Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 1, 2010

Wild Words Writing Contest

Wild Words, an open genre, open form prose competition. Open genre means that fiction in all forms (literary, horror, children’s, etc.) and non-fiction (memoir, essays, creative non-fiction, etc.) will compete head to head and word for word. Open form gives writers full license to experiment.

Send readers on a Wild ride using up to 1200 words
Back to nature in the Wild
Invent a character with Wild ideas
Be a “Wild and Crazy” writer
Minnesota Wild hockey team
Baby, it’s Wild out there

So send us your very best Wild Words by the November 30, 2010 deadline
Please…no poetry. We love poetry but it is still not prose.

Three-tier blind judging

• $750 first place

• $500 second place

• $250 third place

• Selected honourable mentions, plus first,
second and third prize winners, to be published
in the anthology Wild Words and receive $25
PLUS contributor’s copy

• All entries will receive feedback from
the first-tier judges!

Email entries as attachments to

Winners announced March 2011.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Interesting Comp.!


  2. Hi Cathy, I was over at David’s blog and decided to pop in here.. Interesting competition, I’m not sure I fully get the rules otherwise I’d love to try out.


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