Washington Post Travel Writing Contest

Are you an armchair humor writer, a closet Dave Barry or James
(WP - WP) Thurber? Have you thought that, if you ever got around to writing, your wit could be your Plan B?

Now’s your chance.

Introducing: TheWP Magazine Humor Contest.

Win $1, 000! Or less.

Readers can submit original, unpublished material to any or all of three categories:

A true memoir A 140-character Twitter joke

Submit your Twitter entry by tweeting using the hashtag #wphumor. Prize: $140. Click on the button below or tweet however is most conveninent for you. Note: You must have a Twitter account to enter. If you don’t have one, you can register for free here. Please be sure your tweets are set to public so we can view your submission. If you’re a winner, we will contact you via Twitter direct message, so please be sure to also follow @washingtonpost and pay attention to your messages once the contest has ended.

A funny photo, real, not staged

One entry per person. See example below. Prize: 0. Submit your photo entry by clicking through here to upload your photo. You will need to be registered on washingtonpost.com to upload. Registration is free online. See further instructions on the upload process here. Having trouble? E-mail comments@washingtonpost.com.
The WigwamMotel inHolbrook, Ariz. (Michael S. Williamson - THE WASHINGTON POST)

Post staff members will determine 15 finalists in each category, then five celebrity judges will pick winners. Winning entries will be published in the Oct. 14 issue of WP Magazine and at washingtonpost.com.

Meet the judges

Three judges will evaluate all three categories:

Lewis Black performs stand-up at at the Warner Theater. (Dustin Fenstermacher - FOR THE WASHINGTON POST) Lewis Black, 63, national stand-up ranter and social critic, best-selling author, regular contributor to “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” and Silver Spring native.

Gene Weingarten, 60, Pulitzer-winning journalist, author of WP Magazine’s Below the Beltway humor column and co-author of the syndicated strip “Barney & Clyde.”

Erin Jackson, 34, nationally touring stand-up comedian and writer — and Howard University grad — who has appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ” Comedy Central and, most recently, on TV Guide Network’s “StandUp in Stilettos.”

Joining them for memoirs:

Emily Yoffe, 56, who writes Slate’s Dear Prudence advice column and spent many years humiliating herself as the Web site’s Human Guinea Pig. She was inspired to write the book “What the Dog Did” after her beagle ate her bra.

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Q&A

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Where can I post a writing contest for Suspense Novels?

I represent a publishing company that is running a contest to search for the next great Suspense Novel. Does anyone know of a place where I can post this to get the word out? The winner will be offered a publishing contract and there are lots of other great prizes, too. Thank you for the help!

How about Storymash.com? Have you thought about partnering with a company to publish collaborative fiction, like storymash style contest stories?