Do You Have a Funny Story About Birds or Gardening?

Birds and Bloom is a beautiful magazine. If you have a short story (400 words) about a backyard blunder, you might find a home for it at Birds and Bloom. This is a no fee entry (which is always a plus) and you can submit online.  Note the word funny in the call-out. Thanks again to Hope Clark’s newsletter for this information.

Do you have a funny birding or gardening story to share
from your backyard? We want to hear it! Send us your best
“backyard blunder,” and the winning story will receive $500.
To enter, email your true story (no more than 400 words) to Please put “backyard blunder
contest” in the subject line. Deadline March 15, 2012.


  1. Niomi Phillips
    Feb 10, 2012


    Thank you for these suggestions for publication. I find writing “prompts” with these ideas. Even if my work isn’t published, I have that writer’s JOY in a purposeful playing with the words.

  2. affoster22
    Feb 11, 2012

    You’re welcome! You are a true artist when you find joy in the creation. Good luck. Angie

  3. affoster22
    Mar 22, 2012

    Usually it is 50 – 90 days after the deadline before you know. Sometimes even longer! Did you look at the website to see if they posted an announcement date? You must have sent something in!? I hope you win. I’m sure they will notify you if you do, but they may not even send you a note if they don’t. (Which I think is tacky, but that’s how they do it!)

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