Happy Thanksgiving to all. How are all you lovely ladies doing?
Below you will find an e-mail exactly as I received it (sans a couple of changes to its grammar) which concerns an international writing competition. My only suggestion? Make sure that the competition is legitimate before sending any funds.
Dear "Kitchen Table" Writer,
I found your email address on the IWWG website. I love the idea of the'Kitchen table' and I was wondering whether you and the other women writers might be interested in the competition we are organizing. We are a creative writing centre in Greece and this is our first competition. The details about our centre and our views on writing you find on our website:
The details about the competition I have attached below but can also be seen on: www.limnisa.com/writingcompetitions
All best regards and looking forward to hearing from you,
Limnisa Writing Competition 2009. This international contest is open worldwide and is for short stories on any subject up to 3,000 words. Closing: March 1st,2009.
1st Prize: One week holiday in self catering Seaview Apartment with terrace and two double bedrooms, 3 minutes from the Beach in Methana, Greece (2 hours by ferry from Piraeus). 2nd Prize: Free single place one-on-one week creative writing holiday at seaside location on Methana,Greece. (www.limnisa.com/writing)
Five runners up will get a 25% discount on the same one week creative writing holiday.(www.limnisa.com/writing)
The winning stories will be published on our new writers’ website, starting this winter. All contest entries will be considered for publication (subject to permission by authors). Entry Fee: $7,50 (£5 )
Comp Page: www.limnisa.com/writingcompetitions