Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Calling all Writers: Mothering Heights Essay Contest Announced

Looking for a writing contest opportunity, here's one for the mom's out there...

Mothering Heights announces

2nd Annual Mother's Day Essay Contest and Publishing Deal


What do you know now as a Mom that you wish you'd known before giving birth? What wry, witty, honest and personal observations would you share with Mothers and Mothers-to-be everywhere? Mothering Heights wants to know!

Mothering Heights is currently accepting essays for the 2nd Annual Mother's Day Essay Contest. Essays must be of original content, in English and 1,000 to 1,500 words long. We are looking for humor, poignancy and personal anecdotes - no tired old clich├ęs please! Each essay needs to be accompanied by a 100 to 150 word bio on the author.

Twenty essays will be chosen by Mothering Heights creator Christine Fugate and featured in a book currently titled Mothering Heights Mother's Day Essays, Volume One to be published by West-Coast Bias Press for Mother's Day 2008. The writer of each essay included in the collection will receive a Mothering Heights Tiara and three copies of the book.

West-Coast Bias Press was recently founded by mother, poet and writer LeeAnne Langton and is located in Laguna Beach, California. The press's first book, Everyday Magic, by Paul Tayyar was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Christine Fugate is a mother, writer and award winning filmmaker who was chosen as one of Showbiz Data's Top 100 Directors in 2001. After having children, she began writing Mothering Heights, a syndicated parenting column that appears in papers and magazines across the country, She started MotheringHeights.net as a way to stay in touch with her readers and encourage moms to write about their own experiences.

Last year's Mother's Day Essay Contest was very successful and chose "Praying for Patience," an essay by Rachel Coleman, the creator of Signing Time, as the winning essay. Chosen essays were posted online at MotheringHeights.net and received thousands of visitors.

Entries for this year's contest should be sent to submissions@motheringheights.net. Each essay must include the author's name, address, telephone number and email address. Visit Mothering Heights for details.

Happy Writing!


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