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We encourage you to submit to the following contests in order to help hone your craft, gain inspiration and perhaps even win a prize. Please see each contest description for individual guidelines and deadlines. And visit The Writer for additional information and resources.
Submit your best essay in 2,000 words or less. Any topic or subject is fair game as long as your submission is a work of nonfiction.
Deadline: March 3rd, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST
Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine
Word count: 2,000 words or less
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Please read all rules and guidelines before submitting or your work may be disqualified.
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