Monday, May 4, 2009

The New Esquire Fiction Contest

Today's weather forecast for St. Peters, MO: Partly sunny, high 71 degrees. Sounds good to me!

Hope you had a good weekend. This weekend was lots of fun for our little family. Walt and Michael took our dogs Harley and Heidi to our place in Osage County to turkey hunt (no luck) and cut grass. Cari and I went with some of friends and family to see Riverdance at the Fox Theater in St. Louis. Later this week I'll post photos and share a story about our Riverdance experience.

Now, onto writing. My writing friend Julie E. forwarded me an e-mail announcing a fiction contest that I want to share with my readers.

Here's an exciting contest with no entry fee. It's also an opportunity to read some great stories, win big bucks ($2,500), and get published by Esquire Magazine. The story may not exceed 4,000 words and it must be based on one of the following three titles:

1. "Twenty-Ten"
2. "An Insurrection"
3. "Never, Ever Bring This Up Again"

The contest began on May 1, 2009, closes at midnight of August 1, 2009. All entries must be submitted electronically at

To make sure your entry is considered, read and follow the complete rules or click on the Esquire logo above.

Thanks, Julie, for always sending me such good information about writing opportunities, and good luck to everyone who enters. Even if you don't enter, you can visit the site to read some great stories.


  1. I am a poet and write about life in my family and our Faith and just the daily things surrounding us. I accidentally came upon your Blog looking for other women writers in Missouri, contests, etc. You have a lovely Blog and look forward to checking in now and then to see what other Missouri Women Writers are saying.

    I-rish you joy!

    Hilary Flanery

  2. Hi Hilary,
    Thanks for stopping by and writing such nice comments about my blog. I try to share information about contests I get from other writers, so please stop back.
    Love your I-rish you joy comment--how clever!


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