Running Fox's bad writing contest begins

Running Fox Books has launched the annual “Ode to a Dead Salmon” bad writing contest, an event begun by the Anchorage-based 49 Writers Writing Center.

 

Now in its fourth year, this tongue-in-cheek contest draws entries from all over the world.

To enter, writers should email their bad poetry or prose by Aug. 5 to runningfoxbooks@gmail.com. Rules and details can be found at www.odetoadeadsalmon.blogspot.com.

Finalists will be posted on Aug. 12 and voting ends Aug. 19, will official recognition of the winner on Aug. 22.

Here’s a small sample:

Cooler of blue

salmon of red

Now they’re alive,

soon they’ll be dead.

Read more at www.odetoadeadsalmon.blogspot.com.

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