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Surf-themed writing competition

Kauaibackstory.com, an online literary journal edited by three local writers, announces its third annual writing competition. This year’s theme is “Surf.”

Entries will be accepted in the following categories: essay, story, poem and visual image. A student category will be created pending interest and writing quality.

Entries must focus on Kaua‘i. Participants are urged to express their thoughts, feelings and observations about the theme, “Surf” through the lens of their own unique experience and viewpoint.

Prizes will be awarded. Winners and other noteworthy contributors will be posted on kauaibackstory.com and invited to read on a special night later this fall. (Date and place to be determined.) Writers may submit up to three entries. There is no word limit — brevity is encouraged but not required. Visit kauaibackstory.com to view the quality of works posted and the blog’s mission statement.

The deadline for submitting entries is midnight HST November 15. Text entries must be pasted into the body of an e-mail and sent to kauaibackstory@yahoo.com. Images must be sent as a jpg attachment.

Kauaibackstory.com is a venue for rigorous writing and imagery with a view about Kaua‘i. The journal is intended to serve as a timely, interactive forum and readers are encouraged to visit often and post comments.

Kauaibackstory.com is the collaboration of Kaua‘i writers Kim Steutermann Rogers, Gae Rusk and Pam Woolway. We look for writing that raises thought, not walls. Writing that rouses respectful dialogue is encouraged.

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