It’s the weekend, so the moonshine grid is open
If you’re looking for good news to start off your weekend, there’s still time to sign up for our super challenge! A six week, three-round competition that will help you stretch your muscles as a writer and storyteller, participants will receive detailed feedback on their entries. The winners? Cash prizes await them. The more people who enter, the bigger the prizes – so invite your friends!
For our first super challenge, we’re calling for nonfiction entries of up to 1,000 words.1 Want more details? Pop on over to the page with all the answers.
I’ve spent the last six days on two separate mountains, and I’m not sure which I love more.
Voting for our two challenges is now open
You love it, you love it not?
We don’t want to base our voting on daisy petals though. Ignore the daisy and vote for your three favorite stories on the nonfiction grid and your absolutely totally bonkers-berserk favorite on the fiction|poetry grid!
I spent the weekend packing up boxes of books and watching my husband, with the help of a neighbor, move my piano out of the house into the garage for at least the next ten months. The spot the piano once occupied looks naked and sad, all white wall. “Look at all this room!” my husband exclaimed when he came back into the house, and tears ruptured my eyes. I’d been trying to hold it together all day.
Who do you want to be?
When I was six, I would take our Little Pictures of Japan: My Travelship book from the shelf and copy the haiku onto big lined kindergarten paper. I was practicing my handwriting but I also absorbed a love for words. I think I knew then that I wanted to be a writer.
Near miss on a cluster-whoops
So there I was, in bed with a book, exhausted. My phone buzzed with a message from fellow editor Arden letting me know my kickoff post was all proofed and ready to go… so I just need to write my intro. So here I am, writing an intro with virtually nothing to say. Sorry about that. It’s been a nutty week. You know why, right?