The 3rd Annual Epeolatry Contest; deadline is Sept. 16, 2013 at 5:47 a.m. (Pacific); details below and here:
Submission Guidelines 2013
Hooray, epeolatarians! We’re in our third year, I just had my second child this past April, and now I’m about to turn 35! What does that mean for you? The worst prizes ever to come out of a writing contest, most likely (have you ever tried to knit with a colicky baby?), but it means it’s another chance to flex your bulging, buxom, … wait. What’s the theme?
“Sexy, Not Sexy” or “This Isn’t Romance” or “I’m Not in Love”
Inspired by a list produced by the Calgary Association of the Romance Writers of America (CARWA?), you’re to take 15 words from their collection of the sexiest* words and write a 600 word short story.
The catch? It can’t be sexy. No romance, no erotica, no sensual situations. Yep. 15 steamy words, without the salacious story.
Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline, complete with any pseudonym and personal or professional link you wish to use. Please put 2013 EPEOLATRY SUBMISSION in the subject line.
*Please note, the judge quibbles over several of the words deemed sexiest, as some require context, and some, like jealousy, aren’t sexy at all.