Contest Winner & September Topic

By on Sep 5, 2010 in Contests

Congratulations to Lindsey Renuard, who won our June short-form contest at Wild Violet.  Her winning entry will be viewable both from the direct link here and from the “Contest Winners” category (accessible from the sidebar).

My apologies for not running contests in July and August, but I was busy adjusting to life with my newborn baby. Gradually, I’m getting back on track, so now I’ll announce the topic for our monthly short-form writing contests (500 words for fiction, 20 lines for poetry).

Topic: “Back in the Saddle”
Deadline: midnight, Friday, September 24

To enter, post a link to your entry, which can appear on either a personal site or any blog. If you must, you can e-mail it to, with the subject line: “September Contest Entry.” Please do not post your entry directly into the comments.

After the deadline, I’ll create a poll, allowing people to vote. The September winner will receive a package of Wild Violet postcards and publication.


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.


  1. Curiosity… Are the 500 words fiction or 20 lines poetry ceilings or requirements? i know it should be obvious, but I can be a bit dense at times lol.

  2. Oh and, one other question if I might bother you again… I assume one entry per “customer”? Or might you accept one of each. Either is good, just feeling out the territory.