By Marilyn Friedman
We raised enough money for the Writing Pad Ojai Scholarship Fund! Thank you SO much to everyone who donated and volunteered! We will grant a full scholarship ($715 value) to our luxurious retreat on Mar. 25-27 through a writing contest! All rules are below.
Are you a broke writer who wants a mini-vacation, a weekend of fantastic classes, delicious food, and focused writing in a beautiful Ojai ecosanctuary? Please don't be intimidated--apply for the scholarship. You can do it! Good luck! :)
These are the rules you must follow to apply for the scholarship spot. Note: Anyone can respond to the prompt and be entered into the Mar./Apr. contest for a free writing class!
1. Post your writing sample in the comments of this blog AND email a copy to email@example.com NO LATER than Thursday, March 10 at 9 a.m. It should be a maximum of 5 paragraphs (the shorter, the better).
2. Also email proof of current or long-term economic hardship to firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER than Thursday,March 10 at 9 a.m. Ex. Bank statements, letter demonstrating that you have been laid off from your job, etc. Feel free to summarize your situation in the email. This will be kept completely confidential.
3. Writing submissions can be in any form (poetry, short story, dialogue, fiction, non-fiction, a rant, etc.) but must apply to the prompt about escaping below.
4. The contest will be judged by the following esteemed writers (see the next blog entry for their bios): Joe Donnelly, Michelle Wildgen, James Brown, Adrienne Sharp, Dan Dunn. The contest winner will be announced by Tuesday, March 15.
Writing Prompt: Write about a time when you (or your character) escaped. Pick one and write for 10 minutes about it. Then post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog. For a chance at the scholarship spot, also email your writing sample and proof of current or long-term economic hardship to email@example.com, following the instructions above.
Comment on this blog! Write about a time when you escaped. Even if you are not applying for the scholarship, comment! You could win a free class at Writing Pad!