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Spruce Mountain Press Annual Story Contest

To foster awareness of Past Loves Day which is on September 17, Spruce Mountain Press sponsors an annual Story Contest. The Contest, and the Day, offers an opportunity to acknowledge a truth that lingers in your heart. Entry Fee: No entry fee. Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both:

  • What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person?
  • What is it about that special someone that you still cherish?
  • IN PARTICULAR, how did that person’s presence in your life change you and how you experience the world?

Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend. First Prize: $100   Second Prize: $75   Third Prize: $50 Honorable Mention(s) Winning stories will be posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on this website. All winning stories, and those selected for honorable mention, will also be included in an upcoming anthology, to be published by Spruce Mountain Press, late fall of 2011. Please specify if you would prefer that your story NOT be included in this anthology OR posted on this website. This in no way affects your eligibility to win.

Entry Deadline Date: Entries must be sent by midnight, August 17. Winning stories will be posted on this website as near October 17 as possible. Individuals who have won prizes will be informed as soon as selections have been made, approximately one month after the closing date.

Send to:   e-mail: contest@ourpastloves.com
Please paste story into the body of your email, AND BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS WITH YOUR STORY.  Or you may submit by regular mail to:

CONTEST, Spruce Mountain Press, 61 Katuah Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667

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