Writing It Real Fall Contest – Deadline: December 31, 2012

14 October 2012

Writing It Real Fall Contest Reading Period from September 15 to December 31, 2012!

Do you have an essay, a memoir chapter, a short story or up to three poems to which you’d like to have professional response? Submit the work to our contest, and Sheila will respond in detail via email within a week of receiving the entry. Then you may revise the work and resubmit without additional fees for the final judging.  If entrants do not submit a revision, their original entry goes on to final judging.  Our final judge this time is Shanti Banwart, who will choose three winners. Prizes: 1st place – Two 30-minute consults with Sheila; 2nd and 3rd place, one 30-minute consult each.

 If you are not a current Writing It Real member, become a member now to enter our contest. The detailed response is worth the membership, and you’ll receive the many benefits of belonging to Writing It Real, including being able to enter other contests during the year to receive Sheila’s response for the low reading fee of $15.

To enter:

Send us up to 1500 words of prose or three poems via the email submission form along with a reading fee of $15 for members (it’s easy to join). Note: upon revision, prose may grow and will be accepted up to approximately 3000 words. 

 If you’d like, create a new draft (even a freewrite will do because it will get you started). If you’d like, use this prompt to begin:

When I turned the radio (or TV) on I heard (or saw)  ___________. I immediately thought of ___________.

The online form allows you to pay the reading fee of $15 via PayPal. Your entry must be attached as a double-spaced Microsoft Word document. We will not be able to read submissions that are in another file type.

If you’d like to submit hard copy, mail a double-spaced copy of your entry along with a check to Writing It Real, 394 Colman Drive, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

If you have questions, email us;   If you prefer, send your double-spaced manuscript and a check to 394 Colman Drive, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Either way, include a cover letter with your name, address, email address (as all responses are sent via email) and phone number as well as the name of your submitted pieces. Do not put your name on the submission itself.

Visit the website: http://writingitreal.com/writing-sheila/current-contest

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