November Writing Contest


Cash Prizes Awarded: $100, $50, $50

In response to the pictures or the written quotes below, send in your poem, story or opinion piece and we will publish your submissions.

Guidelines:

City on a rock

City on a rock

 

Colorful Toilets Chiot 2012

Colorful Toilets – Chiot 2012

 

From the Back Window – 291 - Alfred Stieglitz 1915

From the Back Window – 291 – Alfred Stieglitz 1915

 

 
 
Reading at a Table - Pablo Picasso 1934

Reading at a Table – Pablo Picasso 1934

Dock Worker - Brendan O Se 2017

Dock Worker – Brendan O Se 2017

 

painting by Joan Miro titled Woman and birds at sunrise

Femme et oiseaux au lever du soleil. Woman and birds at sunrise. Joan Miró

 

Tonmoy Adhikary, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Tonmoy Adhikary, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

 

Gala Éluard - Max Ernst 1924

Gala Éluard – Max Ernst 1924

 

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri - George Caleb Bingham 1845

Fur Traders Descending the Missouri – George Caleb Bingham 1845

 

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

― Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

― Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.

― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

I was told love should be unconditional. That’s the rule, everyone says so. But if love has no boundaries, no limits, no conditions, why should anyone try to do the right thing ever? If I know I am loved no matter what, where is the challenge?

― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

You only have to forgive once. To resent, you have to do it all day, every day.

― M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans