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Contest theme “Family”–entries due June 30

“‘Family’…the we of me.” —Carson McCullers If you’re a “woman with stories to tell,” your essay on “family” might be the winner of the Susan Wittig Albert LifeWriting Competition offered by Story Circle Network. (I am a member and occasional … Continue reading

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Check out my Madison Magazine contest blog

For the last couple of months I’ve been blogging at Madison Magazine about the memoir contest we offered last fall. On that blog I’m posting tips for memoir writers and publishing some of the essays submitted by contest entrants. I’d … Continue reading

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Win the Story of Your Life—Published!

Madison Magazine and I  have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the chance to see your life story become a book. All you have to do to enter is write a 500-word autobiographical sketch about a special memory from your life. You … Continue reading

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Submit your work to a new regional publication!

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the shot of confidence that comes from hearing your work will be published,  you’ll want to know about the new regional publication launching from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Continuing Studies Department. I … Continue reading

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Story Circle Network–for women with stories to tell

I’ve been a member of, and a teacher for, Story Circle Network for a few years now. If you are a woman with stories to tell, you might check out this worthy group. Good journal, online classes, an annual conference … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Writers’ Association Jade Ring Contest: Entries Due June 15, 2012

Writing is such a private, personal act, it can often feel thankless. And without thanks, wither motivation? Recognition is motivating. It provides confirmation from a community that what you’ve produced is technically and aesthetically good, that what you worked so … Continue reading

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Can Memoir Compete with Fiction?

Two short story contests have come to my attention in the last few days and it has me wondering: can memoir compete with fiction? I don’t mean “compete” as in “get my vote for most compelling reading” or “hold its … Continue reading

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