Writing Contest - The Last Train: our new contest is at the station

Writing prompt:

You have 500 words in which to tell us your most poignant train story, real or imagined, though nothing extraineous. A tearful parting? A tearful reunion? A great escape? A decisive migration? One foot on the platform, the other on the train? Going back to New Orleans to wear that ball and chain? Going home? Leaving home?

Trains are metaphors for pivotal events in our lives. Tell us about yours.


Contest Aperçu

How to Submit

Please pay the entrance fee of $7 for each submission using the 'Pay Now' button and than send your submissions as an attachment to thorn@awordwithyoupress.com Limit three entries per contestant. The Satikushes will do a careful review and notify you when we post your entry, and tell you your new identity; each entrant will be given a pseudonym before they board so they can write with train-wreckless abandon.

Winners will be announced and prizes shipped within two weeks after the contest ends.

Those who have entered our contests prior to January 2015 are not obligated to pay the fee, but we need you to donate what you can with each entry. We appreciate those who in the past have actually donated more than the entry fee. It keeps us up and running and fills the fridge.


Editor-in-chief, pictured here composing his own winning entry to the contest, will mount the trophy on a hardwood base, with the winner's name engraved on the plague--oops!--PLAQUE! (Disclaimer: his Moiness may enter given a Penn (station) name, but will not be the judge of the contest.)

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*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.