Erma Bombeck Writing Competion opens

The Erma Bombeck Writing Competion opens Tuesday, January 3. New to the contest this year is a $15 entry fee and a $500 prize to four winners, along with a complimentary registration to the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop April 19-21.

There are two categories, humor and human interest., but entries are limited to one article per person and must be no longer than 450 words. Entries may be unpublished or published only once in the prior year. Articles appearing in a blog are eligible. Entries must be submitted online.

Humorist, Erma Bombeck, graduated from the University of Dayton in 1949, lived with her husband and family in Centerville, Ohio. and the writing contest honors her memory.

The University of Dayton and Washington-Centerville Public Library sponsors the competion in conjunction with the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop. Last year’s contest drew 651 entries.

For submissions and complete contest rules and details, visit the Washington-Centerville Public Library website.

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