Enter our personal essay/memoir contest!
Published: August 10, 2011
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|We're pleased to announce that The Writer, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, is offering a new contest: a personal essay/memoir contest. |
Here's your chance to tell us something about you! We're looking for your original, unpublished viewpoint about a particular topic or an experience you've had. Essays should be 1,000-1,200 words; the deadline is Nov. 30, 2011. For more details, check out the complete rules and guidelines.
Write an essay that catches our eye, touches our heart, or tickles our funny bone, and you could win one of these great prizes:
• First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.
• Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar
taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150
value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.
• Third prize: $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published
seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop
($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription
to The Writer.
» Have a question about writing a personal essay or a memoir? We've gathered some of our popular articles on writing essays and memoirs to help you.
Complete rules and guidelines are available at writingclasses.com/essay2011.|
Entry fee: $10 per essay/memoir submitted.
Deadline: All entries must be submitted online by midnight (EDT) on Nov. 30, 2011.
Finalist judge: Lee Gutkind. Lee is founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction and author of more than 20 books, including Almost Human: Making Robots Think, featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His new book, You Can't Make This Stuff Up, the Creative Nonfiction Writer's Bible, will be published in July 2012 by Da Capo Press. He is editor of Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction.
Winners will be notified by e-mail by March 1, 2012. All entrants will be notified of the results by March 31, 2012.
If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.