Announcing the winner of this contest and the recipient of 50% off to my September Montana writing retreat:
Thanks to all who submitted. You helped the judges see the sunrise with new eyes.
I woke early in Florida the other day and watched the sun rise. And I decided…I have not watched enough sunrises. I find that when I do…something always happens. Especially when they include a watery horizon.
There is a story in this photograph. That bird knows something, if only that it needs to fish. I want to live that deliberately.
To that end…write me this story in 1200 words or less. The winner gets half off to my writing retreat in Montana this September 26-29th.
I look forward to your entries… And I hope you look forward to your sunrise.
Send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions close May 1st. I will announce the winner on May 2nd here and will send you a personal email.
Thanks for all your beautiful stories. It’s been a true pleasure reading them. If yours does not win, I invite you to apply to the retreat anyway. It’s fast filling up, so if you are interested in coming regardless of the 50% off rate, email me. The retreat is $1,800 which includes three vegan meals a day, private room, intensive small group writing workshops, private writing time, and one-on-one sessions with Laura, deep in the woods of Montana on a lake. Email me and I can send you more info. I am officially opening registration next week, but am making pre-registration available to writing contest applicants so let me know if you want to be put on the list regardless. yrs. Laura