ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No entry fee
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both. What did she or he mean to you? In particular, how did that person's presence in your life change you, and what do you still carry with you? Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell it as if you were talking to a good friend.
First Prize: $100
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $50
Winning stories will be posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on this website. Many stories from the past two years are here (see links section below).
At some point in the future, we would like to publish an anthology of stories from these contests.
CONTEST CLOSING DATE:
Entries must be sent by midnight, August 16, 2009. Winners will be announced after Past Loves Day, September 17, 2009.
SEND YOUR ENTRY TO: e-mail:
Please include story in the body of your email.
or regular mail:
Spruce Mountain Press
61 Katuah Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667
FOR ALL ENTRIES, BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND
You will find that just revisiting a meaningful part of your heart's journey makes you a winner.