Saturday, June 19, 2010

Halloween Contest Clarifications

So, I was talking to my friend about the Halloween story and poetry contest and she said something interesting to me. When I asked her if she planned on entering, she said, "Well I can't write scary stories, so most likely not."
I was startled by this response. To this, I replied, "Well, it doesn't have to be scary."
I think a lot of people think when there's a Halloween contest, it has to be scary. However, this is not the case. I explained to my friend that she could write a story or poem about trick or treating, about dressing up, about picking out the costume, about a costume contest they participated in, a costume gone terribly wrong, a particular memory just vaguely associated with Halloween, a significant event that happened around Halloween, an experience with a scary movie or Halloween movie, etc. The possibilities are endless. I remember, during Halloween, when the McDonald's on 25th on Broadway in Bayonne would give out Happy Meal goody bags. I remember, when with one of my ex-girlfriends, we took her little brother to his cub scouts Halloween meeting. I could write a whole story describing this event.
So remember: When you write your story or poem for this contest, think outside the box. It doesn't have to be all ghosts and goblins!

Friday, June 11, 2010

In case you didn't know...

Almost all the instigatorzine editorial staff try to maintain blogs of their own, and since only Keith and I (well, really, just me lately) post here. Maybe you'd like to look at something else. Something more personal (and more frequently updated).

I was going to put everyone's tumblr's and personal websites down, but I think I'm the only one who has those two things and it would be gratuitous.


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