Wednesday, July 1, 2020
$100/$25 USD plus publication
The popular ZenGarden.club contests continue with a new flower prompt and haiku each month. Hone your writing skills by writing a story of 350 words or less, inspired by our artistic, beautiful prompts. We believe that writing and reading bring comfort and community during these difficult, often isolated times. Our members seem to agree. One of our members from Australia writes: “Thank you for your competitions and beautiful site. My writer friends and I all look forward to reading the stories in each new competition.”
Our prompt this month is Lavender.
Lavender is grown for its beauty, its fragrance, and its healing properties. Perfumers and herbalists have worked with lavender for many centuries. Lavender is mentioned in folklore, legends, Biblical references and medical journals. Even Cleopatra’s famous perfume contained lavender!
Be inspired by over 380 shortlisted stories from the past year of contests. Visit our Winners’ Pages. Create your own masterpiece, inspired by the beautiful prompt. You’ll be in good company on ZenGarden.club, where we are writing a better world, one flower at a time.
Our judge for this contest will be Sherry Torgent. Sherry is a publishing editor, writer, published author and delightful judge. She will pick the Grand Prize winner and Finalists. She will also provide commentary on stories which receive Finalist Honors. This commentary has been very helpful to all our writers, and is one of the special features of our club. There will be a public voting component to select three other winners, so there are two paths to winning!
Prizes include: $100 for Grand Prize, $25 for Public Voting 1st place, and a variety of publication venues. All shortlisted stories will be published on line, and will be eligible for inclusion in our series of Kindle books. Top winners get their own permanent Winners Page, which features all their winning stories, past, present and future.
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