Writing Prompt: Your Essay Could Win
When did you first understand the meaning of love? Maybe you were a child, witnessing a generous act by your father or mother. Maybe the lesson came later, as you grappled with the challenges of being a friend, a spouse, or a parent yourself. Whatever made you understand love — and yourself — better, tell us about it.
This is a great writing prompt! But you can also use what you write to enter Real Simple’s fourth annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could…
- Have your essay published in Real Simple magazine,
- Win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors, and,
- Receive a prize of $3,000
To enter, send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest begins at 12:01 A.M. EST on May 3, 2011, and runs through 11:50 P.M. EST on September 15, 2011.