Why am I seeing this?
Because you know me personally, have been in touch via email or have entered the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction before. (Editor's Note: Or know great content on Red Room when you see it.)
What the hell do you want from me, for the love of God?
An entry of 750 words, hopefully funny, in any form, double-spaced, in English.
Why should I even bother? I have a busy life, watching TV and eating barbecued pork rinds.
Because I will give you $500, $250 or $100 of my own hard-earned money.
Oh, suddenly I'm interested. Who is Mona?
Mona was my mother, a tremendous writer and instructor who inspired this contest, begun in 2000.
What are you? A mama's boy?
Yeah. You got a problem with that?
No, no. Just making an observation. How much is it to enter?
Five dollars per entry. A personal check is fine for US entrants. Others should send US currency or checks in US dollars.
Can I send an envelope filled with loose change?
I am not even going to dignify that question with an answer.
Who enters this contest?
Everyone. Professionals. Amateurs. Convicts. Nuns. Extraterrestrials. The first place winner in 2000 was a woman from Paraparaumu, New Zealand.
I have more annoying questions.
Lovely. Feel free to visit the Mona Schreiber Prize page at my website for complete rules and winning entries.
Any advice for entrants?
Yes. Uniqueness is encouraged. Weirdness is preferred.
Are you saying I'm weird?
I'm hoping you are.
Causes Brad Schreiber Supports
Wellstone Action! (Sen. Paul Wellstone, MN)