The Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet tat 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. The Author Spotlight is Hope S. and the writing prompt is "1001 Awesome Words."Just a reminder that the Oshkosh Area Writers Club will meet tat 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 in the lower level meeting room of the Oshkosh Public Library. The Author Spotlight is Hope S. and the writing prompt is "1001 Awesome Words."
Monday, July 20, 2009
Real Simple (magazine) is holding its second annual Life Lessons writing contest. There is NO entry fee; cash prizes awarded. Deadline: Sept. 7, 2009. The theme is: When did you realize that you had become a grown-up?
For more information and submission guidelines, click here.
From their website:
We're seeking new essays that explore death, dying, and end of life care, for a collection to be published by Southern Methodist University Press. We’re looking for stories that transcend the “I” and find universal meaning in personal experiences. We hope to include stories representing a wide variety of perspectives—from physicians, nurses, hospice workers, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, family members, and others. We want narratives that capture, illustrate and/or explain the best way to approach the end of life, as well as stories that highlight current features, flaws, and advances in the healthcare system and their impact on professionals, patients, and families.
Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with a significant element of research or information. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice.
Creative Nonfiction editors will award one $1500 prize for Best Essay, and two $500 prizes for runners-up.
Guidelines: Essays must be: unpublished, 5,000 words or less, postmarked by December 31, 2009, and clearly marked “End of Life” on both the essay and the outside of the envelope. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue CNF subscription); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the U.S. (though subscription shipping costs do apply). Please send manuscript, accompanied by a cover letter with complete contact information, SASE and payment to:
Attn: End of Life Stories
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Prizes: $750/500/250 plus publication.
Deadline: Midnight September 30, 2009.
For entry rules, click here.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Fees are $57; an optional writer's workshop is $30.
For more information, click here.