Genre: Your choice (first-person narrative, short story, informational article, etc.)
Length: 500-1,000 words
Deadline: entries must be received by March 31, 2010
Submission instructions: Send your essay and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. One entry per person, please. Entry must be your own original, unpublished material.
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Writing contest details: Please reflect on one specific aspect of becoming a parent that has transformed you in some way. It could be about anything from struggling with infertility to giving birth to raising an exceptionally spirited child. The winning entries will be published at Stand and Deliver.
To encourage you to participate in the writing contest, I am offering two giveaways!
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How to enter: Spread word about the Writing Contest on your blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, etc. The more places you post, the more chances you have to win! Please post the Writing Contest instructions (included above), a link to this post, and the Writing Contest logo if possible (html code available on the sidebar). Include a separate comment for each entry, please.
Deadline: March 24, 2010
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How to enter: submit a Writing Contest entry to email@example.com. The winner will be chosen at random on April 1, 2010 (no joke!).