CORE Writing Contest

FIRST PLACE PRIZE: *Free Kindle copy of “Core” and Piece will be posted on

DEADLINE: Midnight. Friday, June 28th


How to Play:

  1. Read the description of “Core.
  2. Choose ONE concept, phrase, or word used in the description.
  3. Write an original piece that either incorporates or illustrates the concept, phrase, or word you’ve chosen.
  4. Send piece or video as an attachment to, to, or to Teshelle Combs on FB by the deadline


  1. Each contestant may submit ONE piece for consideration.
  2. Include your name, your chosen concept/phrase/word, and the type of piece: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, spoken word
  3. All pieces must be no longer than 10 pages (dbl spc, 12 pt fnt); no longer than 5 minutes if a spoken word video is submitted
  4. All submissions must be no more than PG-13
  5. Grammar, craft, style, and originality will be considered

ANYONE may enter this contest, including previous contest winners. Please share away!

*If you’ve already purchased a copy of “Core”, you may be eligible for an alternate prize.

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