Lucky 7: an Ekphrastic Marathon
Try something intense and unusual- an ekphrastic marathon, celebrating seven years of The Ekphrastic Review
Join us on July 17, 2022 for our craziest challenge yet!
It’s an ekphrastic marathon! With amazing guest judges, Meg Pokrass for flash, and Brent Terry for poetry.
Write to fourteen different prompts, poetry or flash fiction, in thirty minute drafts.
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 for one week. Participate when you can. The honour system is in effect- thirty minute drafts per prompt, fourteen prompts. Participants can do the seven hour marathon or two sessions of 3.5 hours.
Polish and edit your best pieces later, then submit five to our Lucky 7 e-chapbook.
One poem and one flash will win $100 each.
Thank you to our flash judge Meg Pokrass for the marathon technique.
Marathon: July 17, 2022 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 17, catch up within one week.)
Story and poetry deadline: July 31, 2022
Up to five works of poetry or flash fiction or a mix, works started during marathon and polished later. 500 words max- include a brief bio, 75 words or less
Chapbook e-anthology selections and winning entries announced sometime in September.
We are delighted to have guest judges Meg Pokrass and Brent Terry.
Meg Pokrass is the queen of microfiction, with nearly (or over?) a thousand journal credits. Her flash is widely anthologized in both small press publications and Norton’s. She is the founder of the Best Microfiction Anthology series and the New Flash Fiction Review. She has been a guest judge for many flash contests, at Mslexia and Fractured Lit. Meg is also well known for her microfiction workshops and creativity prompts. She is the author of The House of Grana Padano (with Jeff Friedman), The Loss Detectors, Spinning to Mars, and many more.
Brent Terry is an award-winning writer and a runner who teaches at Easter Connecticut State University. He won the Connecticut Poetry Prize and was nominated for the PEN Faulkner Award for fiction. He is the author of The Body Electric, Troubadour Logic, and 21st Century Autoimmune Blues, among others. He is an accomplished Spoken Word artist. He loves Dr. Pepper.
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