Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Writing Contest That Fights Cancer

I received the email letter below from Margaret Turley who has been so pivotal in making this event a success. I know the deadline is close but if you have a short story or are in the mood to write one (page limit 4000 words), then here's a place to do that and also help out a very deserving charity.  Please support them if you can.


The 2013 WUFC Writing Contest is open for entry submissions from April 16th, 2013–midnight August 15th. PRESS RELEASE

This year’s theme is The Drive to Thrive, with emphasis on Thriving verses merely surviving life’s challenges and obstacles.

Everyone over age 18 is eligible to enter. Subject matter may be on any topic as long as it follows the theme of The Drive to Thrive. Entry Fee is $30.00 per submission.


Dear WUFC authors and supporters:

Today's Blog article is about the 2013 WUFC writing contest: The Drive to Thrive.  The submission deadline is only two weeks away, Midnight on August 15th, 2013. Here is the link for the blog article: http://margaretturley.com/the-drive-to-thrive-writing-contest.htm . This is the link for the WUFC (Writers Unite to Fight Cancer) website writing contest page:  http://writersunitetofightcancer.com/events/annual-writing-contest . Here is the link for the WUFC Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/440020176095884/ . Please tell your family, fans and friends who may be interested in sharing their stories with a chance for publication.


Contestants must be 18 or older. They can enter any category they like. Fiction includes Middle Grade, YA, Mystery, Fantasy, Inspirational, Paranormal, Speculative, Romance, Suspense and Western. Non-fiction categories include Essay, Editorial, Inspirational.

The entry fee is $30.00 per submission. The entry fee will be waved for cancer patients upon request. There is no limit to the number of submissions a contestant may enter in the contest. Winners and Finalists will be published in THE DRIVE TO THRIVE Anthology - they must be willing to work with an editor at no charge to them - to polish their piece so that is publish worthy. Judges, editors and publishers donate their time and services so that all the money we gather from entry fees and the profits we make from the sales of the anthology can be donated to natural cancer research.

Mark your calendar for the WUFC Writing Contest Awards Ceremony on Tuesday September 24th, 2013 from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  Plan to come support your friends who will be acknowledged as winners and finalists for The Drive to Thrive. James A. Owen will be our guest speaker and Vanessa Joy will perform songs from The Voice CD / DVD. A Keepsake poster is available to anyone who would like to pre-order before the Awards Ceremony.

Thank you for your support,

Margaret L. Turley, administrator 
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