 words, 150 words, 1500 words -- well, you get it, right?

For anyone who may have trouble choosing a writing theme, I'd suggest possibilities such as "myths," "chicken skin," or "night fishing."

Da Rulz an Stuffs:


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


2. Entries can be prose (including short stories, nonfiction essays, or whatever you come up with), poetry, or plays -- or any type of hybrid writing you dream up : )

Remember 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 don't forget to click the "Year of the Dragon Contest" button for your entry.


3. Every entry must have a title.


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 Year of the Dragon Entry to help the judges distinguish between contest entries and all other entries.

Your entry should look like this:

Title: Menehune Magic

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: Year of the Dragon Contest

Body:

      Well, he was very short, and he seemed different . . . blah blah blah . . . And that was no simple trick.


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


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 write!

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