Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hip Mama Fiction Contest!!!

grab your pencils -

Announcing the first Hip Mama Fiction Contest-

For all of you beautiful liars out there- Hip Mama is gonna be breaking some fresh ground and doing a Short Story Contest judged by Kerlin Richter (me) and the awesome Ariel Gore .

First Prize is $100, your Short Story as the feature in issue 44 the Creativity issue with a profile and picture of your brilliant self, AND a Lifetime Subscription to Hip Mama which we don't even sell any more.

Ten runners up will get a four issue subscription, their names and story titles in the zine and their full stories will be published online.

what about ?

Write any short story you want just make sure there is a Mama in there somewhere. It can be any genre, any style, from any ol' point of View, only rule for content is THERE MUST BE A MAMA.

how long?

Keep it under 2500 words.

where to?

The best way is if you can attach it as a word document and email your story to put in the subject line Short Story Submission and your name.


Mail it to me old school at P.O Box 12525, Portland OR 97212.

how much?

$25 per story entry fee, or splurge and for $60 and I will mail back your story with comments.

You can pay the at the site and include your receipt # in your e-mail, or mail a check with your entry.


Deadline for Entries- April 1st 2009.

Comments will be mailed by May 30th at the latest-

Friday, June 6, 2008

Who Are YOU?

I'm almost done with my school work from Winter semester, and ready to finish the Summer issue of Hip Mama-
Our theme is identity and I am finding this to be a richer topic by far than one magazine, but hey, I'll do what I can. 
Anyone out there who wants to send me 200 words on Identity feel free, 
tell me who you are- and how you choose what it is you tell people about yourself and whether or not you think they know you once you tell them-
What is our Identity?
Is it something we craft, discover, change, make-up.
What has changed in how you see yourself?
let me know-