Erma Bombeck Writing Competition

Posted on January 7, 2010


“Hook ’em with the lead. Hold ’em with laughter. Exit with a quip they won’t forget.” — Erma Bombeck

Capture the essence of Erma’s writings and you could win in 2010!

Erma Bombeck inspired people worldwide with her columns and books about life’s trials and tribulations. Her memory lives on in the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition hosted every two years by the Washington-Centerville Public Library and the University of Dayton.

Categories: Humor and Human Interest Mystery

Word length: 450 words or less

Deadline: January 31, 2010

4 First Place winners will be selected to receive $100 each, plus free admission ($375 value) to the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop sponsored by the University of Dayton. Winning essays will be published on Washington-Centerville Public Library’s website and in a local newspaper.

Judges will also select several essays for Honorable Mention. The writers will receive a competition certificate.

How to submit:
Please use official online entry form

Click here for a complete list of Contest Rules.

                                              ** Disclaimer **
Peggy Tibbetts – that’s me – is among the panel of judges for this year’s competition.

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