15 October 2010

October Writing Contest: “At Mama’s Kitchen Table”

Post date: 15 October 2010
Deadline: 31 October 2010

Free Entry! Send in Your Essay Now!

Do you have a story or a memory about your mother’s kitchen table? I am hosting a writing contest during the month of October for the best essay with the theme “At Mama’s Kitchen Table.” Each essay submitted will be posted under the “Read the Essays” link for all visitors to view! On November 1st, I’ll open up voting to everyone who visits my website to vote for their favorite essay. The two writers who receive the most votes will receive, as a prize, a terrific book about cooking, family, and kitchens. Look below for information about the books!

Contest Rules

1. A maximum of 500 words
2. Only one submission per person
3. Use our online form to Submit Your Essay. Be sure and include your name, email, and mailing address on your entry (these are for notifying you and awarding the prize; names will be included unless you wish to remain anonymous; email and mailing address will not be published).
4. Deadline for entry is October 31, 2010, at midnight.


The first-place winner will be able to choose one of the following books! The second-place winner will choose from the remaining three options.

A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from my Kitchen Table by Molly Wisenberg

Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall Foose

In My Mother’s Kitchen: 25 Writers on Love, Cooking, and Family: With Contributions by Ruth Reichl, M.F.K Fisher, Maya Angelou, Julie Sahni, Joyce White, and Nigel Slater

My Mother’s Southern Kitchen: Recipes and Reminiscences by James Villas

More information here.
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