Monday, December 27, 2010

February Writing Contest Announced

Ever thinking of trying your hand at writing fiction but were too timid to try? How about starting with a short story? The Center for Writing Excellence just announced their February contest. Can you think of a better way to start off the new year than with a resolution to pursue something you have always wanted to do?

Several months ago, Janie Sullivan, the CWE director, asked me to be one of the contest judges. As a result, I know first hand that the prompts are fun and the stories are creative and original. Don't worry that I might recognize you or your writing; the judges only receive and score annonymous submissions. 

While you're on the website, look around at the services, courses, and writing tips that Jane offers. And in between contests, there are also free fiction prompt challenges to get your creative juices going. If you want to see the type of prompts used in previous contests, click here and scroll down.  

What are you waiting for? Check out the contest website, circle the dates on your calendar, and start thinking about the prize that could be yours if you win! And here is a hint. Since the stories are usually holiday related, you can probably guess what some of the prompts might be in February!


Linda A. said...

Hi Carol,

I would love to know more about CWE. Is it local? Do you know anyone who has taken writing courses? Do you know Janie Sullivan?

Linda A.

Carol Baldwin said...

It is not local, I believe it is all online. I don't know Jane personally, just have worked with her because of the contest. I think the best way to find out more about her courses is to thoroughly look at her website and then shoot her your questions. She is very good at responding quickly. Let me know if you decide to take her course!

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Unknown said...

Linda, thanks for asking about CWE. We are based in Arizona, but the courses, content, services, etc. are all online. I have been teaching and writing for most of my life. There are a couple of testimonials on the website ( and you can view comments on the blog posts by some of my followers. Feel free to browse through the site, review the courses, etc. and let me know if you have any questions.

Joyce Moyer Hostetter said...

Looks great! Congrats on being a judge!

Anonymous said...

ooooh! I'm going to check this out for sure!

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