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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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Memoir (and)… Contest Entries due August 16, 2011

Competition. If you’re like me, you were raised to find something a bit unseemly about it. That’s a girl thing, part of the suite of rules like don’t stand out, don’t make waves, don’t be unattractive. But you know what? … Continue reading

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Memoir writing contest: “Independence Day” stories due June 30

I’ve got a doozy of an Independence Day story–and I’m hoping to get it in shape to win the contest offered by Women’s Memoirs, Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett’s “home base” for their work coaching, teaching, and writing from life. … Continue reading

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Another contest: Story Circle Network

I’m a member of–and occasionally teach for–Story Circle Network, a community for women with stories to tell. I just got word that the Susan Wittig Albert LifeWriting Competition is open for 2011. Deadline is June 30 for up to 1200 … Continue reading

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Have Your Life Story Published with Glamour’s Contest

News flash–$5000 goes to the winner of Glamour Magazine’s “My Real-Life Story” essay contest. Essays of 2500 to 3500 words are due by August 15. Find out more here…. A notice about the contest on says, “A panel of … Continue reading

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Contests give aspiring authors goals and recognition

One of the many hats I wear is Contests Workgroup Coordinator for the Wisconsin Regional Writers’ Association.  Entering WRWA writing contests can be rewarding financially, and offers benefits apart from prize money. Success in a contest raises your profile, and can … Continue reading

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