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November 10, 2008 -- Resilience Multimedia (US)

"Think Outside The Cell" Writing Contest

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Resilience Multimedia, publisher of the widely praised book, "Think Outside the Cell: An Entrepreneur's Guide for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated," is sponsoring a writing contest for people who are or were in prison, and their loved ones. The best submissions will be included in books in Resilience's "Think Outside the Cell Series," which is intended to help the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated tackle hard challenges and have successful lives.

Contestants may write personal stories about one or more of these topics:

  • Reentering society after incarceration
  • Waiting for loved ones to return home from prison
  • Prison marriages and relationships

Three winners will be chosen for each topic and will receive these prizes:

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $ 75

Stories that do not win cash prizes will still be eligible for inclusion in the series.

Writers whose stories are selected will receive a free copy of the book in which their work appears.

These are the contest rules:

  • All stories must be original and about situations or events that actually happened.
  • You may submit stories on more than one topic.
  • Stories may be up to 3,000 words.
  • Stories should be typewritten and double-spaced.
  • Handwritten stories will be accepted as long as they are legible.
  • Each page must include page number, your name, contact information and story title.
  • Resilience Multimedia reserves the right to edit stories for clarity, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
  • Story entries will not be returned.

All entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2008. Winners and other selected stories will be announced on February 1, 2009 at and in a press release.

Here's how to enter:

Email your story, indicating which topic it is intended for, to

OR mail your story to:

Resilience Multimedia
511 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 525
New York, NY 10011

Questions? Email, call 877-267-2303 or write to the above address, or see

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