Slinging Ink is a a war of words in which you are invited to submit your own texts about a given theme. A blind panel selects the finalists, who will read their entries aloud for a live audience at DiverseWorks as part of DWOW. The audience then selects the winner, who receives a cash prize!
TO SUBMIT: Download and fill out the Submission Form. Email submission form and your text (between 1500 and 1800 words, in .DOC format) to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20.
This round’s theme: LOST AND FOUND
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 20
Live Reading: Wednesday, March 13
LOST AND FOUND: Our possessions have a hold on us. Think back on a cherished item that you’ve lost track of. You might recall its every detail. Even though it’s lost, you go on carrying around its memory. The same thing happens with dear friends and family, or your very own self. What’s your take on loss, getting lost, and loss prevention? On acts of recovery? Whose path did you cross again after so many years? We’re looking not only for creative writing — stories and poems, fiction and nonfiction — but also other short forms and documents like letters, reports, memories, wish lists, notes, manuals, proposals, complaints, or recommendations. Dig these texts our of your shoebox, or write them down.
Review Panel: Hank Hancock, Kate Schmitt, and Kyle Henricks (Click here
for more info about the panel.)
Press from 2012 Slinging Ink:
Inaugural Slinging Ink draws laughs - Maggie Galehouse, Houston Chronicle
Slinging Ink Reading at Big Star Bar - Nikki Metzgar, Art Attack