July is Now Officially Independence
Independence Month Writing Contest
Ladies and Gentlemen,
With everyone else calling Independence Day
"4th of July," we are focused on what happened on July 4, 1776 -- and
what it signified then and still means today.
To that end, beginning on the
"holiday" where people are out partying and blowing up gunpowder
in the skies, we'd like to begin sharing your focused thoughts and feelings on
LIBERTY and INDEPENDENCE with the thousands of people who'll be visiting our
We're also, right here and now, officially
dubbing July INDEPENDENCE MONTH. And so it is.
So here's the scoop:
We will gladly receive and eagerly publish all
good works of prose up to 1,500 words that speak directly to the true meaning
and purpose of Independence, Liberty, 4 July 1776 and anything else that will
speak LIBERTY to the hearts and souls of the good people with whom we share your
writing. An INDEPENDENT panel of peers will critique all submissions, and
the winner will be given an honorary Life
Membership with KeepAndBearArms.com, complete with all present and future
The same prize awaits she or he who produces
the most inspiring, original piece of poetry.
To have our home page splashed with inspiring
original work by liberty-loving Americans, beginning on the anniversary of our
beloved Day of Independence and continuing throughout LIBERTY MONTH, resulting
in directed, results-oriented activism to restore the Republic.
- Your writing must be your own. Having some
editing assistance from someone is great; having someone ghost write for you
isn't. It's your heart we'd all like to savor.
- Your submission(s) must be received by the
end of the day (midnight) on July 20, 2001. (And we'd like to have a
few of you energetic writers get them in by the 3rd, too.
- Your submission(s) must be delivered in only
one of two ways:
PREFERRED: You can place it in our usual online submission form for
ACCEPTABLE: You can send it to LibertyContest@KeepAndBearArms.com
with a subject of CONTEST SUBMISSION. This is the method of submitting
if your submission includes formatting (italics, bolding, underlining, etc.)
that gets lost in web forms. If that is the case, MS Word, Word
Perfect or an .rtf file are the acceptable formats.
- Your submission(s) must be completely edited
for grammar, punctuation and spelling.
- Your submission(s) must be under your real
name and include your email address. If you're not yet ready to speak your
truth on Independence Day and be heard for who you are for freedom, you need
to be reading others' words on Wednesday, not writing your enslaved version
of what Liberty is.
Barring sheer overload of thousands of
submissions, we'll publish everything that comes through -- so you will
get "air time." Let 'er rip. If you're on our main
email list, you'll receive the first of several nice messages some time on
Independence Day inviting you to revel in the spirit of FREEDOM, on