Thursday, June 28, 2007

Announcing Second Annual Writing Competition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, an online literary journal and blog edited by three local writers, announces its second annual writing competition. This year’s theme is “Green.”

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 Kauai. Participants are urged to express their thoughts, feelings and observations about the theme, “Green” through the lens of their own unique experience and viewpoint.

Prizes will be awarded. Winners and other noteworthy contributors will be posted on and invited to read on a special night in October. (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 to view the quality of works posted and the blog’s mission statement.

The deadline for submitting entries is midnight HST September 1, 2007. Text entries must be pasted into the body of an email and sent to Images must be sent as a jpg attachment. is a venue for rigorous writing and imagery with a view about Kauai. The journal is intended to serve as a timely, interactive forum, and readers are encouraged to visit often and post comments. is the collaboration of Kauai writers Kim Steutermann Rogers, Gae Rusk and Pam Woolway. We look for writing that raises thought, not walls. We encourage writing that rouses respectful dialogue for we believe one way to build community is through conversation. We think of as a conversation about Kauai.