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Details on EMW Writing Contest

Posted by on February 27, 2012

Last week, we gave you an idea of what we were planning on.  Today, I’m going to give you the definite plan.

The reason we’re doing a Twitter creative works contest is that it’s something different.  And it’s an intellectual challenge.  You have exactly 140 characters. which includes spaces, punctuation, and numbers, to write a short story, poem, piece of non-fiction, or drama.  (If you can do the later, I just may hunt you down in order to give you a cookie).

Submissions limited to one piece

Send them to

Every work will be published on the EMW while the top 3 will be published on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well

Deadline: Tuesday, March 27

Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 3

Submissions will be accepted from any current Western Kentucky University student; both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged

Titles are not required, but if you feel your work wants one, it will count when we add up the characters of your Twitter short

If you decide to submit a poem, you should denote line breaks with slash marks

I like cheese/it is good food/except when it stinks

This poem is 54 characters, if I counted right, to give you an idea of what you’re working with

Do not use my cheese poem please and thank you

Feel free to ignore the conventional rules of grammar and punctuation.  U won’t be penalized if u write w/ text or note taking language as long as we can understand u.  If we can’t interpret your creative work, we will contact you for clarification.

Within reason, anything goes.  “Within reason” meaning that we won’t publish something inappropriate on the EMW. Yes, “appropriate” is a loose term defined by those using it; in this case it will be defined by the EMW’s standards.

You have roughly a month to submit, so during this time we will be sharing samples of Twitter shorts.  Good luck and happy writing!

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