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Year of the Horse writing contest begins : )

Posted by BAMBOO BUCKAROO
Friday, February 28, 2014 4:45 PM


As in the past few months, this month there is no word limit for your entries. HOWEVER, we are also looking for haiku entries, if you are so inclined : )

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

BAMBOO RIDGE Number 80, PELE MA: Legends of Pele from Kauai, by Frederick B. Wichman

From BAMBOO RIDGE Number 81, Spring 2002, New Moon

You'll notice that there is a bonus triggers: Year of the Horse and Chinese New Year.

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

Rules:

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


2. Entries can be prose (including short stories, nonfiction essays, or whatever you write), poetry, or plays -- 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 Horse Contest" button for your entry.


3. Every entry must have a title -- unless you choose to enter a haiku, in which case you should simply enter the word haiku in the title section -- unless you do 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: I Don't Get It / or just Haiku

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 20 words

Body:

      He got out of his car, came to my window, asked me to roll it down -- which I foolishly did -- and punched me in the face. . . . blah blah blah . . . Compared to me he was pretty bloody by the time we finished fighting for no reason I could figure out.


5. Winners will be announced with all possible BR speed after 2:00 p.m. HST, March 31, and they'll win Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore. WOOOOOHOOOOO!!! And may you'll be published in a future issue of Bamboo Ridge : )


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 want the new year to be your year : )

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