Win Robert Lopez’s Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean River. All you have to do is write up to three sentences without any hyphens, apostrophes, quotation marks, or periods (the opposite of the “constraint” in Kamby Bolongo Mean River). The best entry will be picked by the Robert Lopez.
Deadline: February 12, 2010
Here’s the winning entry:
And so he thinks; this is a very important distinction to be made, between the moment itself and the very nature of the person, between language and intention: perhaps an end…
But an end between what two points?
Between the what and the who of anything, of any situation, any decision: an otherwise empty space, or an excess of emotion!
John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.