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Ron Hoppmann wins Madison Magazine Memoir Contest

Published on November 20, 2012, by in Contest.

  Madison Magazine Memoir Contest Winner Ron Hoppmann was born on Madison’s east side in 1934. He attended Marquette Elementary School and East High School. Ron spent three years active duty in the Marine Corps and went to college in Colorado. Ron says, “I write because I have no choice in the matter.” Since retiring

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Madison Magazine Contest now closed. Next step: select a winner.

Published on November 2, 2012, by in Contest.

Fifty-one entries! That’s how many my Memoir Contest with Madison Magazine drew! The contest closed at midnight 10/31/12. Reading entries now… so many so good, it will be hard to choose… Our judges panel meets 11/12. Shortly after that, the winner will be announced. In the meantime, follow our progress on my blog with Madison Magazine,

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Madison Magazine Memoir Contest deadline extended to 10/31

Published on September 27, 2012, by in Contest.

Not every great story makes it into the news–and that’s why we need to tell our own life stories. One lucky winner will win the chance to work on a memoir with me as a writing partner. The final deadline for the Madison Magazine Memoir Contest  has been extended to October 31, 2012. We’ve already gotten

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Win the Story of Your Life—Published!

Published on August 20, 2012, by in Contest.

Madison Magazine and I  have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the chance to see your life story become a book. All you have to do to enter is write a 500-word autobiographical sketch about a special memory from your life. You could write a scene from your childhood, or describe a memorable event from later in

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Does competition motivate you?

Published on August 1, 2012, by in Contest.

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the recognition and confidence that comes with winning a competition against worthy peers, you’ll want to know about Wisconsin Writers’ Association contests. The WWA offers several contests suitable for memoir writers: In the Jade Ring Contest, entries that are “Memoir/ Reminiscence: about self and/or family, includes nostalgia.

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