Our Stories

I’m very big on encouraging moms to take every opportunity to write a story, stories, their stories, in any kind of form like a poem, in a journal, a newspaper, or submit it to a magazine.    One of the best ways to get started, get a little practice or recognition for your work is by entering writing contests and now is the time to enter the 2nd Annual Ladies Home Journal 2012 Personal Essay Contest now through December 7, 2012.  All the details can be found on the Ladies Home Journal website.

This is from an email note sent to me for the contest:

Dear LHJ Readers,

Hope you are well and having a terrific summer!

As the hot days wind down and the season of back-to-school is upon us, we wanted to make sure you knew that we’ve kicked off our second annual personal essay contest!

We loved reading all of your essays last year, and hope you will participate again. Our theme this year is “The Day That Changed My Life.” We want to hear about a memorable moment in your life — the day, or the hour, or the second that changed everything. We urge you to be poignant, reflective, funny. Make us howl with laughter. Make us blubber in our cubicles (we can take it!).

You can even think back to your essay from last year. Do you think it fits this year’s theme? Feel free to resubmit it. Or write a new one! We can’t wait to hear what you’ve got up your sleeve.

For instructions on how to enter, visit http://www.lhj.com/essaycontest . There you’ll find the official rules and answers to frequently asked questions.

We can’t wait to hear from you!
Happy writing, The Editors at Ladies’ Home Journal

Good Luck!


September 2012 LHJ

So fitting


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