Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Being a Grown Up Could Pay Off

Here’s the Real Simple essay contest announcement (note the big bucks prize!):

When did you realize that you had become a grown-up? Perhaps it was when you first paid taxes or met your son’s first girlfriend. Whether the experience was difficult, funny, easy, or bittersweet, share your lesson and you could win. Enter Real Simple’s second-annual Life Lessons essay contest and you could have your essay published in Real Simple; win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors; and receive a prize of $3,000.

For entry instructions, go to


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.