Fri, Mar 19 | The Ides of March Drabble-Writing Contest

The "Ides of March" Drabble-Writing Contest

Announcing the “Ides of March” Drabble Writing Contest …a literary exploration into the theme of “settling debts” Deadline Friday, March, 19, 12PM EST Winner to be announced during a group FB Live event Monday, March 22, 12PM EST

Time & Location

Mar 19, 12:00 PM
The Ides of March Drabble-Writing Contest

About the Event

The “Ides of March” Drabble-Writing Contest...a literary exploration into the theme of “settling debts”

Deadline Friday, March, 19, 12PM EST

Winner to be announced during a group FB Live event Monday, March 22, 12PM EST

Best known as the date on which Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC and famously dramatized in William Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, the Ides of March was notable to the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. Let’s explore it with one the most powerful literary art forms today…The Drabble

Have a story about settling debts?

Tell us in DRABBLE form and win a chance at great prizes!

Definition:

A Drabble is a short work of fiction of precisely 100 words in length: a form of microfiction.

The purpose of the Drabble is brevity, testing the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space.

Contest Guidelines:

· Exactly100 words, no more, no less (not including the title)

· Every drabble submission must include a relevant title

· Content must be related to this definition of settling debt: The act of bringing wholeness or completion to something owed—an obligation—such as money, goods, time, or services.

· Must be submitted to: info@arleneduanehemingway.comby 12PM EST February 12, 2021

· Only one entry per author will be considered; you may submit other drabbles, but please specify which drabble you would like to enter into the contest.

Tips:

· Hyphenated words count as a single word. We use OneLook Dictionary (https://www.onelook.com/) to check for the most up-to-date spellings of hyphenated words.

· Consider using www.Grammarly.comto check submissions for syntax and spelling.

· Consider using the word count feature in your processing software to double check word count (We have received submissions that don’t match the 100-word requirement!)

· Preference will be given to prose-style drabbles rather than poetry-style drabbles.

Wouldn’t it be FUN if all of our debts could be settled through story?

Contest Prizes

FIRST PRIZE:

· signed copy of A Twist of Lemon*

· 30-minute 1-2-1 session with the team to go over your drabble

· $25 gift card from Sassafras on Sutton Book Store in Black Mountain, NC

· Drabble published on https://www.arleneduanehemingway.com/ website and social media.

SECOND PRIZE:

· signed copy of A Twist of Lemon*

· 15-minute 1-2-1 session with the team to go over your Drabble

· Drabble published on https://www.arleneduanehemingway.com/ website and social media.

THIRD PRIZE:

· signed copy of A Twist of Lemon*

· Drabble published on https://www.arleneduanehemingway.com/ website and social media.

*Only one copy per winner in a one-year period.

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