Category Archives: Past Contests: Announcements

Collected in one list for your easy reference are all the past contest announcements without the entries themselves. These include winners, rules, and special comments from the editor.

Winners! A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn

Literati?  What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet; a Thorn, is still a prick! Our contest A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story has come to an end. A rocky road getting through this one, but the same can be said of the […]

It’s February 28th!

(Cupid takes aim at Arizona.  You might call it a mercy bow-coup) The adjusted date for Valentine’s Day that takes Leap Year interference into account! Today is the final day to submit your entry into A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story. About a half a dozen long-stemmed procrastinators have […]

The Lion, the Witch, and Wardr…oh?

(Knock knock: Who’s there?   NARNIA   Narnia Who?   Narnia appreciate my humour, witch baffles me)   Good morning from your favorite towers, the ones standing tall in Moscow, home of the winter ohlimpics! Home also to our contest A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story. Your days are running few to […]

Love is a many-gendered thing…Happy Valentine’s Day

(here the editor-in-chief, seated right, gives a writing assignment to Ernest Hemingway as the staff looks on with approval) Good Morning Literati from the snow-covered towers that are A Word with You Press in Moscow. Valentine’s Day is a tent in the field in which the generals of the culture wars lay down their insanity […]

I guess you’re wondering why I didn’t call…

(the staff at A Word with You Press goes boldly where no gland has gone before) Oh, Literati! Here, at the snow-covered towers that are A Word with You Press, life and love begin anew! Not only will our contest survive, but much to my own delight and amusement, so will I! “Broke in pieces […]

Waiting for the doe…editor-in-chief is stoned

Or was that Godot?  Or Quinn the Eskimo?  Can’t recall. My Beloved Literati. Weekends are the times I get caught up on posting stories, but a funny thing happened on the way to the thornum: Kidney stones. This hurts more than trying to edit a Gary Clark Granny story that usually splits my sides.  Let […]

Some might call it puppy love. Newt Perry enters the playground

Here Kodi can be seen delivering thorns to welcome a new writer into our mist-oops!-midst! Literati! I have to sneak in this announcement before I introduce you all to newbie Newton Perry who has entered our contest: A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story. With your help, we have sent […]

Roses and Chocolates and Thorns-Oh My! Our first contest of 2014

NEWS FLASH: CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 28TH. BAIL WAS POSTED AND THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF (MOI) CAN SIT AT THE HELM ONCE AGAIN. Announcing our first contest for 2014 A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story Write a story about love–requited or not–400 to 500 words. Jerry Rubin once wrote that […]

OOPS! The cat out of the bag!

(SatiKush Hemmingcat, mascot at the towers that are A Word with You Press, is sack ro sanct around here) Literati!  I just posted a new home page scheduled for January 15th, but the gremlins that patrol cyberspace put it on line prematurely.  Does that make you happy?  Premature ejubilation! Rather than take it down, I guess […]

And the winner is…

Go Ahead!  Scroll down to the bottom. You know you want to. But then come back to join me, won’t you? First, let me get my angries out of the way. Someone anonymous left a comment after Tuesday’s announcement that implored those who had not voted to participate, and the comment was “yawn”.  I invite whoever […]

No, I would not give you false hope …

neck and neck race

… on this strange and date-corrected day, but the winner and prize announcement are only a day away. Yes o, Literati, it’s neck and neck, so we need your votes now. Today is Tuesday, Wednesday 17, and the voting closes tomorrow, Wednesday, the 18th at noon. (Never mind what I mistyped in an earlier post. […]

Important Changes to Peggy Dobbs Contest Judging

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Dearest All, On behalf of Thorn and in consideration of our recent technical difficulties on the Web site, I’d like to let you all know about a few changes. First, with regard to the Peggy Dobbs Contest, judging will be done by vote, which you may have seen in comments and in email. However, since […]