Write Your Story Contest Entries accepted January 1, 2019 - April 2, 2019
Non-Fiction entries must fall into one of the following categories:
NARRATIVE NON-FICTION PERSONAL ESSAY SELF-HELP
*Required* - Your submission should inspire one or more of the following:Hope, Compassion, Kindness, Love.
Your story must be true. No fiction, no creative writing.
Non-fiction stories are written in the first person and have a beginning, middle and an end.
Stories should end with something that creates an emotion or a thought provoking question.
Always remember, in writing, it is better to SHOW, not tell.
A good story evokes emotion (laughter, tears...).
A good story evokes feelings (hope, gratitude, rekindling a passion for life...).
A good story is one that touches the readers and helps them feel happy and hopeful about their own lives.
Your story should focus on a true story that shows ordinary people having extraordinary experiences.
Non-fiction entries/stories should be filled with emotion and forward motion.
Stories that brighten the readers day and leave the reader feeling good about life are strongly encouraged.
Good stories utilize the five senses -- helping the reader feel more involved in the story.
The most powerful stories are those that inspire hope, compassion, kindness, love, and/or connection.
*We will NOT accept contest entries that contain any element of: graphic violence of *any* kind, explicit sex scenes, hate speech/discrimination. Religious based submissions will also not be accepted, including but not limited to sermons and eulogy's. Term papers, testimonials, and letters will not be accepted. Submissions containing politics or controversial issues will also not be accepted. Journal entries will not be accepted. "As told to" stories will not be accepted. Any submission that contains these elements will automatically be disqualified from the contest. Operators of the contest have the right to refuse or disqualify an entry for any reason, at anytime.
What is Non-Fiction? Your non-fiction WYS entry should be prose writing that is based on facts, real events and real people. The story must be your story and cannot be an "as told to" story.