I just read about a writing competition called the Silver Lining Contest and I thought it was worthy of passing along word about it.
This competition, a partnership between Adams Media (the Cup of Comfort anthology publisher) and Redbook magazine, will award $1,000 to a Grand Prize winner. The winner's work will be excerpted in the magazine and published in full on the Cup of Comfort website. To enter, write a 1,000- to 2,000-word personal essay about finding comfort in today's economy.
Deadline is May 15. There is no fee to enter. The contest is open to legal residents of the US and Canada, 18 years of age and older. To learn more, visit http://www.cupofcomfort.com/learnmore/.