Writing opportunity: Ladies’ Home Journal

If you’re a struggling writer and happen to live in the US, below are details for a contest that might be worth checking out…sorry my Canuck friends, you are sadly out of luck on this one!

Ladies’ Home Journal is having a “Tell Us About The Day That Changed Your Life” personal essay contest that could put some serious coin in your pocket and put you on the publishing map; not to mention give your ego a serious boost.  They are a  community that shares stories — and they want to hear yours. If you win their essay contest, they’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 keep in mind that they value creativity and clarity.

Essays will be judged on their emotional power, originality, and the quality of their prose. 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 LHJessaycontest@meredith.com or by mailing a copy to Personal Essay Contest, Ladies’ Home Journal, 805 Third Ave., 26th Fl., New York, NY 10022. Entries are due by December 7, 2012.

Check out the contest rules here, and last year’s winning essay here.


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