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  • crwropps@aol.com
    Personal Essay Contest: Writing It Real http://www.writingitreal.com/contest.html Sheila Bender s Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 1, 2007
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      Personal Essay Contest: Writing It Real
      http://www.writingitreal.com/contest.html

      Sheila Bender's Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from
      personal experience, announces its Fall, 2007 Personal Essay Contest:

      Prizes

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

      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 authors).

      Submission Guidelines

      Contest Deadline: December 1, 2007
      Reading period:  September 1 - December 1, 2007

      We are seeking creative non-fiction essays based on personal experience. Any
      theme. Essays must be previously unpublished and can be up to ten pages in
      length, double-spaced, 12 point font, New Times Roman or Courier.


      $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 three-month subscription of Writing It Real magazine, starting when
      payment is received. You will receive three months worth of weekly articles
      on writing and our archives of over four years of weekly articles are open
      to you for those months. You will receive login details via email. Current
      Writing It Real subscribers will receive a three-month subscription
      extension.

      To submit electronically visit the contest page at
      http://www.writingitreal.com/contest.html and you will be directed to upload
      your document and to use PayPal to pay the reading fee. International
      entrants may pay their reading fee
      electronically through Ikobo, if PayPal does not serve your country. Send
      all electronic payments to <sbender(at)writingitreal.com> (replace (at) with
      @).

      On your cover sheet, please refer to date the electronic payment was made
      and the electronic service used.

      Paper submissions should be mailed to:

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


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    • crwropps@aol.com
      http://www.writingitreal.com/contest.html Sheila Bender s Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from personal experience, is running a fall
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 5, 2007
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        http://www.writingitreal.com/contest.html

        Sheila Bender's Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from
        personal experience, is running a fall personal essay contest (Deadline
        December 1st 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: December 1, 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): The submitted essay should be
        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
        <sbender(at)writingitreal.com> (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 December 25.



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      • crwropps@aol.com
        Sheila Bender s Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from personal experience, announces its next personal essay contest. We are seeking
        Message 3 of 3 , Feb 1, 2008
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          Sheila Bender's Writing It Real, an online magazine for those who write from
          personal experience, announces its next personal essay contest. We are
          seeking previously unpublished essays up to two pages double-spaced on any
          theme from personal experience.

          Reading period now through April 1, 2008.

          Complete guidelines at http://www.writingitreal.com/page.php?p=essay_contest


          Prizes

          1st prize: $150 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software
          or a copy of Writing and Publishing personal essays or a half-hour phone or
          email consult with Sheila Bender.

          2nd prize:  $75 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software
          or a copy of Writing and Publishing personal essays or a half-hour phone or
          email consult with Sheila Bender.

          3rd prize:  $50 dollars plus 1 license for LifeJournal for Writers software
          or a copy of Writing and Publishing personal essays or a half-hour phone or
          email consult with Sheila Bender.

          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).

          $15 Reading Fee entitles the entrant to a six-month subscription of 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. Electronic or paper submissions okay. Info
          on the website:  http://www.writingitreal.com/page.php?p=essay_contest
          or email info(at)writingitreal.com (replace (at) with @)



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