International publishing company is looking for inspirational stories and wisdom that relate to the Midwest. We are interested in your non-fiction essays that capture the heritage of the Midwest -- stories that only could have happened here, for example, or stories that reflect an important value of the Midwestern lifestyle.
Entries should be between 225 and 375 words long and should end with a pithy saying that sums up the inspirational message. For example, an essay might end with the following: “Life is easier when you plow around the stumps.” If your story is selected, you will receive a one-time payment of $50 for anthology rights upon publication.
Please submit your writings by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15th, 2008. Please type the title for which you are submitting in the subject line and include the essay in the body of the e-mail (we do not accept attachments). Be sure to include your name and mailing address. There is no limit to the number of essays you can submit!