Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Writing Contest

So I have not been writing much this week - baby girl has been sick. Really sick, and it has been no fun for either of us! But she seems to be on the mend and resting now, so I thought I would take a few minutes and update my corner of the Internet.

Today on Facebook I saw a post from Omaha Public Libraries about a writing contest sponsored by the 1877 Society and I am really excited about it. The deadline is July 3rd, so that gives me plenty of time to work on some things I have had in my head for a while. The only problem is, the limit is 5,000 words and anyone who knows me, knows that word limits are a struggle for me. There are two categories, personal essay and short story. I will hopefully be able to enter the short story contest. First place is $500 in each category, and then a third prize of $250 will be awarded for the best of either category. I am very much looking forward to this challenge!

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