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ANNOUNCING THE KWC MOON NAMING CONTEST

Have you noticed all the names cropping up for full moons? Blood Moon. Super Wolf Moon. Now we get to watch the Worm Moon. Give us a break!

What’s behind this epidemic of bizarre lunar nomenclature? One word: clickbait. Online editors have noticed that no one cares if they announce that the upcoming full moon will look slightly bigger than usual, but if they give prominent placement to a spooky name for it, people click like crazy.

 

So in a shameless attempt to generate clicks of our own, we’re launching the Kauai Writers Conference full moon naming contest. Who, after all, is better equipped to come up with attention-grabbing names for the moon than a bunch of writers?

Some suggestions to get you started: Black Widow Moon. Rapture Moon. Trump Moon (the biggest ever.)

The creator of the best moon name will get two free agent critique sessions at the November conference, a $190 value. Second place: ten free agent sessions. Just kidding. Second place is one free session.

How will we pick the winner? Simply and objectively: Post your full moon names on the KWC facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kauaiwritersconf/

. The ones that get the most likes by April 19 (the date of the next full moon) are the winners.

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