Deadline: September 15, 2021

Apply for the Work and Womanhood Writing Contest 2021. How has your identity as a woman affected your career, jobs and/or your relationship with money? Submit your essay on the theme of “Work and Womanhood” to share your stories, experience and perspective.

The Work and Womanhood Writing Contest is the first in a series of writing contests dedicated to publishing essays about work and money, all written by budding writers whose voices we don’t hear enough of, like people of color, women, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities. The mission is to make work — good work — for writers. That means you get published, get paid, connect with a mentor and join a community that helps you take the next steps in your career.

Prizes

One 1st-place, one 2nd-place and up to 10 finalists will be published. All winners get a mentor session and lifetime membership in the Healthy Rich community of contributors. 1st- and 2nd-place winners also receive a cash prize.

  • 1st place: $250, publication, mentor session, community membership.
  • 2nd place: $75, publication, mentor session, community membership.
  • Finalists: publication, mentor session, community membership.

All entrants get a free one-year subscription ($70 value) to Field Notes, an exclusive newsletter series of stories, tips and resources to be a happy and healthy freelancer.

Eligibility

  • Open to all trans and cis women writers 18+, regardless of previous experience or publication.
  • Essay must be on theme “Work and Womanhood”

Judging Process and Criteria

  • Publication decisions are determined by Dana Sitar, Healthy Rich Co. founder and editor, and Farrah Daniel-Bermudez, a Healthy Rich writing contest judge.
  • Winning essays will fit the theme, showcase exceptional writing, and provide audience a valuable perspective on work, money or both.
  • All submissions must be original and previously unpublished.

Application

To submit your essay for consideration:

  • Create the essay in a Google Doc with sharing settings on “Anyone on the internet with this link can edit.”
  • Fill out the submission form, and add the Google Doc link.

That’s it! A few notes:

  • They require Google Docs because they facilitate collaboration well and anyone can create an account for free. If you prefer to compose elsewhere, just copy+paste your essay into a Doc to submit.
  • They ask for a summary. Don’t fret over it! They won’t judge your summary. It just helps them confirm your essay fits the theme.
  • They don’t publish anything without your permission. You’ll hear from them if they’re interested in your essay, and you’ll approve all edits before publication.

For more information, visit Work and Womanhood Writing Contest.

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