Each month I distribute an e-newsletter to about 700 readers, and in it I have a writing contest which is open to the public. The prize is $25 (yes, I know it's not much, but I'm also a struggling writer), but you also get a sample of your writing in front of 700 readers. The rules are few. It can be prose or poetry, fiction or nonfiction, essay, etc. The only restrictions are that it be rated no worse than PG and four pages or less. And no technical papers please--I'm not that smart. The deadline is 12:00 AM on June 10th, or the first 30 entries, whichever comes first. Just email me your entry or for more information. Or, if you prefer, let me know and I can email a copy of my last newsletter so you can see the format and what I'm looking for. Judging the winner is totally up to me, and my decision will be based on spelling, grammar, and the storyline. And please let me know if it's okay to send you future newsletters so I don't get labeled with sending spam. Thanks.