May 2022 Year of the Tiger Bamboo Shoots Writing Contest

Happy May to all of you.  May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.  This reminds me of something that we don’t emphasize enough here in the Bamboo Shoots realm.  We welcome writing in any language.  If you choose to add an English translation as well, that will help you reach a wider audience for your work, but it is not a requirement and is completely up to you.

Okay, for this month let’s continue the only requirement we’ve had recently, a minimum of 100 words.

Here are some prompt suggestions which you may ignore completely.  Feel free to write about anything you like, in any genre you like, including any hybrid you’d like to experiment with.

Asian Americans
Pacific Islanders
The Pacific
Fossil Fuels

Okay, choose your writing implement and go to it.  100 word minimum.  Any language.



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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