Fall Challenge: Stirring Stories is OPEN

The Stirring Stories community cookbook is now open! This fall, we are asking you to submit a recipe, along with either an image or a brief written piece. Aside from being published in the cookbook, work will also be displayed in a local storefront on Coventry Road. Click the button above to submit your work!

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to November 20th!

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 fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, photos, drawings, and paintings.
  • 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.

Looking for another way to submit? Fill out the form below and send it to us with your recipe and art! Send electronically to staff@lakeerieink.org or mail hard copies to:

Lake Erie Ink
2843 Washington Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118



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