Prompt 17 writing Contest

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Announcing Our 2010 'Prompt Jive' Writing Contest!

Whip out those Pilot G-2s and Mead notebooks, folks, 'cause it's that time of year again. Yes, indeed, the Bohemian's annual Jive writing contest is upon us. Here's your chance to get published in the paper by just using your imaginative brain and employing a keen handle on the English language.

sloans.jpgFor this year’s writing contest, we ask you, the creatively-minded writer, to siphon inspiration from one, several or all of the four objects below. Where did they come from? Why are they important? Why has someone held onto them for so long?

In your story, the item can be shipped, thrown, drowned, eaten, buried, cooked, uploaded, smuggled, smashed, or simply sitting on the mantle. We’ll be looking for creative ways the object is interwoven into your story, from the subtle to the overt.

Send us your 500-words-or-less piece of fiction to us at: javajive@bohemian.com.rope.jpg We’ll pick five of our favorites for publication in our Oct. 20 Fall Lit issue and throw a writers' party afterward at Cafe Azul in downtown Santa Rosa on Oct. 20 at 5:30pm. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 15, at 5pm.

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Q&A

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Im entering a writing contest and i want to do a suspense story and i need prompts read more?

I want to do a story that has a little like something to do with religion and suspense in like the 1700s help please i need prompts

The way you write, I'm afraid it would be pointless to enter a competition. You clearly haven't even mastered the basics yet.