Glamour - Glamour's seventh annual essay contest winner.
In 2010, she wrote an essay that was selected the winner of Glamour magazine’s “My Real-Life Story Essay Contest” by judges Mary Karr, Jane Smiley, Julia Alvarez and Jennifer 8 Lee. It would become the catalyst for a memoir, The Saltwater Twin and Other Mythical Creatures.
Glamour magazine, which was founded in 1939 in the USA before being launched in the UK in 2000, is one of the best-selling fashion magazines for women. Within the pioneering 'handbag size' format of the magazine’s pages you will find the best of celebrity style tips, advice and fashion guidance.
Maia Morgan. Maia Morgan is a past winner of Glamour magazine’s Real-Life Story Essay Contest and finalist for Fourth Genre’s Steinberg Essay Prize.She is currently finishing her first book, a collection of essays called The Saltwater Twin and Other Mythical Creatures.She lives in Chicago, where she teaches writing and theater in schools, health care facilities, and jails.
The question we are going to explore this week is what makes a winner. As you may know, the fans have been given a big say in who wins in each category with our voting system in place, which allows fans to vote for their favourites. When voting comes to an end, we put the entrants with the most votes from each categories through to the finals.
As part of the initiative we are holding five essay contests, based on the five Open Future themes (Borders, Ideas, Markets, Society and Progress). Each contest is open to people between 16 and 25.
She was the winner of Real Simple’s 2010 essay contest and a finalist in Glamour magazine’s essay contest. She holds a BA in music, an MFA in Creative Writing, and a doctorate in education from Arizona State University. She teaches English at Phoenix Country Day School and is an active volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation.
Publication on the web site and in newsletter. Looking for original literary works based on the healing power of nature, including, but not limited to: gardens, nature, flowers, and aromatherapy. The contest is open to any genre and is open to any writer of any age, writing in English. Entries should be limited to less than 3,000 words.