This spring I submitted several pieces of writing to a handful of contests and had almost forgotten about it. But last night I got an email that my essay “Seeing and Not Seeing” won third place in the Willamette Writers Kay Snow Writing Contest for non-fiction!
You can read a description of the essay at the Personal Essay and Memoir page.
I’ve also posted a few excerpts, Reading Eyes and Faces, Albino and My Face, which are part of the longer essay which you can read anytime.
I’m so psyched. This was the first time I did anything with my writing in years. I honestly didn’t think it would go anywhere but entered anyway saying what the hell, why not? So now I get to go to the awards banquet at the Willamette Writers Conference. I was thinking about going to the conference and this has sorta tipped things, especially with a free banquet meal! I can’t wait to go and hang out with all kinds of other writers and soak up the writerly atmosphere.
Also, I get fifty bucks. Pretty awesome :)
YAY!!!!! Congratulations, Emilia! Super proud of you!!!!! Love, Jill
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Congratulations! Nothing like the feeling of finding out your writing actually translates into beer money.
@Kevin – my thoughts exactly! Maybe my “winnings” can go to drinks at the conference :)
@Jill – Thanks so much!!
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