Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand — Mark Twain
This is the second annual competition organised to raise funds for the Mark Twain House and Museum in Connecticut USA and entries are welcome from around the world.
Humourous essays and stories can be up to a generous 7000 words long AND you’re allowed to send in work that has already been published. Your submission can’t have won a prize in a humourous writing contest before, but that’s the only restriction. Entry fees are on the high side at $22 for those 18 and over and $12 for 17 and under. At the time of writing $22 was roughly 20 euros or £14.25 . However, the prizes are reasonable wads of cash.
• 1st Prize: $1,000 (Adult), $600 (Young Author)
• 2nd Prize: $500 (Adult), $400 (Young Author)
• 3rd Prize: $250 (Adult), $200 (Young Author)
• Three Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 Gift Certificate for the…
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