Monday, June 29, 2009

Goodhousekeeping Short Story Contest

I love contests. And I enter as many of them as I can, if only to get feedback on my work. Hey - winning or placing is just a bonus! OK, it's more than a bonus - it feels great and gives me something to brag about to all my friends.

I love to share contests with you guys because hearing about YOU winning is almost as exciting as when I win. OK, it's not nearly as exciting, but I still love to see my friends succeed!

A few days ago, I heard about this contest, sponsored by Goodhousekeeping magazine. It offers a great prize ($3,000) and some wonderful exposure. The winning entry will be published in the May 2010 issue of Goodhousekeeping, not to mention that every entry will be read by best-selling author, Jodi Picoult. She will judge on the following criteria: 50% literary merit and 50% style.

The wheels are definitely turning, as I try to come up with an idea for this contest. It would be SO COOL if one of us won! (A little more cool if I did, but still....)

You can find all the details in the July issue of Goodhousekeeping magazine, or read all about it online: Goodhousekeeping Short Story Contest

Good luck!

10 comments:

Lynda S. said...

You are a generous soul, Lynda. You are right—it would be great of the winner was a FW.

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us.

Dee Yoder said...

I've seen this one before, and dreamed of entering...maybe this year? Awesome if one of us would win! How exciting that would be, and I'm with you: it would be FUN to know the winner. (:

Dara said...

Is there a specific subject that it has to be about? I may have missed it...

Lynda Schab said...

Dara,

I would say Women's Fiction describes what they're after. It can contain romance or not but has to be a story that appeals to women.

Jan Cline said...

Thanks for the heads up. It's great to have a free entry to this contest. They don't give many details - woman's fiction - is there a word count limit?

Lynda Schab said...

Jan,

I think I read in the guidelines that the word count is 3,500. :-)

Dandelion said...

Thanks Lynda--another opportunity to wrack the brain.

Faith said...

I saw this one, got really excited about entering, started brainstorming ideas, and then... discovered it's not open to residents of Canada. *sigh* Oh well. Another time. Best of luck to everyone else who enters, though! :D

Ellen said...

Did anyone here submit a story? If you did, did you receive any kind of confirmation that your entry was received? Usually you get some kind of auto reply , but I didn't get anything. Just worried something went wrong, hopefully I'm just being paranoid.

Lynda Schab said...

Hmmm...I had good intentions, but never got around to submitting anything. Hopefully someone else will chime in.