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Writing It Real Essay Contest

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Sheila Bender's Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from
personal experience, is running a spring personal essay contest (Deadline
June 30th for mailed or electronic submissions)

Prizes

1st prize: $150 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software
or a copy of Sheila Bender's book Writing and Publishing Personal Essays.
2nd prize: $75 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software
or a copy of Sheila Bender's book Writing and Publishing Personal Essays.
3rd prize: $50 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software
or a copy of Sheila Bender's book Writing and Publishing Personal Essays.

10 Honorable Mentions will receive a detailed written response from Sheila
Bender.

The top 3 essays will be published in Writing It Real (with permission of
the author).

Submission Guidelines

Contest Deadline: June 30, 2007

We are seeking creative non-fiction essays based on personal experience.
Essays must be previously unpublished and can be up to ten pages in length,
double-spaced.

Submission Package (for paper submissions) Submission Package (for paper
accompanied by a cover sheet that contains the author's name, title of the
essay, phone number, address and email. Submissions will not be returned. No
SASE required.

$15 Reading Fee: Each entry must contain a check for US$15. Checks should be
made payable to: "Writing It Real". The reading fee entitles the entrant to
a six-month subscription to Writing It Real magazine, starting when payment
is received. You will receive login details via email. Current Writing It
Real subscribers will receive a six-month subscription extension.

More than one essay may be submitted with additional $15 reading fees, which
entitle the entrant to six more subscription months per entry.

International (as well as U.S.) entrants may pay their reading fee
electronically through PayPal or Ikobo. Send payments to
(replace (at) with @).
On the cover sheet, please refer to date the
electronic payment was made and the electronic service used.
The contest website has submission upload forms.

Paper submissions should be mailed to:

Writing It Real Contest
394 Colman Drive
Port Townsend, WA 98368.

All entries will be judged by Sheila Bender. A list of winners will be
emailed to all contestants by August 1.


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