* Six Word Novel Contest: we asked in the last issue for submissions and offered a prize box of avocados . . . we didn't realize how many novelists there are out there! HOWEVER. Many, many of you wrote slogans, mission summaries or poems, rather than novels. As a result, we'll follow this contest in the fall with a Six Word Mission Statement contest, and many of your entries will be moved into that contest. Deadline for the Six Word Novel Contest:: July 30. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to submit.
* We finally got the Blue Avocado flash drives, which are being sent this week to Blue Avocado member/donors at the $45 level or higher. Like public TV, we rely on our readers to help keep our content high quality and free to everyone. Consider joining as a member! Click here for more.
* Do you have an idea for a Reader OpEd or a First Person Nonprofit story you'd like to submit? Send us a 2-paragraph proposal along with a word about yourself . . . we may not be able to respond to all the submissions, but we'll try. Click here or write to editor at blueavocado dot org and get started on sharing your thoughts with our 50,000 subscribers!