Announcing the Soul Shelter First-Person Essay Award, with U.S. $2,000 in prizes and no entry fees:
- Grand Prize: $1,000 and publication online
- Second Prize: $500 and publication online
- Third Prize: $250 and publication online
- Plus Five Runner-Up Awards of $50 each
All entries must be nonfiction and 400-1,500 words in length.
Essays should tell a true story based on the author’s personal experience and relating to the Soul Shelter theme of “balancing fortune and fulfillment, or getting a living while having a life.”
We’re interested in personal, affecting, and inspiring entries more than slick writing. There are no entry fees, and there will be no future attempts to sell or market anything to entrants.
Submit your entry online by July 1, 2008. Awards will be made on or before July 31, 2008. All entries will be considered for publication with author credit at SoulShelter.com.