Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Life Lessons Essay Contest

Real Simple magazine has submission guidelines for their Life Lessons essay contest. They are looking for essays that depict the memories of the most important day of your life. The word limit max is 1500. The online submission deadline is September 9th and snailmail submissions must be postmark by September 9th and received by September 16th.

This comes with a big prize and the opportunity to be published in Real Simple magazine.

Get Writing!


DeeprBlue said...

Hi. My name is Valerie and I came across your blog through Google. I've spent days...without sleep...writing this essay and I just...finished. I went to email it and within a few minutes got a delivery status failure message back. I rechecked the "simple" email "lifelessons@realsimple.com" and it was correct but sent it a second time anyway. I got it back again. have you heard anything about this?
Please let me know of any help you can offer if so. It would mean the world to me. valerielk11@yahoo.com

Tricia Sanders said...

Hi Valerie,

Sorry you're having trouble with the address for Real Simple. I checked their website and the address you have is what it shows. I copied this directly from their website, so give it a shot lifelessons@realsimple.com

If that fails they have a snail mail address, but it has to be postmarked today.
Essay Contest, Real Simple, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, 9th floor, New York, NY 10020.

Thanks for letting me know. Hope you get yours entered.


Anonymous said...

I sent my essay via email and received two messages. One being that the delivery failed - and the other was a reply from real simple thanking me for the submission. I hope this helps.

Tricia Sanders said...

Ummmm, something must have been wacky with their email addy. Hope it wasn't overloaded with submissions. But it sounds like you perservered. If you win, stop back by and let me know. I wish you luck with your submission.