Unbagging the Cats 1

Unbagging the Cats 1

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Got a Memoir Inside You Just Trying to Get Out?

Anybody up for a contest?

The Writer magazine is hosting an Essay and Memoir Contest. Entries should be original, unpublished viewpoints on a particular topic or experience you've had. Deadline is November 30, 2011. Entries must be submitted online, and be between 1000-1200 words. You may enter more than once. The fee is $10 per entry. Complete details may be found here.      

"What's in if for me?" you might ask. Prizes will be awarded to the first three places:

First Place: $1,000 (USD); publication, along with the finalist judge's comments, in The Writer magazine; a 10-week online writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); and a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.

Second Place: $300 (USD); enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on The Writer Web site (WriterMag.com); and a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.

Third Place: $200 (USD); enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on The Writer Web site (WriterMag.com); and a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.

If you are at that place in your writing where you would rather write for pay than pay to write, this contest is not for you. But if you're the type who likes to see how you measure up on the big yardstick of competition, you may want to investigate further. Here's the FAQ page.

I've got an idea percolating already. But since I'm a pantser, I may be submitting something entirely different on November 29.

6 comments:

Bailey Hammond said...

Hmm, neat. I think I have 1000-1200 words in me somewhere about something. Thanks for the heads-up!

Sioux said...

Thanks for the information, Val. I'm a combo--a planner and a pantser. I usually have an idea early, but I don't start writing it until the deadline is looming large.

BECKY said...

Oh, awesome news! I don't think I'd heard about this one. I'm definitely hopping on over there!! Thanks, Val.

Val Thevictorian said...

Bailey,
After checking out your blog yesterday, I have no doubt that you possess adequate life-words to enter. :)

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Sioux,
Mmm...I see you not so much as a Combo, that delicious combination of pretzel and processed cheese filling, but more of a Certs. Because you're TWO, TWO, TWO writing styles in one!

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Becky,
Enjoy! I'm always happy to let a little-known cat out of a little-known bag.

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing!

Val Thevictorian said...

Tammy,
You are OH SO WELCOME. I am renowned far and wide for my caring/sharingness.