Saturday, December 02, 2006
Found Magazine Contest
We're teaming up with Found Magazine's James Molenda for a writing contest exclusive to MFA BLOG readers. But sure to get your submission in by Thursday, December 14th. Letter from James below...
Hello, MFAists! Or should that be MFAers? You can probably tell that we at FOUND didn't quite make it to any MFA programs (not including Davy, though - he's actually a bonafide writer); instead, we've been content to build a project around the notes, photos, and illustrations that get lost, tossed, or forgotten. But we've always had a lot of respect for writers, poets, essayists, and all of the other creative sorts that MFA programs guide. So, after some cross-coastal talks with Mr. MFA Handbook, Tom Kealey, he and I decided that we would throw a little contest. We provide a found prompt, and you write a story, poem, or essay inspired by the find. A poet buddy of ours told us that this was an exercise in the ekphrastic arts - we'll take his word for it. The winner will get a free FOUND Book II from us and a copy of Tom's MFA Handbook. Plus, we'll post the winning entry on our website - so make your entry a good one! We'll let Tom fill in the rest of the details. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
So, here are the rules:
+ Maximum essay / short story length is 2,000 words
+ No maximum length for poetry (if any of you want to write an epic poem about this find, we will NOT stop you)
+ Send entries to MFAHandbookFOUNDContest@gmail.com
+ Entries must be received before Thursday, December 14th, 2006
+ We’ll announce the winner Friday, December 15th, 2006
+ We’ll post the winning entry on the FOUND website!
OK, and here’s the find:
Bug and Tent
FOUND by Elaine in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“The Volkswagen has ‘NL’ on the back (The Netherlands) and there seems to be someone running into the tent to avoid being pictured?”