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March 28, 2013 / Cheri

Bar Rag – Bearded Clam Challenge #2

We’re thrilled to announce the Second Annual (yes, we missed last year) Bearded Clam Challenge! Andy only cringed a little bit about the bearded clam part but she loves to see me happy.

The rules are the same as the last time. All entries must be original (no fan fic), between 10,000 and 30,000 words, be edited or beta read, and contain the phrases “Cocktail Hour” and “Bearded Clam.” Any genre or topic is fine – it’s completely up to you. Let your creativity run wild and free!

Submissions must be received in a rtf, or Word like document in the inbox no later than July 15th. The winners will be announced during our 3rd Anniversary show at the beginning of September.

There will be prizes but we just haven’t decided on what they will be yet.

So spread the word, kick your muse in the ass, and get those entries ready!

You can post questions here or email them to


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  1. nancyjean / Mar 28 2013 10:06 pm

    “No one can cry while they hold the bearded clam!” – student holding Monty the knitted Bearded Clam in my office. I love the pearl… Alena is a knitting genius.

  2. Rev / Mar 28 2013 10:17 pm

    I nearly quoted that on the announcement but I didn’t think anyone would get it and we were trying to make it quick.

  3. Pixiey / Mar 29 2013 4:43 pm

    Awesome!! I really liked last time!! Hope lots of authors join in!!

  4. skeeter451 / Mar 30 2013 7:46 am

    I let the ladies of our local BLAST meetup group in on this. Hopefully, we’ll get some entries from this area.

  5. Baxter Clare Trautman / Mar 30 2013 7:00 pm

    Got my pencil revved up. Pun intended.

    • Rev / Mar 30 2013 7:51 pm

      My spontaneous, unedited response, “fuck yeah!”

  6. Ursula Kincaid / Apr 5 2013 9:28 am

    Would you all be okay with me entering again this year? I only ask because I won last year and I didn’t know if that prevented me from trying again.

  7. Cheri The Rev / Apr 5 2013 9:43 am

    Yes! Please enter!

  8. Ursula Kincaid / Apr 6 2013 5:51 pm

    Then I might, if my muse strikes. Thanks Cheri! 🙂


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