Win a Bookish Prize Package from the Word Blog

So, you know all those strange words I’ve been sharing with you in my Vest-Pocket Vocabulary posts? Delightful words like ginglymoid and flammimovous? Well, here’s your chance to put them to work earning you a chance to win a fabulously bookish prize package.

This Vest-Pocket Challenge celebrates the Word Blog’s first anniversary and its second trip through The Vest-Pocket Dictionary. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a creative work (of no more than 500 words [edit: the maximum word count has been thrown to the wind, so if you need more words you’re most welcome to use them!]) in the genre of your choosing using at least one Vest-Pocket word for every letter of the alphabet.

April 29th marks the blog’s anniversary, and on that day the second Z word will be posted and you’ll have the full complement of Vest-Pocket words to work from. You have until midnight EST on May 31st to submit your entry. Please read carefully the complete contest rules and regulations.

So What’s the Prize, Then?

The prize package includes 1 hardcover copy of Mark Abley’s The Prodigal Tongue, 1 small Moleskine notebook, and 2 Word Blog bookmarks.

If you have any questions about the contest that aren’t addressed in this post or the rules & regulations, please leave a comment or email me at and I’ll do my best to help you out. I’m eagerly awaiting your excellent submissions and wish you all wordspeed.

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