September Year of the Ram Writing Contest : )

Going grocery shopping in September? If you have a Maikaʻi Card, you can make a donation to Bamboo Ridge Press (#77156) at any Foodland or Sack n’ Save for the Give Aloha promotion.

BR Issue #106 is here and we’re celebrating with our Annual Wine & Words Fundraiser. But this year is a little different! To help us raise money, several Issue #106 authors and others will be donating handmade items such as paintings, jewelry and other art, to be raffled off individually. Here’s a fun and interactive way to take home one-of-a-kind artifacts by some of your favorite writers and artists. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for a sneak peek, coming soon, at the goodies up for grabs.

The event is Sept. 22 at Manoa Valley Theatre, 6:30 pupu reception and art raffle, 7:30 reading.

In honor of both events, this month’s contest has four triggers. The theme choices are:





Again, you can either write 100 words exactly, or you can write a good old haiku. See you all at Wine and Words : )


By participating in the Bamboo Shoots community, you agree to the following rules:
  1. We reserve the right to remove content that promotes hate or gratuitous violence. Be respectful and courteous to others.
  2. All contest challenge entries must be submitted by the designated
  3. Enter as many times as you like using a trigger/prompt (this page).
  4. Contest Challenge 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.
  5. Every entry must have a title -- unless you choose to enter a haiku, in which case you can simply enter the word haiku in the title section.
  6. All content/entries should be original work. You retain ownership of your entries; however, we may ask to use them elsewhere on the site or on social media to help promote Bamboo Ridge and/or the Bamboo Shoots online writing community.
  7. Winners will be announced with all possible speed after the end of each month. Winners receive 10 Bamboo Bucks credit to spend in the BRP online bookstore. Bamboo Bucks have no monetary value outside of the online store.
  8. Entries may also be selected for publication in the regular Bamboo Ridge Journal. If your piece is chosen, the editors will contact you via the email address on file.
  9. Please note that you need not enter the contest challenge in order to post on Bamboo Shoots. You may post other writing if you choose. We welcome that here:  Click this link to go to Shoot da Breeze.

This prompt is closed for submissions.

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