New Creative Community Challenge Opens October 1!
This fall, Lake Erie Ink’s Creative Community Challenge is back with a brand new project: a community cookbook! This challenge will be slightly different from previous ones. This time, we are asking that you submit a recipe accompanied by an image or short written piece.
Contributors will have their work displayed in a storefront on Coventry Road, and a free copy of the cookbook will be mailed to them. We encourage you to join us in this celebration of culinary creativity!
What are the rules?
- Open to creators of all ages.
- Submissions must include a recipe and a piece of original art (either written or visual).
- All genres of art and writing are accepted, including photos, drawings, paintings, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
- All images will be printed no larger than 5×7″; all written pieces must be 250 words or less.
- Recipes must be one page or less (approximately 500 words).
- LEI will make final decisions about editing and publishing.
- Maximum of 2 submissions per person.
Want to write something to go with your recipe, but not sure where to begin? Here’s a few prompts to get started!
- Describe the first time you made/ate the recipe.
- Tell us about the person who cooked it/gave it to you.
- Where did the recipe come from? Where did you learn it?
- I ate this when… where… with…
- Tell a 6 word story about your recipe.
- Tell us about a place connected to the recipe. (“This recipe makes me remember…”)
- Write a haiku about a person this recipe makes you think of. (ex: Steam fills the kitchen/she is cooking fish for him/leaving the heads on)
- Write a haiku about the ingredients in the dish. (ex: Salty brisket bite/There is nothing else like it/Once a year is fine)
- Explain why you want to share your recipe.