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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 1 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      Essays must be previously unpublished and can be up to ten pages in length,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 2 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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