Year of the Ram writing contest for February : )

What? I thought I said we always take February off. What? That’s wrong. We always take March off. So here’s one last chance to kick writing butt in the Year of the Ram. Yup. We’re going up. This month you can write

a haiku

or a piece that is exactly 100 words

or a piece that is exactly 600 words

Here are the themes to choose from:

Looking back on the Year of the Ram

Looking forward to the Year of the Monkey

Happy Chinese New Year



One dollar bill

February 29th

Leap Year

Valentine’s Day

I think that’s good for now. If I think of any clever themes, I’ll put them in. Write something, okay? Everyone has at least a 100 word story in them. If you want me to help you get yours out, email me at [email protected]. I promise you that between the two of us, your 100 word story will come to be : ) I shi–kid you not.


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  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.

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