Monday, 9 May 2011

What's In A Name Challenge

We are no longer accepting submissions for this challenge.

Hello poppets. This week's challenge revolves around names and their meanings. My name – Marjorie – means "pearl". My last name Merle means "blackbird". Suiting, no?

Like a delicious bowl of doll hands. I could nibble–

Do not bite the doll hands that feed you, darling. So – write us a short story no longer than 500 words that revolves around a name and its meaning. The story can be about anything, but it must include a name and the meaning must be part of the story.

If you're looking for meanings first, a good site to visit is Behind The Name . You can look up meanings rather than plough through names for hours until your eyes shrivel up and fall out of their sockets.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, May 15th, 2011. The winners will be announced the following Monday, May 23rd.

With your submission please put in the subject line "What's In A Name Challenge". For the name of your document please put your story/artwork name, underscore and your name. Ex: ToesForEating_MarjorieMerle.doc

You can submit your work as a Word document or stick it directly in the email to and please forgive us in advance if we don't write back to you immediately. Tex is fairly anal about reading and viewing everything we get. With your submission please tell us a little bit about yourself.

For the rest of the guidelines and what should not be submitted, go to our Submit Work page.

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