I just noticed a little box at the bottom of my post; it said that some of my readers might see an ad in that box. My options are to either run my own ads there or I can pay $30 per year for an upgrade to keep out the ads.
I am wondering what others have decided to do about this and why. Please take my poll and let me know!
THE DEADLINE TO SEND US UP TO 1000 WORDS TO WIN AN AMAZON GIFT CARD IS MONDAY!!!!
WE CAN’T WAIT TO READ YOUR STORIES!!!
WHAT TO SUBMIT:
A short memoir story of 1,000 words or less. We are looking for submissions in the genre of Creative Nonfiction–stories about events which actually happened to you and which are told with artistic flair. We don’t know whether we’ll prefer strong technique or powerful natural storytelling ability. A clean, clear-cut plotline or a slow meander through a lyrical garden of metaphor and description. Just show us your best work in your best style. We have no preconceived ideas of what will be awarded first, second, and third place.
The story should not have been previously published anywhere online or in print–not even on your own blog. Writer Site reserves the right to publish your story on its website. After that, rights revert to the writer. The three award-winning stories will be published on Writer Site.
Please submit a Word document without your name or identifying information.
WHERE TO SUBMIT:
Email your stories to email@example.com.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
- $25 first place
- $15 second place
- $10 third place
Prizes will be in the form of Amazon gift cards by email.
WHEN TO SUBMIT:
Email your submission by September 16, 2013.
WHO WILL BE JUDGING:
I will be involved in the judging process, but the final decisions will be made by two guest judges, Wilma Kahn and Kimberly Keating Wohlford.
CONTEST JUDGE BIOS:
Wilma Kahn has an MA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University, as well as a Doctor of Arts in English from SUNY-Albany. She is the published author of poems, short stories, essays, and a detective novel, Big Black Hole. Wilma has led writing classes for adults in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, since 1987. In her spare time she tends a little wildflower garden with ironweed seven feet tall.
Kimberly Keating Wohlford is a writer in Charlotte, NC where she free-lances for the arts community. In 2011, she left an established career in newspaper advertising, to pursue a dream to write her own stories. Kimberly is currently working on a memoir that follows her journey to Glastonbury, England where magical things happen to redirect her path in life. She will receive a certificate in creative writing from Stanford in March 2014.
7 responses to “FIVE MORE DAYS TO SEND US YOUR STORY! and TAKE MY POLL ABOUT WP ADS”
I just noticed that little box last night as well. For now I’m just ignoring it! I voted in the poll too.
Thanks for voting!!
Several months ago, WP offered a great package and one of the many features was ad removal. I thought it was a small price to pay for keeping ads off that I didn’t like.
Was it $30 a year? I didn’t realize there were ads until somebody wrote to me to complain about an ad that was on my adoption blog. I’m not sure how I feel about that price . . . .
Mine was included in a $79. bundle that gave me several things. I don’t see it offered now, but you might check your store link and see what they are offering.
Hi, Luanne. I am almost ready to submit a passage to the Creative Nonfiction Memoir category~ Writing Contest. I have a question re: font. Is there a preferred font and size for the judges?Sincerely,Lynne/Grace
“Think lovely, act lovely!”
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:23:29 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynne/Grace :), Times New Roman size 12 would be a good standard font. Yay! Good luck!