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Writing Contests: The Mona Schreiber Prize

Choose your weapon for these writing contestsSome writing contests ask you to be a little weird.

That’s the advice for writers who want to submit an essay, short story, poem or other work to the Mona Schreiber humor contest for humorous fiction and nonfiction. Works should be less than 750 words in length, and there is a $5 entry fee per entry. So be weird; be crazy; just be creative; maybe just be yourself.

Submissions are accepted starting December 1, 2013. Details are here.

Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.

Good luck!

Writing Contests: 50+ Life Story Memoir Contest

Enter writing contests to tell your storySome writing contests invite you to tell the world your story — this is one of them. If you were born before Dec. 31, 1964, you can enter The Huffington Post and AARP’s memoir contest. Winners could win $5,000 and have their work considered for publication by Simon & Schuster. Submissions are accepted starting December 1, 2013. You can find the full rules and details of the contest here.

Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.

Good luck!

Writing Contests: J.F. Powers Prize for Short Fiction

type your way into writing contestsWriting contests abound in late November: The J.F. Powers Prize for short fiction is challenging talented writers to submit a work of 8,000 words or less that contains vivid characters who encounter grace in everyday settings — the people who may have one foot in this world and one in the next. Entries are due November 29, 2013, and you can find the submission guidelines here.

Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.

Good luck!

Writing Contests: Creative Loafing Flash Fiction Contest

Finish your entry to some writing contests.Creative Loafing runs some great writing contests. The publication has announced it is accepting submissions for its second annual flash fiction contest. This year’s theme calls for coming-of-age stories based in Charlotte, NC.

Keep your story between 300 and 1,000 words and you could get publication in the newspaper along with the top prize of $200. Submissions are due by December 6, 2013.

Full details on entry guidelines (there’s a $5 per entry fee) and rules can be found here.

Scroll through this page for the latest information on a variety of writing contests.

Good luck!

My story: The Nine Types of Office People You Meet

My story today is set in an unusual office.My story today is dedicated to the people who sit in a cube all day.

Inter-office politics are hard to avoid, and for most office workers they are just a part of working life. In The Nine Types of People You Meet in Every Office, Ginger explains that it doesn’t matter what type of job she does or the company that she works for (however odd it may be) — wherever she goes, she will always find the same personalities:

There’s the gossip, the historian, the bully, the scavenger, the untethered balloon, the worry-wart, the newbie, the mentor and the crazy one. Learn how to navigate each of those people, and you’ll be fine.

What types of office people have you met in your office?

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

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