WOW - the Women on Writing Website is sponsoring a Fall 2007 Essay Contest in conjunction with Skirt! Magazine. Essays must be between 800-1200 words and follow the following prompt from their website:
"Describe a time in your life when you overheard a conversation, or found a lucky item on the ground (coin, jewelry, other), or discovered something that wasn’t intended for your eyes (mail, letter, photos, or other). Write about this “chance” event and describe what it brought to you: good or bad luck, serendipity, a missed opportunity, or karma. This is a nonfiction essay, but be descriptive enough so your readers can see the event through your eyes.
Story slant: Geared toward women readers, light-hearted to funny, imaginative, creative—you get it--*original*."
There is a $5 entry fee and winners receive the following prize packages:
1st Place $200 and publication in Skirt! and on WOW website, Skirt! book goodie bag, and $50 WOW boutique gift certificate, and interview on WOW.
2nd Place $150 and publication on WOW website, Skirt! book goodie bag, and $50 WOW boutique gift certificate, and interview on WOW.
3rd Place $100 and publication on WOW website, Skirt! book goodie bag, and $50 WOW boutique gift certificate, and interview on WOW.
WOW has great resources for writers, and the Missouri Writers' Guild's Margo Dill has an article in this month's issue called "Writers' Conferences: 5 Reasons Why You Should Go NOW & How to Get the Most For Your Money".
Skirt! is a sassy women's publication with essays and features about everything female. Check out their guidelines for submitting essays according to their themes for each month. Submit your essay or just enjoy the great writing already published on Skirt!.
They've also started a new book publishing division in partnership with Globe Pequot Publishers. No book submission guidelines yet, but stay tuned.