Monday, July 19, 2010

Reminder: June 21st Post updated with Contest Rules:

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010

Summer Solstice Writing Contest

Happy First Day of Summer!  It's the longest day of the year...make the most of it.

To celebrate the Summer Solstice, BumbleChick Farm is launching our first contest.  To combine our love of literature and reading with our love of farming, it is going to be a writing contest.

Here are the rules.  Don't worry, there are only a few.  We are looking for a work of poetry or a short story or essay (not more than 2100 words).  There is one word we want you to think of when you are writing your piece and that is:


Be creative and have fun!

We will give you a thirty days to write and submit your work, that would be July 21st by midnight.  To be published on our blog on the first day of August (Lughnasadh--the Celtic MidSummer and the beginning of the Harvest Season).

Please submit your work to
Please do not use attachments...I will not open them.  Cut and paste your entire piece into the body of your e-mail.

I will have my husband open all submissions and forward them to me from his own account, so that each story or poem comes to me I won't be tempted to pick anything for any other reason than that it is the piece I like the best.  THIS IS NO LONGER TRUE.  I NOW HAVE IMPARTIAL JUDGES WHO RECEIVE THE SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT NAMES AND WILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISIONS.  I WON'T BE ANY PART OF THE DECISION MAKING--I KNOW TOO WELL SOME OF THE WRITING STYLES OF SOME OF THE SUMITTEES.  

Prize will be a gift bag from  The prize will be worth at least $15.00!  And mailed directly to your home!  

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