Finalists and Voting! Red Heart :: Black Heart Writing Contest

We received about 650 entries for our Valentine’s Day writing
contest, and narrowed the field down to 10 finalists. Now you get to
choose the winner! Visit our forum and vote for the essay, letter, or poem that most strikes your juicy-red or bitter-black heart. The winner receives a $250 shopping spree at, as well as a personal congratulations from me (and a box of chocolates).

WD staff chose 46 entries overall to be included in a contest
compilation, which will be available as a free download from our site by
Feb. 14. You can see if you made the finalist list here.

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About Jane Friedman

Jane Friedman is a full-time entrepreneur (since 2014) and has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. She is the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential publishing industry newsletter for authors, and is the former publisher of Writer’s Digest. In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at Jane’s newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018).


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