**BA/G’s Instant Diction Challenge**

Entry fee: zero (0) buckaroos

Prize: 50 USD ($51 money order delivered via carrier pigeon (snail mail))

Deadline: October 1, 2018 (11:59pm CT)

Details: Each week (mostly), BA/G’s social media features a word for #wordwednesday, its definition, and an example of the word in literary use (poetry, fiction, nonfiction).

Instructions: Simple. Use exactly five words from BA/G’s ig feed in one (1) poem OR very short story.

Following BA/G is not required, but would be forever appreciated.


  • Poetry ≤ 25 lines
  • Fiction ≤ 500 words (excluding title)

Submit your entry below. Please do not include contact information on the document itself. And please, no cover letter shenanigans.

Final Remarks: While the contest is open to both genres, in the end only one can win. This is a competition between writers, yes. It is also a competition between forms.

Winner announced October 8, 2018.

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