In a few days, our intrepid ekphrastic writers will be writing fourteen drafts of poetry or fiction. The second annual ekphrastic marathon is in celebration of The Ekphrastic Review's eighth birthday. Every participating writer will work independently from wherever they are that day, connecting in a private Facebook group where they can share their drafts, engage with other writers, comment on the process, support each other, and look through an array of artworks and prompt ideas.
It's all about devoting a day to ekphrasis and letting your imagination run wild. The thrill is in the surprise. None of us have any idea what we'll write, or how we'll come up with a draft in just 30 minutes.
After the marathon, you can revisit your drafts and polish and develop them. You can submit up to five poems or stories before July 31. Selected works will be featured in a marathon showcase, published on The Ekphrastic Review.
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.
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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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