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My Inner Chick Writing Contest

A wounded deer leaps the highest. – Emily Dickinson


MY INNER CHICK’S 2nd Annual Writing Contest opens September 5th, 2016, with an entry deadline of November 5th, 2016.


THEME: Write About Someone or Something That Has Changed Your Life in a dramatic, transformative, powerful way.



-1000 word maximum ( if you go over, your submission will be eliminated )Be original, raw, uninhibited, authentic, honest, and more than anything, make us “FEEL “something.

-Submissions can be previously published, but must be your own words & fit the theme and word count.

-All entries will be judged by My Inner Chick Judges—based on the following criteria: originality (25 percent), creativity (25 percent), use of language (25 percent), and appropriateness to contest theme (25 percent).

-All entries must have full names, emails, & short bios, but no names the actual stories, please. We will not know who the winner is until we unanimously agree on our favorite stories. Please send submissions to

-The winner will receive an inspirational bracelet with one of our favorite quotes, “She Believed She Could So She Did.” She will also be featured on My Inner Chick’s blog and My Inner Chick’s Facebook page.

-We didn’t forget about the men. We know some of you secretly read My Inner Chick, right? Anyhow, if your story is chosen, We shall bake my mother’s famous chocolate chip cookies for you and send them special delivery.

Thank you, darlings. We can’t waaaaaaaaaaaait to read your entries.   xx

—Last Year’s Winning Entry:

Winning Submission for My Inner Chick

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  • Reply
    August 30, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Cool idea, Kim, with very cool prizes! I hope you get LOTS of entries to choose from. Not sure if I can find time during this period to get something “raw” put together; how about if I promise to try, at least??

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      My Inner Chick
      August 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      I will not know who enters until the end…
      I hope you AT LEAST try. xx

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    Elephant's Child
    August 30, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    What a wonderful idea.
    I am looking forward to reading some inspirational entries.

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      My Inner Chick
      August 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      I can’t wait to read some of the entries, S. xxx

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    August 30, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I wish I didn’t stop writing 🙂

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      My Inner Chick
      August 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      One NEVER stops writing, darling. WRITE. xxxxx

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    Chris Carter
    August 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Oooh, I just LOVE this topic and I cannot WAIT to see who wins! I remember how powerful last years winner’s post was… SO cool that you’re doing this again, love. I hope you get tons of submissions and they all MOVE you.

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    Lisa @ The Meaning of Me
    August 30, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I remember reading last year’s winner! Cool idea (again)!

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    August 31, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Awesome! I am battling to write my book, let alone anything else, it sits open every single day to remind me. I even have a note above my screen that says, WRITE WRITE WRITE.
    You are such a darling and I love your inspiration! Thank you!
    PS. I mailed a teeny tiny little surprise for you today. Hope it arrives in one piece and soon.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo

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      My Inner Chick
      August 31, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Hello, my darling.
      Looking forward to my teeny tiny surprise in the mail! thank you! xxxx

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    lisa thomson-The Great Escape...
    August 31, 2016 at 9:28 am

    What an awesome opportunity you’re giving out, Kim! the prizes are wonderful as well. The bracelet a lovely symbol of why we write. And the cookies? Oh, you know how to get a man to open up 😉

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    August 31, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Fabulous idea, dear Kim! I hope that you will get tons of fabulous entries! I love this contest, the theme and the idea behind it! And I cannot wait to read the winning entry!
    Have a ton of fun with all the submissions, dear friend!

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      My Inner Chick
      August 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Hi, Andrea,
      Yes, me too!
      I look forward to reading and savoring each and every story.
      I mean, we all have one. xx

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    Balroop Singh
    August 31, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    What a wonderful idea Kim, you are awesome! Just now i have read last years’s entry, it is so poignant and chilling. It gave me goosebumps! Your support is love personified. 🙂

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      My Inner Chick
      August 31, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      and your support thrills me. Thank you for your voice. xxx

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    August 31, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Glad to see you’re holding a writing contest again, and the topic of a transformative personal or experience is solid.

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    September 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Hey Kim,

    Oh yeah, I can sense you’ve been anxiously waiting for my comment. All the best with your writing contest. Of course, I don’t enter writing contests. Wouldn’t be fair on the other competitors. Note how modest I am. Or maybe delusional. Have a good one, eh.

    Gary 🙂 xx

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    Red Dwyer
    September 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Absolutely lovely!
    Much love from the heart of Texas

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      My Inner Chick
      September 4, 2016 at 6:34 am

      …And much love from the land of 10,000 Lakes! xxxx

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    September 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    What a lovely idea Kim!! Can’t wait to read the winner’s entry! 😀 xxx

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      My Inner Chick
      September 4, 2016 at 6:34 am

      Can’t wait to read all of the lovely entries, Lorraine. xx

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    Corinne Rodrigues
    September 2, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    What a fab idea. Spreading the word.

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    September 4, 2016 at 5:28 am

    wow! what an amazing idea

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      My Inner Chick
      September 4, 2016 at 6:35 am

      I hope many people enter, Hilary.
      Perhaps Lucy wants to write something. xx

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    September 5, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    What a wonderful thing you’re doing, Kim, encouraging writers to tell their meaningful stories. Can’t wait to see the winning entry!

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    Marie K
    September 6, 2016 at 7:53 am

    I remember last year Kim! This is awesome. You are an angel. Can’t wait to start writing. And discover the many entries you’ll get.
    You know what, the words on the bracelet are dear to me – they give me faith and energy.

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      My Inner Chick
      September 6, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      you are the “ANGEL.” xxxx WRITE!

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    Sandra Garth
    September 9, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Great idea Kim and you are so inspirational!

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