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Who Edited the 2016 Special Phoenix Issue?


Big Pond Rumours suspended the contest for this special issue but the contest will return in the Summer 2017 issue. Big Pond Rumours is a free, independent, non-profit E-Zine offered by Sharon Berg.


We are looking for quality in the writing of either poetry or prose and do not have a preference for any particular genre (kind, category or sort of writing). The main stipulation is that all work must be previously unpublished.


Winter 2016 Contest receive publication in BPR and these prizes:


                                            1st place $100

                                            2nd place $25

                                            3rd place $20

The Entry Fees are:

$5 for up to 3 poems

$5 for each story (up to 5,000 words)

How to Enter the Contest:

1. Mark "Contest" on each poem or story.

2. Read the guidelines here.

3. Email your submissions.





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Julie McNeill

Julie was a long-time member of Phoenix and she is someone who has worked as the glue that keeps previous members of the group in touch with one another through annual summer picnics in her backyard. Julie founded McNeill Design Arts.

Sharon Berg

Sharon is also a long-term member of the group and has often called herself a ‘workshop baby’, acknowledg-ing the skills she learned through her time at Phoenix.  Sharon is the founder, Web Wizard and General Editor of Big Pond Rumours.