Bamboo Ridge has been giving voice to Hawaii writers and artists for a little over 30 years now. This remarkable literary arts journal and independent publisher is approaching its 100th issue and have two different calls for submissions.

The Great Bamboo Ridge Short-Short Story Contest:

  • The piece can be no more than 100 words long.
  • The piece must have a title, and the title does NOT count against the 100 words.
  • The piece must be submitted on the Bamboo Shoots page of the BR website between July 1, 2010 and midnight December 31, 2010, GMT.
  • You can submit one piece a month until December 31, 2010.

As part of the 100th issue the goal is to feature 100 different writers. This will be a combination of the Short-Short Stories or:

  • 100 lines maximum of poetry or prose. (Approximately 3 typed pages, double-spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pt Times Roman font. Poetry may be single spaced and more than one poem may be submitted as long as the total number of lines is 100 or less.)
  • Submissions must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2010.

See here for more information and submission guidelines on entering either your 100-words, or your 100-lines for consideration.

**Also going on now, Bamboo Ridge has marked down their previous publications, some of them as low as $1.00 and classics like “Small Kid Time” for only 5 bucks!  Even their recent books are at discount prices! You cannot go wrong, now’s your chance to stock up on some truly great local literature. Check it out here.

We recommend:

Islands Linked by Ocean— Lisa Linn Kanae

Folks You Meet In Longs— Lee Cataluna

Ho’olulu Park and the Pepsodent Smile— Juliet Kono

Da Word— Lee Tonouchi

Small Kid Time Hawaii — Eric Chock