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write this word contest

 

 

Introducing the dictionary project’s first “write this word” contest!

 

Writers have from May 1 to June 15, 2012 to write and submit an essay, poem, or fiction piece inspired by the selected dictionary project word.

 

rules:

Entries must be inspired by the write this word contest word. Judges will look for influence of the word as well as for creativity and innovation. The actual word need not be included in the piece.

Entries should be titled.

Entries must be no more than 1,000 words in length.

Only one entry per person.

Writers previously published on the dictionary project may not submit.

Please include in your email a brief author bio and a sentence telling us how you found out about the dictionary project.

Entries must be submitted in the body of an email to thedictionaryproject@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on June 15, 2012.

 

prizes:


1st Prize:  The write this word contest winner will be awarded $50 and will have hir/his/her piece published on the dictionary project website.

 

2nd Prize:  The write this word runner-up will be awarded $30 and a pocket dictionary.

 

3rd Prize:  The write this word third-prize winner will be awarded a year’s subscription to Poets & Writers magazine.

 

 

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rip·ple  (ˈripəl),  v.t.  [RIPPLED  (-id), RIPPLING], [Early Mod. Eng.; orig. of stormy, dangerous water; hence prob.  <  rip, v.  -le,  freq. suffix],  1.  to form of have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze.  2.  to flow with such waves or movements on the surface.  3.  a)  to make a sound like that of rippling water.  b)  to proceed with an effect like that of rippling water: said of sound.  v.t.  1.  to cause to ripple.  2.  to give a wavy or undulating form or appearance to. n.  1.  a small wave or undulation, as on the surface of water.  2.  a movement, appearance, or formation resembling or suggesting this. 3.  a sound like that of rippling water.  4.  a small rapid.  SYN. see wave.

 

I’ll look forward to seeing how you will write this word!

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