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From Colleen Sell's blog: The Wordsinger

The Cup of Comfort book series and REDBOOK Magazine have teamed up to sponsor the Your Love Story Contest. And since I'm the Cup of Comfort series editor, I'm one of the judges.

Here's how it will work: From a pool of 60-70 finalists selected by yours truly, REDBOOK's editors will select the $1,000 grand-prize winner and the three runners-up stories. The four "winning" stories will be published--along with 45-47 other stories (selected by yours truly)--in A Cup of Comfort for Couples. The book will be compiled and edited by, you guessed it, yours truly. The grand-prize-winning story will also be excerpted in REDBOOK. The finalists as well as the winners and all stories published in the book will be announced in the Cup of Comfort Blog (also, by the way, written by yours truly).

We're looking for real-life stories about romantic relationships that work and last. Stories must be true, original, postive, 1,000-2,000 words, and be submitted at

Submission deadline: April 20, 2010

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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