Writing Contest - Something to wine about

Writing prompt:

Uncork your story.

Sitting on a balcony in Malibu or Cinque Terre over looking the Pacific or Mediterranean and suddenly realizing you were in love with the waiter/waitress? An epiphany liberated by libation? (As Leonard Cohen calls it “a visionary flood of alcohol”). Confessions given or heard in the dark corner of a wine bar? The most memorable toast you ever heard, maybe at your marriage or divorce? Stomping grapes in a vat in Italy? A Sonoma fire that destroyed the legacy of four generations of growers? A wine inspired comedy or the tragedy of dealing with alcoholism, either your own or someone else’s? An affair you had with a cooper who thought he had you over a barrel? Tramping through the vineyards where the grapes of wrath are stored?

Contest Aperçu

How to Submit

send as a word attachment to thorn@awordwithyoupress.cm


Publication, and 100 usd gift certificate to the vinotka of your choice.


  • Genre:
  • Max number of words: 1,000
  • Accepted formats: .doc, double-spaced
  • Deadline: Thursday April 2, 2020, midnight
  • Entry Fee: 10.00

*Pay Entrance Fee

*Optional for previous contestants.

Publishing Rights

By submitting your work, you are giving AWwYP the right to publish your work on this site and one-time rights in hard copy, after which all rights revert back to the author.

We reserve the right not to publish anything that is sent to us.