Writing Contest - The Drinking Fountain

Writing prompt:

Enter "The Drinking Fountain" in the search bar and review for context. Imagine you are an eight-year-old boy or girl and you walk into a diner or bus station with your dad. You see the sign. You ask your dad what it means. The conversation begins. Alternatively, you create an essay based on whatever thoughts this plaque conjures up within you or maybe your personal revelation on your own road trip to enlightenment. Prize is the plaque and $500.

Contest Aperçu

How to Submit

send as a word attachment to Thorn at thorn@awordwithyoupress.com entries must be received by midnight, March 7, 2018 Include The Drinking Fountain in the subject line


See the image above.  It's that + $500.


  • Genre: Biography, Essay, Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry
  • Max number of words: 500 words or Poetry of any length
  • Accepted formats: .doc, double-spaced
  • Deadline: Tuesday March 7, 2017, midnight
  • Entry Fee: by donation only. suggested $10 to $100 based on your circumstances

*Pay Entrance Fee

*Optional for previous contestants.

Publishing Rights

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