The Rambling Epicure is seeking food-related fiction and non-fiction writing entries for our First Annual Food Writing Competition. Winners will be published on The Rambling Epicure and qualify to go on to compete for inclusion in our first annual Food Writers to Keep an Eye On 2014 eBook in November 2014.
Entries should be a maximum of 500 words, and can cover any food-related subject and any travel writing inspired by food. This covers the full spectrum of food and travel writing: memoirs, short stories, reviews, poems, travelogues, essays, guidebooks, lifestyle, adventure, destination features, history, anthropology, etc.
Submissions should demonstrate a passion for food and convey a strong desire to summon up its wonders so as to transport others. It should inform and solicit readers to ask deeper questions about themselves and the world. It should be well crafted; demonstrate animated descriptive skills; have a clear voice and solid structure; and be from a well-defined point of view.
Submissions should be print-ready, in Word format.
Winners will receive:
1st prize 6 hours of free writing instruction
2nd prize 3 hours of free writing instruction
3rd prize 1 ½ hrs of free writing instruction
We have a keen interest in identifying the food writers of the future. Are you one of them?
Many are in graduate programs in Food Studies now. Or they are students in other, less obviously related fields. With the rapidly changing foodscape, they will take on undreamt of challenges. In fact, they have already begun to do so.
Because concision is not only our favorite word, but a guiding principle we hew to and teach, we sponsor a competition four times yearly, for student food writers who have up to 500 words to show us.
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Meet Jonell Galloway, a freelance writer and editor specialized in French cuisine.
6 months agoby jonell_gallowayEveryone loves salt and pepper except when it comes to their hair. Hair changes, bodies change. Our comfort zone is threatened. Our mothers didn’t teach us how to act and feel with grey hair and wrinkles. They never talked about how the transition felt. Do the rules change? Do people’s reaction to us change when white starts to show? Is that the end of our sexual attractiveness and the beginning of old age and decrepitude? In any case, I’ve decided to take the leap and blue is my theme color (to match my eyes). . . . . . #goinggray
4 months agoby jonell_gallowayWhen I was a child, my best friend's mother painted as a hobby. I once made a silly remark that the apple in her Cézanne-like painting didn't look perfect, and she said something that changed my life. "Jonell, beauty is not about being perfect. It's about looking at the scars and imperfections and the things that don't quite fit. Beauty is in the differences." Thank you, Mrs. Miller. Ever since I can't look at an apple without thinking of Cézanne's apples. I see the beauty in the bruises, the irregular shape, the variations in color; I remember that he didn't
2 weeks agoby jonell_gallowaySince food and words are my passion and blue is my favorite color, I’ve decided to start showing you a series of still lifes and food scenes in blue and making up a story about them. The blue in the background is a Swiss lake (doesn’t it look like ripples, after all?). The green in the foreground is blades of grass flattened by the Alpine wind. The picnicker-lovers like eating by the clear water of the lake. He is a sheep-herder named Ruedi so he eats simply, either potatoes or apples. Apples are of course about sex and desire, no?