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A Look Back at Our 2015 Writing Contest Winners

With the deadline to submit your writing entry for our 2016 Writing Contest just two weeks away, it's a good time to look back at last year's winners to see how others claimed our top spots.

Follow the link below to read the three winning pieces from last year's contest.

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20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of Diane Knaus, publisher, photojournalist, freelancer

For this installment of “20 Questions and a Selfie,” we catch up with Diane Knaus, publisher photojournalist and freelancer. A …

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How to win our 2016 writing contest and claim the $100 grand prize

A few tips and techniques to catch our attention and get your piece in the final round of judging

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It’s here: Our 2016 Writing Contest & $100 Prize Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce the 2016 Stuff Writers Like Writing Contest & Prize Giveaway!

Like previous years, writing entries must be about writing, instructional in nature and written to writers as the foremost audience in mind. But this year we have an exciting new wrinkle: A $25 gift card drawing just for registering for more details.

Plus the more you share your "lucky URL" on your social networks—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest—the greater your odds of winning.

So what are you waiting for? Click this link to learn more, register now and get your unique lucky URL so you can start sharing today.

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Dear Harper Lee: A Note of Thanks

On Feb. 19, 2016, Harper Lee, author of the incomparable "To Kill a Mockingbird," died. In the days following, we struggled to find the right words to express our thoughts on Lee's contribution, until we read this heartfelt letter from one of our writer pals, Cathy Higgins. Cathy has graciously allowed us to repost it here.

Dear Harper Lee,

In light of your recent passing, I thought this would be a good time to posthumously express my appreciation to you for both your literary contribution and for being an example of quiet dignity.

I am so grateful that you took the time to craft “To Kill a Mockingbird.” I first read your wonderful novel as a youth. The complexity and simplicity blended with humor to tell a tale that ...

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20 questions and a selfie: A day in the life of Jen Peake, content marketing specialist for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians

For this installment of “20 Questions and a Selfie,” we catch up with Jen Peake, content marketing specialist for the …

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