Lucky 8: an Ekphrastic Marathon
Try something intense and unusual- an ekphrastic marathon, celebrating eight years of The Ekphrastic Review
Join us on Sunday, July 16, 2022 for our second annual ekphrastic marathon.
This is an all day creative writing event that we do independently, together.
Take the plunge and see what happens!
Write to fourteen different prompts, poetry or flash fiction, in thirty minute drafts. There will be a wide variety of visual art prompts posted at the start of the marathon. You will choose a new one every 30 minutes and try writing a draft, just to see what you can create when pushed outside of your comfort zone.
We will gather in a specially created Facebook page for prompts, to chat with each other, and support each other.
Time zone or date conflicts? No problem. Page will stay open afterwards. Participate when you can, before the deadline for submission. The honour system is in effect- thirty minute drafts per prompt, fourteen prompts. Participants can do the eight hour marathon in one or two sessions at another time and date within the deadline for submissions (July 31, 2023).
Polish and edit your best pieces later, then submit five for possible publication on the Ekphrastic site.
One poem and one flash will win $100 each.
Last year this event was a smashing success with hundreds of poems and stories written. Let's smash last year out of the park and do it even better this year!
Marathon: Sunday July 16, from 10 am to 6 pm EST (including breaks)
(For those who can’t make it during those times, any hours that work for you are fine. For those who can’t join us on July 16, catch up at a better time for you in one or two sessions only, as outlined above.)
Story and poetry deadline: July 31, 2023
Up to five works of poetry or flash fiction or a mix, works started during marathon and polished later. 500 words max, per piece. Please include a brief bio, 75 words or less
Participation is $20 CAD (approx. 15 USD). Thank you very much for your support of the operations, maintenance, and promotion of The Ekphrastic Review, and the prizes to winning authors.
Selections for showcase and winning entries announced sometime in September.
Sign up below!
Lucky 8 Ekphrastic Marathon
An all day ekphrastic marathon on Sunday July 16, 2023, celebrating eight years of The Ekphrastic Review. Eight hours, fourteen drafts. Polish drafts later and submit your five favourites! Poetry and flash fiction.
Marathon will be held in a private Facebook group with multiple prompts to choose from, one every thirty minutes.
If date or time zone don't work for you, we have alternative participation options!
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