News: Memoir Contest Announced — Submit a Story About A Treasured Family Recipe; February Contest Winner Announced

by Matilda Butler on March 5, 2010

catnav-news-active-3Post #27 – Women’s Memoirs, News – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

WOMEN’S MEMOIRS CONTEST WINNER FOR FEBRUARY

Kendra and I are pleased to announce the winner of last month’s Women’s Memoir Contest. This woman created an exceptional story complete with recipe and photos for our KitchenScraps feature.

Once we published it, she got out the word to friends, family, and sister writers. When they responded to her story, she promptly added her own comments. She motivated several readers to prepare her mother’s scones and got rave reviews. In other words, she began creating a community around her story.

Mairi Neil and Mum

Mairi Neil and Mum

Yes, you guessed. This month’s winner is Mairi Neil. If you didn’t see her story called Mum’s Legendary Scones, click here.

Women's Memoirs Mindfulness Soap

Women's Memoirs Mindfulness Soap

Of course, when we announced our contest, we didn’t realize that our February winner would live in Australia. So, as I write this blog, Mairi’s bar of Mindfulness Soap is making its way across the ocean. She promises a photo of her once the prize arrives and we’ll post it here.

OUR MARCH AND APRIL CONTESTS

For March and April, we’re changing our contest. We invite you to submit a story that features a recipe. All entries will be read. Kendra and I will choose the best one. It will be published as the month’s award winner. In addition, the top 5 will also be published in the coming months.

RULES:

1. Submit a story vignette that centers around a recipe by March 31 (or April 30 for the second month’s contest). If you’d like to read some of the stories already published, just click here

2. The story should be approximately 1000 words.

3. Include the recipe and photos. Photos can include a picture of the prepared dish, a picture of one or more of the people mentioned in the story, a photo of any memorability mentioned in the story. Use your creativity both in your writing and in the way to include graphical elements.

4. Be sure to email us if you have any questions.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

LaTawnia Kintz March 6, 2010 at

I am so excited about this! I already know what I will write about! God bless you all! Ohhhh…. I tend to have dumb moments and I accidentally deleted the Free Writing Tips… could you please resend them to me? Thank you!

Deanne Watson April 21, 2010 at

I am ready to send my recipe memoir and photos. I would like to send them as an email attachment. Will this be ok ? I was so pleased to be given your website by a person whom I met at a writers workshop here in South Africa. Please don’t use the blueyonder email address if it comes up !! Thank you

Matilda Butler April 21, 2010 at

Deanne:

It helps if you would take the text of your story and copy it into an email. Then attach your photos to the email.

So glad you found us. We’re looking forward to receiving your story.

-Matilda

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