1,000 Word Essay Contest

Got a writer in you somewhere? Let that rascal out!

A Bright Idea!

Guest Author Wanted

The Concept

The idea came to me to write a ten-essay ebook with each essay exactly 1,000 words long. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what kind of picture can one paint with a thousand words?

Then I got a better idea! What if I write nine instead and include a tenth from an Tadalafil Oral Strips Online essay contest winner? That’s where you come in. If you have the writing chops and the urge, why not set that story that’s burning a hole in your heart free? It can be purely made-up, autobiographical, a story you heard, something you witnessed…you name it!

The contest entries will be judged by a three-person panel, including myself.

House Rules

  • Must be 100% original, unassisted work of the contestant.
  • Must be EXACTLY 1,000 words in length (not counting the title or headings, sub-headings, etc.
  • No x-rated or inappropriate material – controversial is ok.
  • Submit in Word or .pdf format.

the process


Best Practices

  • Write your rough draft. Let it flow.
  • Use a good spelling/grammar checker.
  • Use action verbs when possible.
  • Avoid too many adverbs.
  • Check your word count; tighten your language – write tight!
  • Entertain yourself. If you are entertained, encouraged, enlightened, emotional, you will strike a chord with the reader.
  • Proofread your work. When you are done, walk away for a few days, then read it cold. Still like it?
  • Repeat until you are satisfied.
  • Submit your masterpiece!


Fabulous Prizes!

First Prize…

  • Inclusion in 1,000 Words on…
    • This site
    • AudioBook
    • eBook
  • Blog post featuring your essay.
  • Free copy of eBook and AudioBook
  • Customized L.A. Holly logo T-shirt or coffee cup (your choice


  • Free copy of eBook & AudioBook
  • Logo T-Shirt
  • Blog post featuring your essay.

Entry Form