The Ordinary Guru Contest

Posted on April 28, 2014


ordinary guru contest bannerThis contest sounds like a lot of fun! No entry fee and great prizes!

Rob White is the founder of The Ordinary Guru Foundation. Author of And Then I Met Margaret, and other titles, White’s essays are featured regularly at the Huffington Post.

For The Ordinary Guru Contest, he is looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our view of ourselves and the world. These gurus aren’t necessarily people–they can also be anything in nature that offers you an insight or life lesson, perhaps a pet, a wild animal, or even a tree that helps you see yourself or life differently.

All entries must be original and not previously published.

Open to:   Legal residents of the U.S., District of Columbia, and Canada, excluding Quebec. Must be 18 years & older (19+ in AL & NE) at the time of entry.

Word length:  As short as a few sentences, 1,200 words maximum

Genre: You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon, graphic novel or poem.

1st Prize: $5,000
2nd Prize: $2,500
3rd Prize: $1,500

Entry fee:  None

Deadline:  August 31. 2014

How to submit:  Entries must be submitted through the contest entry form; entries emailed directly to us will not be considered.

For more information go to The Ordinary Guru Contest

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