Monday, June 28, 2010

Real Simple's Third Annual Life's Lesson Essay Contest

Here's a contest from Real Simple. I've subscribed to their e-zine for about a year, and they always have something new and interesting. This essay contest appeared in their June 2 issue. The photo is also from Real Simple.

They want contestants to finish this sentence: “I never thought I’d. . .”

From their guidelines: "Have you ever taken a huge, surprising risk? Did you climb a mountain? Go back to school? Get married (again)? Tell us about it: Enter Real Simple’s Third-Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could have your essay published in Real Simple; win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors; and receive a prize of $3,000.

"To enter, send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word document) to lifelessons@realsimple.com. Contest begins at 12:01 A.M. on June 1, 2010, and runs through 11:59 P.M. on September 24, 2010. Open to legal residents of the United States age 19 or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. (Entries will not be returned.)"

Here are complete guidelines. Good luck!

12 comments:

  1. I'm almost done for the summer, so this is one I might actually be able to find the time to enter! Thanks! :)

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  2. So many contests...so little time. Thanks for the heads up!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  3. Donna,
    Readers should be aware of the fine print in the guidelines, particularyly section 5, (unlucky line 13) "In addition..." writers are relinquishing their submission to Real Simple for future use with no compensation, notification etc. Sorry to rain on anyone's parade.

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  4. Hi Jemi,
    With a deadline in September, it's doable (is that a word?).
    Donna

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  5. Hi Pat,
    I hear you. My to-do list keeps on growing.
    Donna

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  6. Hi Lisa,
    You are so welcome.
    Donna

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  7. Hi Linda,
    Good advice.
    Writers are always wise to read the small print.
    Donna

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  8. Hi Donna, I'm Donna. I believe you know my girlfriend's husband, Paul. He just started his blog, A Quest for Publication. That is where I found you. When I saw your face I had to do a double take because you look like you are my good friend, Diane's, long lost twin! I want to follow you for your blog, as it looks very interesting and informative. It is always nice to know the world is getting smaller and smaller.

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  9. Hi Donna,
    Paul's blog is cool. Are you the one who helped him get it up and running? I visited your blog and read a post about your birthday being in June. Mine is, too, so we have something else in common besides our name.
    Donna

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  10. Hi Cella,
    You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.
    Donna

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