Category Archives: Past Contests: All Submissions

These are posts from our previous contests – relive the glorious moments of the Press’ illustrious past!

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 […]

Laura Girardeau invades the Towers!

Literati! Contest winner Laura Girardeau makes an impromptu stop at The Towers that are A Word with you Press to pick up her bouquet of thorns as part of her prize for winning A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story. In the future, we would like to have a photo of […]

A Poem that RHYMES! Last day of posting our entries

Good Morning, oh patient ones, from the towers in Moscow that are A Word with You Press. Today we conclude posting the entries into our contest: A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story. We do hope that you have enjoyed the ride, a bit haphazard though it has been.  We […]

Miryam Howard returns to the mission: entering our contest!

(The mission statement of A Word with You Press?  Putting Gravitas on a Lo-Carb Diet…or do you find that a little hard to swallow?) Literati! What contest sponsored by A Word with You Press would be complete without an entry from our favorite Miryam Howard? Miryam flew in just before midnight last Friday, leading a […]

Wish I didn’t know know what I didn’t know then: Tara Valentina enters our contest

(I am not quite sure that this is the KISS that Tara Valentina had in mind. If only I knew) Literati! The snow continues to fall here at the towers that are A Word with You Press in Moscow. I have given the maid the day off so I won’t be distracted from my tasks of […]

We are familiy! I’ve got all my siblings with ME! Tara Hoger enters our contest

Third Place Winnerin Dozen Roses Contest (Here, in a lighter moment, Derek, Gary, Diana and the-editor-in-chief express dismay that our Valentine’s Day contest is over, with but four or five entries remaining to be posted–or maybe this is the menage a Tara Hoger? Or maybe it’s the band Giselle Nu?)   Good Morning, Literati, from […]

Our Love celebration continues: Laura Girardeau and Lily

(Lily does not have to bend over backwards for her mother’s approval or love) Hello again from the Towers! How is it that as adults we complicate the simplicity of love? I personally don’t think anyone can define love; we can only list its characteristics. We anticipate joy to be in the presence of one […]

Late bloomers: final contestants make it under the byre!

(some late bloomers will leave you panting) Good Morning from the indestructible towers that are A Word with You Press! Over the next three days I will post the remaining entries into our contest: A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love Story.  Each entry has been required to embed the phrase […]

Is this knot what you meant? Stefanie Alison adds friction to her fiction

(tying stuff together with a rope prevents things from happening–that’s why its called a “not”. The English added the “K” for the same superfluous reason they aded a “u” in “humour”. It’s a tradition back from the days when Robin Hood tied up the rich in order to rob them in Knottingham Forrest) Our sweet […]

I’m so vain. I probly think this poem ‘s about me

(While an intern, Echo,  keeps abreast of latest contest entries, editor-in-chief gazes into the pool wondering “who IS that handsome devil?”  Oh!… Wait!…) Good afternoon from Sochi (as in so… she actually is still speaking to you?) Here is another entry into our contest —A Dozen Roses from a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love […]

Like mother, like son: The Katz in the cradle

Ahhhh!  Illuminating Literati! Frequent flyer to the towers that are A Word with You Press Kyle Katz has something in addition to her entries to offer us: her son, Judge. Judge is making his debut here at The Word with a poem for our contest  A Dozen Roses for a Single Thorn: A Valentine’s Day Love […]

I get the impression Michael Stang has entered our contest again

(Baroque:  When you’re out of Monet) Ahhh! My Louvre-loving Literati! From time to time (actually, almost always) the graphics that I use to amplify a story submitted are a bit of a stretch…In this instance, the stretch of a canvas over a frame.  But to me this makes perfect sense. Mike Stang is an impressionistic […]