* Six Word Novel Contest: Ernest Hemingway once wrote a novel in just six words: "Baby shoes: for sale, never worn."
In the August 1 issue of Blue Avocado we’ll print the winning entries in the Blue Avocado Six Word Novel Writing Contest, and the top two will also receive a box of fresh avocados delivered to their doorsteps. Rules: Six words. Original. Fiction or memoir. Include your name, nonprofit where you work or volunteer, geographic location, telephone number and email address. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking here.Â
* Blue Avocado writer Martin Gorfinkel has been researching the "shop and donate" sites, but hasn’t found many nonprofits that use them, nor many such sites that responded to his press inquiries. Readers: are you interested in this research and analysis? If so, are you willing to help Martin? Or are you basically uninterested and we shouldn’t pursue it? Let us know here.
* Donors: our Blue Avocado flash drives are in (finally)! If you’ve donated recently at the $45 level or higher, this environmentally friendly flash drive will soon be on its way to you, along with some popular Blue Avocado articles already on it. Thanks for your patience!