Monday, February 27, 2012

Good news on the writing front!

My essay/memoir, "Baking Day," won Second Place place in this national competition! 

Here are some details about the contest: 

"Write an essay or memoir that catches our eye, touches our heart, or tickles our funny bone, and you could win one of our great prizes! Only original, unpublished works of 1,000 to 1,200 words will be accepted.

The Writer, in collaboration with Gotham Writers’ Workshop, invites writers to enter The Writer 2011 Essay/Memoir Contest with guest judge Lee Gutkind.

• Second Place: $300 (USD); enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on; and a one-year subscription to The Writer."

In this case, given the title of my memoir, "Baking Day," I guess it would be appropriate to . . . 

Description of Gotham Writers Workshop

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gotham Writers' Workshop is the U.S.'s largest adult-education writing school. It was founded in New York City in 1993 by writers Jeff Fligelman and David Grae and currently offers courses both in New York and on-line. Recent faculty include novelist Charles Bock, science fiction writer Michaela Roessner, playwright Richard Caliban, memoirist Kathleen Finneran, memoirist Marie Carter and the travel writer Douglas Rogers.
Gotham Writers' Workshop has produced three books, edited by their Dean of Faculty, Alexander Steele: Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, Writing Movies.
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JoLynne Lyon said...

Wow! And I read it before it was famous! It's a seriously good essay.

kbrebes said...

Big Congratulations! BTW, I found your blog from MMW and the blog hop!!

Kasey @ Mormon Mommy Writers said...

Congratulations! I would love to check it out sometime. Thanks for linking up to our Mormon Mommy Writers Manuscript in Motion Mondays! :-)