A Contest for Writing Moms

One of my good friends, Christine Fugate, an independent filmmaker, writer and very busy mom is hosting the 2nd Annual Mothering Heights Mother’s Day Essay Contest which ties in to her blog, Mothering Heights.  I have so many writer friends that visit my blog I promised Christine to help spread the word about her contest.   This year’s topic is “What do you know now as a Mom that you wish you’d known before giving birth?”

But wait! 

 This isn’t just a contest to see your writing published on a blog, we’re talking seeing your essay published in a book, too. 

Last year’s contest was so successful and fun that Christine has a deal to publish a book from this year’s submissions! In order to make this Mothering Heights Mother’s Day event a success, Christine needs YOUR help.

1. If you are a mom, please write an essay sharing your thoughts and stories and submit it to the contest.

2. Please share this info with friends who like to write. (This is a great opportunity for writers to get published.)

3.  Read the contest info below and get writing!

Mothering Heights announces

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Essay Contest and Publishing Deal


What do you know now as a Mom that you wish you’d known before giving birth? What wry, witty, honest and personal observations would you share with Mothers and Mothers-to-be everywhere?  Mothering Heights wants to know! 

Mothering Heights is currently accepting essays for the 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Essay Contest. Essays must be of original content, in English and 1,000 to 1,500 words long.  We are looking for humor, poignancy and personal anecdotes – no tired old clichés please!  Each essay needs to be accompanied by a 100 to 150 word bio on the author.

Twenty essays will be chosen by Mothering Heights creator Christine Fugate and featured in a book currently titled Mothering Heights Mother’s Day Essays, Volume One to be published by West-Coast Bias Press for Mother’s Day 2008. The writer of each essay included in the collection will receive a Mothering Heights Tiara and three copies of the book.

West-Coast Bias Press was recently founded by mother, poet and writer LeeAnne Langton and is located in Laguna Beach, California. The press’s first book, Everyday Magic, by Paul Tayyar was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Christine Fugate is a mother, writer and award winning filmmaker who was chosen as one of Showbiz Data’s Top 100 Directors in 2001. After having children, she began writing Mothering Heights, a syndicated parenting column that appears in papers and magazines across the country, She started MotheringHeights.net as a way to stay in touch with her readers and encourage moms to write about their own experiences.

Last year’s Mother’s Day Essay Contest was very successful and chose “Praying for Patience,” an essay by Rachel Coleman, the creator of Signing Time, as the winning essay. Chosen essays were posted online at MotheringHeights.net and received thousands of visitors.

Entries for this year’s contest should be sent to submissions@motheringheights.net.  Each essay must include the author’s name, address, telephone number and email address. Visit Mothering Heights for details.

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