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The Writer Personal Essay Contest

by SusanDaffron on November 1, 2011

The Writer personal essay contest:

They’re looking for an original, unpublished viewpoint about a particular topic or an experience. Essays should be 1,000-1,200 words; the deadline is November 30, 2011.

First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative-writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Third prize: $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Complete rules and guidelines are available at www.writingclasses.com/essay2011. Entry fee: $10 per essay/memoir submitted. Deadline: All entries must be submitted online by midnight (EDT) on November 30, 2011.

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