Donate to a great cause and get some words in a sweet place? Great.

25 Jul
The great people over at Metazen are hosting a contest to benefit the Somalian Drought Relief Effort. This is a great chance to help a sweet journal help a great organization. Metazen is one of my favorite journals, consistently publishing hard-hitting stories and poems. Here are some of my favorite pieces from recent updates.
Wild Wolves by Mel Bosworth: being unapologetic carried into perfection.
More Shorts from Mimosas and Waxed Lips by Lauren Tamraz: This is what I mean when I say I crave tension.
Closets by Drew Kalbach: “I emasculate myself nightly for the fireflies and it feels/like coming home.”
Below are the guidelines, so find out how to support something worthwhile and possibly join these wonderful pieces. Also, find more here.
Competition.We are having a writing contest. (win stuff)We are raising money for a cause. (get karma)

Last Christmas metazen raised money by publishing an ebook featuring various authors from around the web. Profits were donated and distributed to the micro-financing organization

This summer we are holding a contest with the hopes of raising some money for the Somalian Drought Relief Effort (via East Africa Drought Relief Fund).

We will accept submissions with an accompanying fee throughout the month of August. All submissions will be considered and a winner and 3 runners up will be selected by our judges. Winners and runners up will get prizes. Yes.

So… you get to write, you get to win stuff and you also get to help support a cause. There is really no downside. Even if you lose, your karma will increase.

And even if you aren’t interested, it would be awesome if you copied the link for this page and spread the word.

What kind of writing?

Please submit either one piece of fiction (limit 2500 words) or poetry (limit 2 poems).

There is no theme, we’re looking for something you’re proud of. Nothing filthy, nothing milfy, nothing too pithy. A little pith is okay. Not too much. Pith-ish.


All submissions sent between July 24th and August 31st with corresponding paypal entry fee will be considered.


All entries must be submitted in the body of an email or in .doc form to

Only entries with an accompanying paypal donation will be considered.
The purpose of this contest is to raise money for the Somalian Drought Relief Effort.

Entry fee amounts are optional, with a minimum of $5

90% of entry fees will go to the Canadian East African Drought Relief Fund
10% of fees will be awarded to the first place winner.

First Place:Publication on metazen.cawith accompanying commentary on your piece10% of entry fees from contest
1 Copy of Frank Hinton’s “I Don’t Respect Female Expression” print and digital
1 DVD “MDMA” by MDMA Films

Runner Up (3 winners):

Publication on
(1) of the following:

– Fog Gorgeous Stag by Sean Lovelace
– Grease Stains, Kistmet, And Maternal Wisdom by Mel Bosworth
– Download Helvetica For Free . Com by Steve Roggenbuck

submit your entries to

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