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Enter Glamour’s 9th Annual Essay Writing Contest!


Every women has an inspiring true story somewhere inside her—and we want to hear yours!”

Are you an aspiring writer? Do you have a moving story to tell?  Enter Glamour Magazine’s 9th Annual Essay Writing Contest and get the chance to share your defining experience with the world. If you win, you not only get the chance to see your story published in an issue of Glamour, but also receive $5,000 and a meeting with a top literary agent!

Glamour has been soliciting MFA departments and writing workshops across the country for entries. If you’ve ever submitted to the “Her Story” section of Her Campus, we know you’ve got material to pass on to Glamour! Your tale can be about anything from overcoming an obstacle to finding the love of your life. If there’s passionand an inspiring conclusion, you’ve got what it takes!

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2012. For more information, and to enter, click here. The entry form allows you to upload your story as a Word document. Just make sure what you’ve written falls between the specified range of 2,500-3,500 words.

The submissions are judged by a panel of notable authors, including Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. In evaluating pieces, the qualities they look for include “strong writing, original style and a compelling story.” They’re searching for young, avid writers, so don’t be afraid to go for it and submit a piece of your own!

Be sure to check out the amazing story submitted by last year’s winner, Angie Kim. After moving from Seoul to Baltimore at the age of 12, she had to adapt to daily life at an American junior high. She shares her experiences struggling with language barriers and bullies here

We want to hear about your amazing experiences as well!  Check out how you can see your story featured in Her Campus as well!

A Chicago native, Elizabeth is going into her senior year at the College of William & Mary, where she is majoring in Psychology and Literary & Cultural Studies. Last year she circumnavigated the globe and visited 12 developing nations with a study abroad program called Semester at Sea, honing her travel writing skills and chasing her dream of someday working abroad. Currently she is the Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine Winged Nation and the Philanthropy Chair of her beloved music sorority, Nu Kappa Epsilon. When she's not writing her butt off for class or for pleasure, she can usually be found practicing harp, watching Community, or hanging out with her Phi Sigma Pi brothers.
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