Are You a Renegade Writer?

I’d been hearing about this contest for awhile–but I couldn’t find it listed on its “own” Web site. So I contacted Linda Formichelli, co-author of The Renegade Writer, and she graciously supplied the press release. Once again, there’s no entry fee (though it sure looks as though reading the book may help).

We’re Looking For a Few Good Renegades…
…renegade writers, that is! The Renegade Writer
“Ultimate Renegade” Freelance Writer Contest is seeking entries

Are you a rule-breaking renegade freelance writer? Then strut your stuff by entering The Renegade Writer “UItimate Renegade” Contest!
The Renegade Writer: A Totally Innovative Guide to Freelance Writing Success, by Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell, is a guide to thriving in the freelance world by breaking the rules. In that spirit, publisher Marion Street Press, Inc. has launched The Renegade Writer “Ultimate Renegade” Contest to identify great renegade writers.
Entering the contest costs nothing. One “Ultimate Renegade” and two runners up will be chosen. The Ultimate Renegade will win:

— $500 cash
— Free entry into Linda Formichelli’s Eight-Week Write for Magazines E-Course, including one-on-one consultation time with Linda.
— A Signed Special Second Edition Copy of The Renegade Writer: A Totally Innovative Guide to Freelance Writing Success
— A signed copy of Linda and Diana’s new book, The Renegade Writers Query Letters That Rock, coming out this fall.
— A complete set of Marion Street Press books for writers and word lovers.
— A cool gold-plated pen and pencil set.

The two runners up will win the same package, except the cash.

How do you enter?
Write a quick essay about your renegade writer lifestyle, including info about rules you’ve broken and how breaking those rules helped your career. Feel free to mention broken rules from The Renegade Writer, or rules not found in the book. Email your essay, and your snail mail address, to Renegade Writer publisher Ed Avis at edavis(at) Then get back to your renegade writing ways!
The deadline is July 1, 2006. Winners will be announced September 1, 2006.

The Renegade Writer (ISBN 1933338008, $14.95, Marion Street Press, Inc., 2005) is published by Marion Street Press, Inc., ( an independent publisher in Oak Park, Illinois that specializes in books for writers, journalists and word lovers.

Good luck, all you rule-breakers out there!