Writing Contest - At Last! A new contest, Lost Love

Writing prompt:

I have not forgotten any of you. It is as if my wrists were bound behind my back. I could not grasp the freedom of the keyboard. I am released by a single glass of blueberry wine, the visionary flood of alcohol to which Leonard Cohen refers.

Here is your prompt: Lost Love

Recall your first love. Write about an encounter, years on, with the one for whom you once would have walked through the fires of Hell. 500 words or less. Inspire or pull the lever to the gallows door.

Contest Aperçu

How to Submit

email to thorn@awordwithyoupress.com. Times New Roman 12 point. Double spaced. No docx. word doc. only.


The winner will win a Kindle or Nook device.  You do like to read, don't you?  A trophy also, yet to be located in a starving pawnshop. A one-of-a-kind, to be sure.


  • Genre:
  • Max number of words: 500 words
  • Accepted formats: .doc, double-spaced
  • Deadline: Tuesday March 15, 2016, midnight
  • Entry Fee: 10 bucks. 7 to those who have entered previous contests.

*Pay Entrance Fee

*Optional for previous contestants.

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