The biweekly ekphrastic writing prompts have a new home on site- their very own menu tab.
Today's painting is by Maria Martinetti.
Find today's prompt and the instructions by clicking here.
Look above to the menu items (if you are on a mobile, there will be a feature icon with a few bars to indicate the menu.) You can see a tab called "Ekphrastic Writing Challenges" and that is where you will be able to easily find the most recent challenge. We hope this clears up the difficulty some of you have had keeping track or find the new challenge.
A new challenge goes up every two weeks. In the past year, there have also been bonus challenges from special, themed prompt books to expand your ekphrastic writing practice. We had our first cash prize contest over Christmas and another one is coming soon, so stay tuned to the new tab above.
Please read the rules and instructions over again, as some minor things have changed, or to refresh your memory. The most important change for you to be aware of is that we will only be sending notices out to accepted entries during each challenge period. This is not meant to be impersonal or cavalier- we appreciate every single entry. We have simply had to examine where we can save time and better invest the time in maintaining and promoting The Ekphrastic Review. The challenges take a lot of work to set up and mean a regular avalanche of submissions on top of our general submissions.
If you do not receive a response, don't despair or take it personally. It is extremely difficult to make a selection. We strive to find a balance between sharing new voices and supporting our regular contributors- some writers participate in nearly every challenge! We also look for a variety of perspectives on a work of art, and a range of ideas and approaches in the writing itself. J
The most important thing is the magic between you, your pen, and the artwork. The rest is gravy.
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