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AARP & The Huffington Post Are Running a Memoir Writing Contest

aarpThe AARP and The Huffington Post have teamed up for a writing contest. The two organizations are calling for memoirs as part of their new Memoir Contest.

The winner will get a $5,000 prize will be excerpted in AARP The Magazine and featured on The Huffington Post’s website. In addition, Simon & Schuster will consider publishing the work.  The first 5,000 words of the memoir is due February 15, 2014. Finalists from this round are invited to submit their complete memoir by June 15th. The books should run between 20,000 to 50,000 words.

To enter the contest, you have to have been born before Dec. 31, 1964. Here is more about eligibility from the rules:

The AARP & Huff/Post50 Memoir Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia) who were born before Dec. 31, 1964. Employees, contractors, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses), including those living in the employees’ households of AOL Inc., AARP, Simon & Schuster, Inc. (“S&S”), and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), are not eligible to enter or win a Prize.

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