Gloria Robinson is one of my roller skating buddies who submitted a story for the 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition last year, and only received a nice thank you letter for her entry. She submitted the same story this year and placed #68. And, she was the only person from Illinois who placed within the top 100. Read about her experience and link to her story below. Yay Gloria!!!
In May of 2009, I wrote a piece, which I called Parenting for a Change. I entered my story in the 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition, the Magazine Feature Article category. Unfortunately, I did not win; I received a nice letter, thanking me for entering the competition. Though I was disappointed, I decided I would enter the same article in the 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition. This time, I received Honorable Mention for my article. My entry was among the top 100, out of 1,000 participants; I was number 68.
On December 16, 2011, the names of the top 100 entrants appeared on The Writer’s Digest Website. My article will not get printed in Writer’s Digest magazine, but I will continue my efforts to get it printed in a major magazine.
I encourage my fellow writers to continue to write until something happens—then continue to write until something else happens. It is very important to stay positive, and celebrate with the winners so that your winning spirit directs you to your prize.
My special thanks to you, Marcie, for sharing your triumphs and dreams with me; as I celebrate with you, I embrace your positive energy–which is sure to propel me forward.
Gloria D. Robinson