2011 Personal Essay Contest
For the first-ever LHJ Personal Essay Contest, we're looking for first-person narratives of personal growth -- a term you can interpret as broadly as you like. Whether you choose to write about a life lesson you learned the hard way or a challenge you managed (or perhaps failed) to meet, no topic is off-limits. And you could win $3,000 and have your essay published in LHJ. Essays will be judged chiefly on their emotional power, their originality, and the quality of their prose.
Originally published in Ladies' Home Journal, September 2011.
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