The Talking Writing Prize is an annual contest that celebrates the diversity online of original, personally driven writing.
This year's Talking Writing Prize for Personal Essay will spotlight our annual holiday theme. We're looking for honest,
unsentimental nonfiction about soul searching through words. How do you tackle life's Big Questions? Writers are invited to address mortality,
belief, culture of origin, atheism, or any other issues connected to making meaning in
a complicated world.
Length: Up to 2,000 words. Include only the story title (not your name or affiliation) on the first page and in the page headers.
Judges: Ausma Zehanat Khan and TW Editors
Deadline: October 16, 2017
Prize: $500 and publication in Talking Writing.
Guest judge Ausma Zehanat Khan says of this contest: "I’m
interested in work that highlights both the practical and transcendent
aspects of faith in daily life—from ordinary moments to extraordinary
awakenings, from the painful and inconvenient to the humbling and
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