Have an Amazing Real Life Story to Tell? If you have an inspiring story about a life changing event, an obstacle overcome, a relationship or passion that’s defined you—then submit! You may see your essay appear in an upcoming issue of Glamour, and you could win $5,000 and a meeting with a top literary agent. Upload your essay via the online form. Minimum 2,500 words, maximum 3,500 words. Deadline September 15, 2010. Open to US residents only. Must be 18.
NOTE: Don't you love these commercial contests? Some scoff at them, but I think they are fun. They pay great prizes, and they cover topics that are open to grand ideas. Not to mention winning one of these opportunities make for a fantastic clip in your portfolio.
DOUBLE NOTE: I'm stuck on my book's plot. Mired up to my hip boots in ideas that don't lead to a good conclusion in the novel. Went to sleep playing options - fell asleep without a clue. It's going to take me sitting someplace with pen and paper, no computer, and make it happen - not getting up until the idea gels. Touch love for my writing muse.