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WHY (Work, Home, You)

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We discovered the following contest thanks to Erika Dreifus and her newsletter, The Practicing Writer.

*WHY* (Work. Home. You.) Writing Contest
PO Box 337
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
(or submit entry and fee electronically via the Web
site; electronic entries preferred)
Deadline: December 31, 2007
Entry fee: $10
Judge: *WHY* editor Dina Santorelli

"We envision this contest as a fun way to get all of
our readers thinking about the trials and tribulations
of working from home, and all of us have different
stories to tell, no matter what we do for a living, so
we encourage everyone to enter." Open to short fiction
or creative nonfiction entries (under 1000 words) only
(no poetry), and working from home should be the main
theme. Winning entries will be published in WHY's
May/June 2008 issue, which goes live on May 1, 2008;
the winning writer will receive $500; cash prizes will
also be awarded for the second- and third-place
winners. There will be five honorable mentions.
Writers must be 18 years of age or older, and
previously published work is eligible. Visit the Web
site for more information.

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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