Coming Soon: Creative Community Cookbook

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?

  1. Open to creators of all ages.
  2. Submissions must include a recipe and a piece of original art (either written or visual).
  3. All genres of art and writing are accepted, including photos, drawings, paintings, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
  4. All images will be printed no larger than 5×7″; all written pieces must be 250 words or less.
  5. Recipes must be one page or less (approximately 500 words).
  6. LEI will make final decisions about editing and publishing.
  7. 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.

Submissions will be open October 1 through November 6. Check back here to submit!

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