Monday, January 23, 2012

The 2012 Notes & Words Essay Contest

Notes & Words is looking for the next great memoirist. We’re calling for short personal essays about the challenges of caring for a child (age 18 or younger), including medical issues (e.g., an accident, illness or diagnosis) or emotional crises (e.g., a death, divorce, breakdown) or one of any one of the more common parenting dramas (e.g., academic, social, athletic, epicurean).  We welcome both humorous and serious essays of up to 800 words.
The first prize winner will have one-on-one phone consultations with:
  • A senior editor at Random House/Ballantine
  • A top literary agent at ICM
  • The Executive Editor of O Magazine
and introductions to:
  • Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Anne LamottNew York Times bestselling author
  • John HodgmanThe Daily Show and HBO’s Bored to Death
  • Kelly CorriganNew York Times bestselling author

Finalists will receive two tickets to Notes & Words performance and after-party on April 28, 2012 at The Fox Theater in Oakland.
Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for the Official Contest Rules

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