My memoir piece has been chosen as one of the seven finalists for a contest organized by The Memoirists Collective.
Hundreds of entries, huge talent pool, diverse subjects. I feel overwhelmed and humbled to have even placed.
The winner, chosen from among these finalists, will have his/her proposal read by the top editors of three major publishing houses--Harper Collins, Hyperion and Holt. No guarantee of the proposal being accepted for publication, but a huge opportunity nonetheless.
There will be another round, with the finalists expanding their entries and doing a workshop with the organizers. A great learning experience all in all.
You can read my entry here. Please feel free to post comments.
Special thanks to Bernita for helping me polish the piece for submission. :)