Monday, October 27, 2008

Writing It Real No-Contest Contest

Writing It Real No-Contest Contest

Deadline December 31, 2008
Sheila Bender’s Writing It Real (, an online magazine and resource center on writing from personal experience, announces its first no-contest personal essay and poetry contest. Visit our website ( for information regarding online classes including Personal and Lyric Essay, Poetry Writing, Writing from Healthy Starts, Short Stories from Life and more.

In this current contest everyone’s an honorable mention and will receive not only a one-year subscription to Writing It Real, but also a detailed response to their work from Sheila (by email).

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be asked permission to publish their work in Writing It Real and will receive a half-hour phone consult on writing and publishing with Sheila.

Submit up to six double-spaced pages of prose or three poems. Please number your pages.

Sheila will respond to your work within two weeks of receiving it. A cover sheet that contains the author’s name, title of work(s), phone number, address and email address must accompany your submitted work. For an online submission form go to, Reading fee may be paid electronically using a credit card or through PayPal. Mailed entries must include a check for $45.00 (dollars) US. If you are sending funds from overseas, be sure the amount is in US dollars, officially typed by a bank, not handwritten.

Checks should be made payable to: Writing It Real.

Mail your submission to:

Writing It Real No-Contest Contest
394 Colman Drive
Port Townsend, WA 98368

No SASE required. Entries will not be returned

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