2 Great Writings Contests

30 Sep

LADIES HOME JOURNAL Personal Essay Contest

Tell Us About the Day That Changed Your Life
Ladies’ Home Journal is a community that shares stories — and we’re dying to hear yours. If you win our essay contest, we’ll give you $3,000 and the chance to have your essay published in the Journal. You’re free to interpret the topic in whatever way you like, but remember that we value creativity and clarity above all. Essays will be judged on their emotional power, originality, and the quality of their prose. The manuscript may not be previously published and may not have won any prize or award.

They should be no more than 2,000 words and ideally typed or written in a Microsoft Word document. You can enter the contest by e-mailing your submission as an attachment (with your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) to or by mailing a copy to Personal Essay Contest, Ladies’ Home Journal, 805 Third Ave., 26th Fl., New York, NY 10022.
Deadline is December 7, 2012.
Rules for this contest:


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Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Fiction Contest

$25 Entry Fee
Our Annual Fiction Contest accepts submissions by mail and online from June 1 through November 15 each year.  Grand Prize:

  • $1,500
  • Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the next Festival in New Orleans
  • VIP All-Access Festival pass for the next Festival ($500 value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the next Festival
  • Publication in Louisiana Literature
  • Top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to the next Festival.

Open only to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Published books include self-published books with ISBN numbers. Those who have published books in other genres besides fiction remain eligible. A submission is one original short story, written in English, up to 7,000 words. Do not include professional resumes or biographies with your entry. Entries are judged anonymously; the judges only consider manuscript quality.

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