Ms. Magazine announces essay contest in honor of 40th anniversary

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In honor of Ms. Magazine’s 40th anniversary this coming year (amazing!), the folks at Stanford University are organizing a number of events, including an essay contest.

Over the past forty years Ms. magazine has offered feminist reporting and perspectives on topics ranging from Marilyn Monroe to childbirth, from breast cancer to domestic violence. A group of Stanford faculty and editors of Ms. have selected forty Ms. covers from the magazine’s inaugural freestanding issue in 1972 to today. We invite you to submit a 150-word essay about one of these covers.

Ten $100 cash prizes will be awarded for the best short essays. Entries will be judged on originality, vision, awareness of feminist issues and quality of expression. Winning entries will be displayed alongside the Ms. covers on the Stanford campus in January 2012.

The essay contest ends on October 15th–so get to work!

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