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We interrupt your normally scheduled Picture it & Write to bring you this important announcement.

It’s been a little over a year since Ermisenda started hosting Picture it & Write.  We look forward to it every week as you continue to dazzle us with your contributions. Whether you’ve had dreams of becoming a published author or you just contribute for fun, here’s your chance to have your writing in a publication.  100%* of sales from this publication will be go to The Girl Effect, a movement to improve the world through empowering girls to become educated leaders of their communities rather than child brides.

If you would like your work considered, paste the original contribution in the comments section of this post with a link back to the original, whether that be on your blog or a Picture it & Write post.  Submissions will be accepted until February 28, 2013.

You are encouraged to go through the archives and contribute to any that inspire you.  For a gallery of images, check the Facebook gallery or Pinterest board.

Not all submissions will be printed.  Ermilia, LLC will chose which submissions at the sole discretion of Ermisenda and Eliabeth.  If you are a photographer and would like to donate a picture to the publication, e-mail ermilia [at] live.com.au for consideration.


  • It must be your work written for Picture it & Write whether it’s in the comments section here or on your own blog between the start of the event and the last Picture it & Write in 2012.  2013 will start a new round.
  • If you want your name on the work, you must include it in your comment, otherwise you will be listed as “Anonymous.”  We aren’t going to hunt you down and ask what name you want printed.
  • Limit of four (4) submissions.  Once you add it, it counts to your four and cannot be withdrawn.  While you do not need to submit all four at once, due to the time consuming nature of formatting and putting the pages together, you will not be able to withdraw a submission once it has been posted.
  • By submitting here you give us the rights to use your work for publication, marketing, and merchandise with credit or “Anonymous” without any monetary compensation.

To get you started, below are the most popular images so far.  Click the image to contribute to that week’s Picture it & Write.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming with a new Picture it & Write.

Contributions to this week’s Picture it & Write will not be automatically included for consideration.  Please feel free to post even if you don’t want to be in the publication.  Anyone wanting this week’s writing to be considered must specify as such in the post.  Thanks.

I urge people to join in, comment with your paragraph of fiction to accompany the image. It doesn’t have to follow my story or reflect the same themes. It can be a poem or in a different language (provide a translation please :)). Anyone who wants to join in, is welcome. This photograph will be reblogged under Ermisenda on tumblr, and added to the Picture it & Write gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.

Every fortnight we hope to host a photograph suggested by contributors. So, keep those photograph recommendations coming. Submit your favorite images (with credit) for next week’s Picture it & Write!

Image by “Eastbourne Bed and Breakfast”

“Must you take pictures of your food at the dinner table?” my mother asked after the white flash from my birthday present lit up our table for the en-teenth time that night.

“You would rather I take pictures of it somewhere else?”

My mother sighed and rolled her eyes.  Could she not understand I was simply showing my appreciation for my birthday gift?  It was bad enough to be born on Thanksgiving, when everyone thinks you should be giving to charities rather than wanting gifts for yourself.  Ironic that Christmas is not far behind.

I stare down at the digital screen.  The brown slab of meat arches like a title wave over a serene puddle of gravy.  This camera is amazing.  It picks up everything and makes me feel like a Lilliputian ready to climb the green boulders and squishy orange logs.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne

*Ermilia, LLC will need to recoup the cost of publication including ISBNs, editing, and formatting costs. Any and all sales above that will go to The Girl Effect charity.