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Year of the Snake Contest for December : )

Saturday, November 30, 2013 10:51 PM


The holiday season is upon us. Black Friday is behind us and Cyber Monday is just around the corner. F**k shopping. Let's write. This month, the word limit is again, no limit – as many or as few words as you would like to write.

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

Issue Number 76, INTERSECTING CIRCLES: The Voices of Hapa Women in Poetry and Prose

Issue Number 75, Spring 1999, New Moon

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 December 1 and December 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 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: I Don't Get It

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 809 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, December 31, 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 want to impress Santa so he leaves you what you want for Christmas.

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