Monthly Contests Coming

By on Apr 12, 2010 in Contests

Starting in May, Wild Violet will be offering monthly short-form writing contests (500 words for fiction, 20 lines for poetry). Once a month, I’ll post a topic, and people can post a link to their content, which can appear on either a personal site or any blog. We will ask that contest entries not be posted directly into the comments.

Each month, a panel will narrow the entries down to 10 top entries, and I’ll create a poll, allowing people to vote. The monthly winner will receive some Wild Violet merchandise  (such as a bumper sticker, button or post cards). At the end of the year, we’ll have a face-off for the monthly winners, and the winner will claim a bigger prize (to be announced later).

The winners of each monthly post will be viewable on Wild Violet in a category called “Winners,” which we will be adding after the first winners are selected.

Watch this space for the first topic to be announced in May!


Alyce Wilson is the editor of Wild Violet and in her copious spare time writes humor, non-fiction, fiction and poetry and infrequently keeps an online journal. Her first chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs; her e-book/pamphlet, Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags ; her book of essays and columns, The Art of Life; her humorous nonfiction ebook, Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life, and her newest poetry collection, Owning the Ghosts, can all be ordered from her Web site, In late 2019, she published a volume of poetry by her third great-grandfather, Reading's Physician Poet: Poems by Dr. James Meredith Mathews, which also contains genealogical information about the Mathews family. She lives with her husband and son in the Philadelphia area and takes far too many photos of her handsome, creative son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda.