Let the Austen-ing begin…

One week to go before the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice!

Jane's silo 2

To lead up to this “Austentatious” event we’ll be taking a look at the novel’s characters this week.

Next MONDAY, JANUARY 28th is the deadline for  the super fun, creative, Jane Austen “Essay” Contest. I’m really looking forward to reading/viewing your unique takes on the novel. Send you entries to: ritaLOVEStoWRITE@gmail.com


So get your creative juice flowing for the Jane Austen “Essay” Contest to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice.

Deadline: 28 January 2013

THIS JUST IN: New prize — just for entering…the first 25 people who send in an entry will receive a cool refrigerator magnet like this brand new Austen Neon magnet…



Any one can participate!  Couple of RULES here:

  1. TRY and keep it under 1200 words please.
  2. The “essay” should be Pride and Prejudice centric.
  3. Please submit your “essay” in English.
  4. Have fun with it!
  5. Oh, and no pornography == THIS is Austen after all!

English: Français : Une gravure de 1833 illust...

Prizes include… All entries will be published in an upcoming special edition of the award-winning ritaLOVEStoWRITE blog. All entries will receive a participation banner for your blog. The top three entries will receive a special “Finalist” banner for their Blog Page, and the top entry will win a Darcy mug! (Please make sure to include an email contact — which I will remove before posting so the whole world doesn’t see it.)

Deadline: 28 January 2013 (That’s the anniversary date of the novel’s publication)

*I seriously encourage you to think outside the box. For you illustrators out there… how about some character studies? Are you a playwright? Why not treat us to a re-imagined scene or two?… This should be a fun expression of your love for Austen and Pride and Prejudice. Don’t be afraid of a little well written/thought out fan fiction. (But no vampires, please.)

AND … Although I’m not going to snark  your intellectual property I strongly suggest you throw a copyright on all your original material in case any one else takes a liking to it.


About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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