Year of the Snake Contest for July : )

July, she will fly : ) The Great BR Writing Contest is 3 years old this month. This month, the word limit is . . . uh . . . unlimited : ) That’s right, as many words as you want, but remember to put in your word count.

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

Issue Number 63/64, Summer and Fall 1994, Full Moon, Last Quarter

Issue Number 65/66, TSUNAMI YEARS, by Juliet S. Kono

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


Contest Rules


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

2. Entries can be prose (including short stories, nonfiction essay-lets, or whatever you write), poetry, or playlets -- 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            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: Not Knowing

A blurb about your piece or a good quote from your piece: 878 words


Like Art Garfunkel, I think about you every now and then . . . blah blah blah . . . Nostalgia make me ill.

5. Winners will be announced with all possible BR speed after 2:00 p.m. HST, July 31st, 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 it'll be way too quiet if you don't enter the contest : )

This prompt is closed for submissions.

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