Seems like all the major women’s magazines are hopping on the essay contest bandwagon this year. The latest to sponsor a contest is Meredith Corporation’s popular Ladies’ Home Journal.
Entries for the LHJ’s personal essay contest must be postmarked on or before December 13, 2011. Each entry must fall between 1,500 and 2,500 words to be eligible, and may be submitted via postal mail or the magazine’s online form.
The topic for this year’s essay: PERSONAL GROWTH.
Prize: $3,000 and possible publication in a future issue.
You can see the complete rules here. (As of this posting, it should be noted that LHJ’s website is incredibly slow. Be patient.)
Good luck, and happy writing!